Staying Connected to Gettysburg

Although you’re away from campus, Gettysburg and CGE are only a few clicks away.

Important Contacts

Be sure to get a list of local contacts from your program’s on-site staff. In addition, here's a list of useful Gettysburg contact numbers:

CGE: 717-337-6866

Campus Safety: 717-337-6911

Financial Aid: 717-337-6611

Health Services: 717-337-6970

Correspondence and Contacting Home

It is extremely important that you keep in regular contact via e-mail while you are studying globally. All global study students must continue to use their Gettysburg e-mail accounts while studying globally. This is your official College e-mail address and all important information will be sent to you at that address.

Past global study students have suggested various ways that students can keep in touch with home when they are away from campus. Almost all program sites have e-mail access, although it may not be consistently available on some excursions. If not, many students suggest finding an internet hotspot (typically cafes with wireless access) to keep in touch by e-mail. If you know your program will be going on an excursion where you will not have consistent internet access, it can be helpful to set up an “out-of-office” message with your anticipated return date. You should also share these planned excursions with family or other emergency contacts so are aware when you will be unresponsive.

Students are required to have a charged, functioning cell phone with them during their semesters. This is often the most convenient way to stay in touch with other students on your program and local friends you make during your semester. Speak with your program directly for more information about cell phones and keeping in touch with home. When you get settled at your global study site, please return to your CGE dashboard in Student Center and complete the “Provide Contact Information” section so we know the best way to reach you in case of an emergency.

Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp are all great ways to video chat with friends and family and friends over Wi-Fi, free of cost.

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Accessing PeopleSoft Student Center

You can access your Gettysburg Email, Student Center, Moodle, and CNAV on the “Current Students” page on the Gettysburg website.

To successfully login to PeopleSoft Student Center you will need to make sure that your browser language setting is set to US English.

In the rare event that you are having problems accessing PeopleSoft Student Center, you may write to IThelpdesk by emailing:

Pre-Registration for Courses on Gettysburg’s Campus

Note: This section is only relevant for students who are studying globally for the entire academic year OR for the spring semester.

You will be contacted by email during the spring semester with information about pre-registration for the next academic year. All pre-registration information including course choices, are available online. Students will register on the Student Center which can be found in the left menu on the “Current Student” webpage.

Submitting New Course Approval Requests

On arrival at your global study program site, most students will be asked to register for classes in much the same way that you register at Gettysburg. Some students will find that the courses they had hoped to take are full, canceled, too advanced, or too basic. These students will need to get additional courses approved by Gettysburg College in order to assure credit transfer. If you need to get additional courses approved, you must do the following:

Log in to “Student Center” and click the link for the Center for Global Education. On your CGE Dashboard for your program, there will be a section called “Add Additional Courses.” Click on this section and you will be able to add additional courses to the list of courses that you entered prior to your departure. You will follow the same process as you did when you completed the Gettysburg Application.

Confirming Your Courses

Once your final registration at your program is complete, log in to “Student Center” and click on the “Courses Confirmed” section under the CGE Dashboard. You will see a list of all of the courses that you have gotten approved. Check off the courses that you have actually registered for and hit SAVE. If you are taking any courses that have not been approved, you will need to enter a new course approval request in the “Add Additional Courses” page. This will send your final list of courses to the Registrar for final approval. Please note: if your Course Approval Requests are still listed as “pending,” you cannot confirm your enrollment in that course.