First-Year Walk

August 24, 2023

The First-Year Walk is a time-honored tradition at Gettysburg College, when students retrace the steps students, faculty, and townspeople took in 1863 to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address at the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

This year’s First-Year Walk will be held on Thursday, August 24th. Students will gather in Christ Chapel at 6:00 PM for remarks from President Bob Iuliano before starting the Walk at approximately 6:30 PM.

Take a look back at highlights from the Class of 2026’s First-Year Walk in the video below.

First-Year Walk Class of 2026