Orientation Leaders 

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Marion McKenzie

Marion McKenzie

Marion is a junior Mathematics and Environmental Studies double major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Other than being an orientation leader, she is also a CalcAid tutor, a tour guide, and an officer board member for Sigma Sigma Sigma's chapter on campus. If she's not in the library studying, Marion can be found in Commons Cafe grabbing coffee with friends. She can't wait to meet members of the Class of 2021!

Rachael Pulica

Rachael Pulica

Rachael is a sophomore double major in Biology and Environmental Studies from Colebrook, Connecticut. She is also minoring in Italian Studies. Rachael works in the Office of the Department of Environmental Studies and is a part of Circolo Italiano. Her goal is to get her Master's in Biology after graduating from Gettysburg College and then to work in a research lab. When she is not studying, you can find her hanging out with friends in Commons, going to the pool, adventuring around town, or relaxing outside. Rachael is so excited for Orientation and to meet the Class of 2021.

Kenzie Horst

Kenzie Horst

Kenzie is a sophomore Economics major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Kenzie is a thrower on the track & field team. I love Gettysburg and I am excited to be an orientation leader!

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Zak Hermann

Zak Hermann

Zak is a sophomore philosophy and political science major from Long Island, New York. He is a member of the wrestling team and rugby team. This summer Zak traveled around the world to Thailand with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a family in need.

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Valarie Simkins

Valarie Simkins1

Valarie is a sophomore organizational and management studies from Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. Valarie has completed the Garthwait Leadership Center and got her leadership certificate.  Valarie can't wait to meet you incoming students and help you make the first week of your freshman year amazing!!

Tyler Keohan

Tyler Keohn

Tyler is a sophomore from Acton, Massachusetts with an interest in Psychology and Organization and Management Studies.

Residence Life Staff

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Katie Bolger

Residence Coordinator

Katie Bolger

Katie is a senior English major with a Writing Concentration with minors in Spanish and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from West Caldwell, New Jersey. Along with her Res Life commitment, she is also a PLA for the English Department, a tutor in the Writing Center, and Managing Chair for The Mercury Art and Literary Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys singing in the shower, watching stand-up comedy, and writing about the many characters that populate her daily life. She spent the spring 2017 semester studying in Spain and gallivanting through Europe.

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Daniella Snyder

Daniella Snyder

Daniella is a senior (!!) Art History and English double major from Northumberland, Pennsylvania. If her soul were a color, it would definitely be a light lilac or lavender. She loves fresh flowers, Bon Iver on vinyl, and Cosmic Brownies. Aside from serving as an RA, Daniella also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Office of LGBTA Advocacy & Education. When Daniella isn't in class or at work, she can most likely be found drinking coffee in Ugly Mug Cafe, Commons, or Waldo's or doing homework in the basement of the library, talking to anyone she encounters about how much she misses her semester abroad in Florence, Italy.

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Libby Walker

Libby Walker

Libby is a sophomore Health Science major interested in the human metabolism and is from Rhode Island.  Outside of school, Libby loves to travel and has been to 12 countries and 28 states.  Her favorite place was the Galapagos Islands where she saw Blue and Red Footed Boobies!  Libby also works in the Office of Student Activities and Greek life, is a member of the Campus Activities Board, the Yearbook, and Biosphere.  She is very excited to meet the Class of 2021 and start her year as an RA!

Bailey Heath

Bailey Heath

Bailey is a junior mathematics major who has lived in Hummelstown, PA since high school after growing up in the southeastern United States.  Coming into his second year as a Resident Assistant, he is also a Peer Learning Associate for the mathematics department, co-chair of the Honor Commission, and a Research Assistant in the Psychology department.  Bailey does mathematical research on additive combinatorics.  When not doing math, Bailey enjoys spending time with his two younger brothers, reading, and baseball (Go Red Sox!).  You can usually find Bailey listening to music (favorite band:  Imagine Dragons) with his huge, blue headphones.


Office of Residential & First-Year Programs

Building: College Union Building
Room Number: 250
Phone: (717) 337-6901
Office Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00, closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch
Campus Box: 430
Website: Residential & First-Year Programs

Email: orientation@gettysburg.edu

Transfer Student Resources

Residential & First-Year Programs: Alex Barkley, abarkley@gettysburg.edu

Registrar's Office: Lindsay Arlington, larlingt@gettysburg.edu

Office of Academic Advising: Dean GailAnn Rickert, grickert@gettysburg.edu