Gettysburg College's Extended Orientation progam is titled Charting Your Course, or CYC. It is designed to empower students to be Gettysburg Great as they learn about, engage in, and plan their Gettysburg experience.

First-year students will participate in CYC events ranging from a public presentation by our Common Read book author Cristina Henríquez, to community meetings, to the Twilight Walk. A wide range of elective events are also available as part of the program.

As an added bonus, attending and participating in 18 CYC sessions (13 required and 5 electives of your choice) will offer first-years the greatest opportunity to have their choice of housing for their sophomore year.


  • Prof. David Powell's First-Year Seminar
  • FYS
  • FYS

Contact Information

College Union Building
Suite 250
Campus Box: 430


Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8AM-12PM, and 1PM-5PM
P: (717) 337-6901


Email: cyc@gettysburg.edu



CYC Schedule

There are 13 CYC events required for all students in the Class of 2020.

View the schedule of required CYC events for the Class of 2020.

You can also view the full CYC schedule, including required and elective events.

Remember to bring your student ID card to each event to receive CYC credit!


CYC Events

There are 13 CYC events required for all students in the Class of 2020.

Elective events are broken down into 5 topics:

- Social Justice Dialogue Groups

- Theater, Visual, Music Arts Events

- Academic/Department Presentations

- Athletic & Campus Recreation Events

- Career Development Events