Student COVID policy

Students are expected to adhere to the College’s COVID-19 procedures and guidelines.

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Vaccines and boosters

Gettysburg College strongly recommends that our community remain up to date with their COVID vaccines, but it is not required. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and got the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC. If you have completed your primary series—but are not yet eligible for a booster—you are also considered up to date. Students may and are encouraged to submit vaccination records through the student Medicat portal.


There will be no weekly COVID-19 testing of students or employees, regardless of their vaccination status. Students experiencing symptoms and would like to be seen or tested, can call the Health Center by WellSpan at 717-337-4105 to schedule an appointment. Please carefully review the College’s student COVID-19 Guidelines below in the event you test positive or are identified as a close contact.


Masking is not mandated. Any student or employee may continue to mask if they choose. We encourage all community members to be respectful of these individual judgments.


The College will work with students regarding a plan and determine when students can return to classes. Students who test positive must remain masked indoors at all times through Day 10 and should refrain from eating or drinking indoors with others.


There are no restrictions on student travel to and from campus.

Visitors to campus

Gettysburg College students are permitted to have non-Gettysburg guests on campus.

COVID-19 Guidelines