Charting Your Course (CYC) is one element of the Extended Orientation program. It is designed to empower students to be Gettysburg Great as they learn about, engage in, and plan their Gettysburg experience.

Attending and participating in 18 CYC sessions (13 required and 5 electives of your choice) will offer you the greatest opportunity to have your choice of housing for your 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



Required CYC Events

There are 13 CYC events required for all students in the Class of 2020. These include events tied to Christina Henriquez's The Book of Unknown Americans, Community Meetings with students' first-year residence hall, and campus traditions like the Twilight Walk.

Click here to see the full schedule of required CYC events for the Class of 2020.

And remember to bring your student ID card to each event to receive CYC points!


Elective CYC Events

Potential CYC elective topics include:

- Social Justice Dialogue group credits

- Theater, Visual, Music Arts event credits

- Academic/Department presentation credits

- Athletic event credits