Frequently-Asked Questions

How do I decide whether to stay on campus or in a hotel?
Alumni who want to be near friends or bring their families back to campus for a casual weekend generally enjoy staying in the residence halls. If you are looking for a romantic or full-service get-away, the dorms are probably not your best option. Staying in the dorms is convenient and economical, but it is not luxurious. Remember how uncomfortable those mattresses are?  Most residence halls have basic hospitality tables with snacks and beverages, but do not have maid or room service. If you prefer hotel accommodations, please make your reservations soon! Click here to see a list of local hotels/motels.

How much will campus housing cost?
$49 per person per night, with a special rate of $185 for families of four or more per night. 

When and where can I sign up to stay on-campus?
ou may request on-campus housing through the Reunion Weekend brochure registration form some of you will receive in the spring or on our online registration form which will also be available in the spring.  

What should I bring?
Linens, blankets, pillows and small towels are provided but not replenished throughout the weekend. Alumni should bring personal care items such as bathrobes, washcloths, alarm clocks, slippers, hangers, and additional towels, pillows, blankets, and bedding if needed. Alumni with small children should bring supplies with them, or rent equipment locally. Try Gettysburg Rental Center at 717-334-0021.

Which residence halls are used, and what are the rooms like?
Quarry, Apple and Paxton complexes will be used for Alumni Weekend Housing. All are air-conditioned.  Most dorms offered are apartment style, with each apartment sleeping approximately 4-6 people, and featuring a common living area, bathroom, and kitchen. Sleeping rooms are equipped with single beds. Some sleeping rooms have only one bed, while others have two. Please indicate special accommodations needed on the registration form.

How is housing assigned?
On-campus housing is available to alumni who are registered for Alumni Weekend events. The Alumni Relations Office will assign on-campus housing to alumni who register for it by May 22. (See the registration form for details.) The number of requests per class will determine the residence hall a class is assigned.  Consequently, housing assignments are not made until the week before Alumni Weekend. Every effort will be made to house classes together.

May I request roommates?
Alumni may request to be housed with or near other specific alumni. Roommate requests will be honored only if both parties request each other. If alumni do not state specific roommate requests, they may be assigned room/suite mates.

How do I check-in and out of on-campus housing?
Room assignments and keys may be picked up at registration in the CUB/SUB Lobby during the hours the Welcome Center is open.  Check-out is Sunday by 11:00 a.m. Be sure to return keys to the CUB/SUB Lobby. There is a charge of $70 for any key not returned before leaving campus for the weekend.  Rooms are re-keyed on Monday morning.

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