Get Acquainted Day

On Saturday, April 13, we are excited to welcome members of the Gettysburg College Class of 2028 and their guests to Get Acquainted Day, a day-long celebration where accepted students can experience our beautiful campus and welcoming community firsthand!

Register for Get Acquainted Day View Our Get Acquainted Day Map

Parking and Event Map

Event parking is available in the following lots: Stadium (Lot #5), Masters (Lot #6), Stadium West (Lot #7), CEP (Lot #8), and Constitution (Lot #10). Please follow the signs for Admissions Event Parking. To view available parking lots and important buildings for the event, please use our Get Acquainted Day Map.

Schedule of Events

Registration and Information – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Students and guests will check in for Get Acquainted Day in the College Union Building (CUB) Lobby.

Welcome and Presidential Q&A – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Carey Thompson, Vice President for Enrollment and Educational Services, will welcome accepted students and their guests to campus with opening remarks before introducing Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano, who will conduct a question-and-answer session moderated by two current Gettysburg students.

Clubs and Services Exposition – 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Students and guests will be guided to Bream Gymnasium and Hauser Fieldhouse to explore the “Expo” and learn more about Gettysburg College’s extensive co-curricular offerings and student services.

Lunch and Campus Tours – 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Dining Center is provided free of charge to all accepted students and their guests. Student-led tours will depart from the side entrance of the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex.

Academic Presentations – 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Accepted students and their guests will be able to attend their choice of two academic presentations during this period. Each presentation will be offered twice—first from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and then again from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Community Reception – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Accepted students and their guests can mingle with each other and with members of our alumni network, Parents Leadership Council, and other community members at a casual reception to close out the day’s events.

Financial Aid Meetings

The Financial Aid staff will be offering individual financial aid meetings throughout the day in the College Union Building. Meetings will be conducted in 20-minute intervals. If you would like to meet with a financial aid representative during Get Acquainted Day, we highly recommend that you call the Financial Aid Office at 717-337-6611 to schedule an appointment.

Day Office Hours

Several departments, offices, and programs are hosting office hours throughout the day. Appointments are not necessary if visiting during the open office hours listed below:

  • Anatomage Table Demos - Science Center - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Center for Student Success - College Union Building, Second Floor - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Eisenhower Institute - 157 North Washington Street - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • West Art Gallery - West Building, 1st Floor - 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (with attendant), with the gallery accessible all afternoon