Transfer and Readmitted Students

The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs is committed to housing all students enrolled at Gettysburg College. If you still have housing questions after reading the information below, please contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs at (717)337-6901.

Transfer Students

Students who are transferring to Gettysburg College for the Fall Semester will receive New Student Orientation information, including details regarding housing, from the Office of Student Activities and First-Year Programs in the first week of June. Transfer students should complete all housing information by the deadline, and contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs with any questions regarding housing.

Students who are transferring to Gettysburg College for the Spring Semester will be assigned housing by the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs. If you have a housing preference, please email Sharon Fissel and we will do our best to honor your request.

Readmitted Students

Students who are not currently enrolled at Gettysburg College may be eligible to participate in the housing selection process as follows:

Students returning from a leave of absence:
The student must meet all normal housing deadlines for applying for housing in order to be considered for housing for the semester in which he/she plans to return.
  • Students returning from a Leave of Absence for the fall semester:
    Students will be given a housing lottery number to participate in the Housing Selection Process after they have been approved to return by the Academic Standing Committee. Please click on the Housing Selection link to view more details about the Housing Selection Process.

  • Students returning from a Leave of Absence for the spring semester:
    Once students are approved to return by the Academic Standing Committee, the Office of Residential & First Year Programs will send students a Housing Preference Form to complete and return by the designated deadline set. The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will do their best to accommodate your preference based on the vacancies available.
Students readmitted after a withdrawal:
The student must meet all normal housing deadlines for applying for housing in order to be considered for housing for the semester in which he/she plans to return.
  • Students readmitted for the fall semester:
    Should a student be approved for fall readmission during Housing Selection for the fall semester, they will be permitted to participate in housing selection processes with friends using their friends lottery number. Readmitted students are not given a housing lottery number to participate in the Housing Selection Process as the lottery numbers assignment process is usually completed. Please click on the Housing Selection link to view more details about the Housing Selection Process.

  • Students readmitted for the spring semester:
    Once students are approved to return by the Academic Standing Committee, the Office of Residential & First Year Programs will send students a Housing Preference Form to complete and return by the designated deadline set. The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs will do their best to accommodate your preference based on the vacancies available.

    A student who has been granted a withdrawal must notify in writing the Office of Academic Advising of his/her desire to return to the College no later than May 1st for the Fall semester and no later than November 1st for the Spring semester.