The Gettysburg College campus is open to the public. The majority of academic and administrative buildings are open during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays) and are typically secured during the late evening hours, depending upon special event scheduling and community usage. The designated 24 hour academic buildings are typically secured from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night, and access is gained to these buildings via the access control system. The Musselman Library’s hours can fluctuate, but the library is normally accessible 24 hours a day by campus community members, Sunday through Thursday of each week, except holidays, break periods, and summer session. When the Library is open, access is gained to the facility between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. via the access control system. Access to residence halls is restricted to Gettysburg College students and authorized staff, and 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 regularly patrol the interiors and exteriors of all campus facilities, buildings, and residence halls.