Things you’ll do here

Nothing sets academic learning on the path to definitive action like hands-on experience. From our high-impact programs to our semester-long study abroad experiences, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new ways of thinking, and unleash your potential.

Get Involved

Students will find plenty of opportunities to enrich their college experience. With more than 120 clubs and organizations, 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams, and 800 events held on campus each year, there is always something to do at Gettysburg College. Our high-impact programs also give students unparalleled opportunities to turn their classroom learning into purposeful action that leads to a lifetime of success.

Center for Public Service

Center for Public Service
Engages students, community members, faculty, and staff to facilitate partnerships, education, critical thinking, and informed action, while also fostering social justice by promoting personal, institutional, and community change.

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Eisenhower Institute
Offers connections to Washington, D.C., to engage in nonpartisan discourse and critical analysis of important issues.

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Garthwait Leadership Center
Trains leaders through intellectual and experiential opportunities, which allow students to identify and reflect on passions and learn how to apply leadership skills ethically to make a positive impact.

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Civil War Institute
Engages with students and scholars through an interdisciplinary approach dedicated to public interpretation, historic preservation, public policy, teaching, and academic research.

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Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Provides access to an exceptional faculty of artists and scholars, a campus culture rich in performance, and opportunities that range from residencies with internationally-renowned guest artists and lecturers to studying abroad.

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Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations run the gamut, from student government and campus publications to sports, the arts, community service, and outdoor adventure.

Opportunities on campus

Phoebe Doscher performing in a musical productionIt was the ability to explore new opportunities that attracted Phoebe Doscher ’22 to Gettysburg College and set her on a path to lifelong discovery. She writes for The Gettysburgian, participates in school musicals and College choirs, and cofounded a new club.

Doscher isn’t alone in her active involvement in campus life. At Gettysburg College, students have countless opportunities to get involved, explore new possibilities, and strengthen their academics through experiential learning. Through studying abroad, joining a club, or taking advantage of our distinctive programs, students can apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life situations, and discover new ways to unleash their potential.

Live where you’ll learn

When you come to Gettysburg College, you aren’t just getting a college education, you are joining a community—of students and faculty alike—who are committed to creating and experiencing a transformative liberal arts and sciences experience. You’ll have a foundation to explore the world. How you build on that foundation is up to you.

Study abroad

Through our Center for Global Education, your classroom extends well beyond campus through more than 100 affiliated study abroad programs on six different continents. In fact, 60 percent of our students spend at least one semester abroad. The possibilities are endless.

Tyler Mann '20 sitting on stairs

A mathematical economics major, Tyler Mann ’20 studied in Shanghai through Gettysburg’s partnership with CET Shanghai. Upon graduation, he will take the knowledge he learned abroad to The TJX Companies in Framingham, Massachusetts, as a financial analyst. Read more about Mann’s experience.

Join something bigger than yourself

Our traditions bring Gettysburgians across all class years together, creating a community of current students and 30,000 alumni—both on campus and around the world—who are just as committed to preparing future leaders as we are.

Learn more about the unique moments that enrich our campus experiences, from the traditions that will welcome you to our community to the ones that will have you returning to Gettysburg years after you’ve graduated.

A Day at Gettysburg

Life at Gettysburg is yours to create, define, and experience. What happens outside of the classroom is a vital extension of your academic pursuit. Get ready to make it your own.
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Join our community

Secure your spot in the Class of 2024. We’re looking forward to welcoming you on campus. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

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