Orientation Schedule

August 26-30

Schedule overview

Orientation is a five-day, comprehensive program of events designed to connect first-years with their classmates, faculty, and the broader campus community. Learn more about the week’s events and view daily schedules.

Schedule highlights

August 26

  • Orientation Group Assembly
  • Convocation Ceremony
  • Transition to Gettysburg College, session for parents and families

August 27

  • Academic Advisor Meetings
  • First-Year Walk
  • Engage Gettysburg events

August 28

  • Gettysburg In Volunteerism (GIV) Day
  • Student Monologues

August 29

  • Experience Gettysburg

August 30

  • Class of 2024 Field Day

Transfer and international students

Students in a classroom at International Student Orientation

International student orientation

Program of events for students transitioning to life in the United States and at Gettysburg

Schedule coming soon

Students playing chess on library steps during Orientation

Transfer student orientation

Program of events for students transferring from another institution

Schedule coming soon

Other important dates

Please review this schedule for important summer deadlines.

Date Description
May 14 First-Year Announcement of Courses posted on the Registrar’s website
May 20 First-Year Dashboard opens at 10:00am EST
May 29 Deadline to confirm First-Year Seminar selection on your First-Year Dashboard
June 9 First-Year Dashboard closes at 11:59pm EST
June 15 Ten-Month Payment Plan Deadline (Optional; read more in Student Accounts)
June 11-17 Summer Advising Week: consult with faculty advisors and Deans of Academic Advising
June 17 PeopleSoft Student Center opens at 9:00am EST for class registration
July 1 Final High School Transcript due
July 15 PeopleSoft Student Center closes for incoming student class registration
Late July Room and roommate assignments delivered to your @gettysburg.edu account (completion of First-Year Dashboard required)
August 26-30 Orientation
August 31 Classes begin

Next steps

Make sure you have completed your onboarding through the First-Year Dashboard. Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions!

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