Building Access

During normal business hours, the Gettysburg College campus is generally open and accessible to students, faculty, staff and visitors of the College.

The majority of academic and administrative buildings are open during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm, except holidays) and are typically secured during the late evening hours, depending upon class schedules, special event scheduling, and community usage.  The designated 24-hour academic/administrative buildings are typically secured from 11pm to 6am each night, and access is gained to these buildings via the access control system. Members of the Department of Public Safety regularly patrol the interiors and exteriors of all campus facilities.

DPS officers patrol the campus grounds via foot, vehicle or bicycle, conduct regular interior and exterior checks of academic and administrative buildings and respond to incidents occurring anywhere within the college’s Clery geography.  DPS will provide security escorts when requested for staff members, students, and faculty.

Access to residence halls is restricted to Gettysburg College students and authorized staff, and the halls are secured by key and lock systems 24 hours a day/7 days a week. First-year residence halls and other select large-scale residential facilities are restricted to Gettysburg College students and authorized staff, and are secured 24 hours a day/7 days a week by an access control system. Members of the Department of Public Safety routinely patrol the interior common areas, spaces, and hallways of buildings equipped with such common spaces and regularly patrol the exteriors of all campus residence halls. Residence hall professional and student staff also enforce campus policies and security measures within the residence halls to achieve a community respectful of individual and group rights and responsibilities.