Facebook followers offer advice for students as they begin a new year

As a fresh crop of Gettysburgians arrives on campus, and upperclassmen return for another academic year, it seems like everyone has quality advice to offer students about their time at Gettysburg College.

On Aug. 26, the first day of classes, the Gettysburg College Facebook page solicited advice for our students as they begin a new year.

More than 50 people weighed in with their own tips and tricks for making the most of a Gettysburg College education, and more than 200 people "liked" the post.

Advice post


So, just what did our followers have to say? Read on and check out some common themes that emerged during the conversation on Facebook:

1. Let’s start with the most basic: take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of Gettysburg’s top-notch faculty, and go to class!




2. Get involved! Gettysburg College offers countless opportunities outside the classroom. And while you’re getting involved, you won’t be able to help but…




3. Make friends! We constantly hear from alums that they formed life-long friendships (and romances too) at Gettysburg.




4. Expand your horizons beyond Gettysburg and study abroad.




5. And everyone agrees, enjoy your time on campus, because four years go faster than you think!




Sunderman Conservatory of Music Prof. Brent Talbot offered some advice of his own when he addressed the Class of 2017 during Convocation. He encouraged students to explore and forge their own identities, using opportunities to get involved on campus and in their communities to do so. Watch Talbot’s full remarks.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Fri, 30 Aug 2013

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