Orientation Schedule

August 24 — August 28, 2022

New Student Orientation: Wednesday, August 24th – Sunday, August 28th

Please find highlights of our Orientation schedule listed below and continue to check back for more updates throughout the summer.

Important Summer Dates

Date Event
Wednesday, May 18th First-Year Dashboard (online Orientation forms) opens at 10 a.m. EST
Monday, May 23rd First-Year Seminar selection due on FY Dashboard at 11:59p.m. EST
Tuesday, May 31st Tuesday, June 14th: Fall Course Planning (assistance in planning your courses)
Tuesday, June 7th First-Year Dashboard due at 11:59p.m. EST
Wednesday, June 15th Fall 2022 Course Registration Opens at 9a.m. EST
Friday, August 5th Living in Our Community Online Modules available at 10a.m. EST
Monday, August 22nd Living in Our Community Online Modules due by 11:59p.m. EST

Summer Zoom Series

Throughout the summer, Residential Education and the Center for Student Success will host zoom sessions to help incoming students learn about Gettysburg and get to know each other. These sessions will include informational sessions about our online systems as well as informal sessions where you can meet upperclass students. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Wednesday, August 24th

New students will move into their residence halls and meet with their Orientation group for the first time. Programming and information for parents and families will also be offered. Opening Convocation occurs on the first day of Orientation as a formal welcome for the Class of 2026.

Thursday, August 25th

On Thursday, new students will meet with their academic advisors and be able to learn about various academic programs at Gettysburg. They also will participate in the First-Year Walk, a Gettysburg tradition.

Friday, August 26th – Sunday, August 28th

Throughout the rest of Orientation, students will continue to meet with their Orientation group, attend social activities and learn more about the Gettysburg community.

Explore Gettysburg Events

Throughout our five-day Orientation program, there are choice sessions offered that we call Explore Gettysburg sessions. These sessions allow a small group of students to come together to learn about opportunities on and off campus.