Housing Details

Eisenhower Institute

Eisenhower Institute

The Eisenhower Institute residential program is a housing option located above the Eisenhower Institute (EI) at 157 N. Washington Street in a historic home once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The students living in the institute are part of the EI Undergraduate Fellows program, which annually gives a select group of Gettysburg College students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. Fellows are chosen annually and 6 of the fellows reside at the Institute.

There are four singles and one double at the Eisenhower Institute. The Eisenhower Institute contains one bathroom that accommodates one person at a time; therefore this bathroom is gender-neutral.

Each student is provided with an extra-long bed (39 inches x 80 inches x 6 1/2 inches), a desk and chair; a dresser and closet space. The beds have three notches on each bed end to adjust the height of the bed. The first notch is approximately 13 inches off the floor; the second (middle) notch is approximately 18 inches off the floor; the third notch is approximately 23 inches off the floor. Students may also loft or bunk their beds by acquiring the additional pieces necessary to do so. Lofting the bed allows for furniture such as the dresser, desk, and desk chair to slide underneath the bed. The additional pieces to loft/bunk your bed will be available in your building common space during the first several weeks of the fall semester. During the rest of the year, the pieces can be requested by submitting a Facilities Helpdesk request.

Helpful Facts:

Housing Rate Plan 1 & 4
Meal plan required Yes
Year acquired by the College
Capacity 6
Residential floors 1
Singles 4
Doubles 1
Triples 0
ADA accessible No
Elevator Yes
Open for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks Yes
Air conditioned Yes
Type of bed frame(s) in each room  Wood (can be bunked/lofted)
Microfridge in each room Yes
Laundry location 209 or 133 N. Washington St., Lamp Post, Smith House (card accessible)
Kitchen location none
Trash room location Toters beside building
Network connection (W=wireless, D=data jack) W & D