Orientation Schedule

August 10 — August 16

New Student Orientation Schedule 2020

Please note: as public health conditions continue to evolve daily, we appreciate your patience and understanding in recognizing that the schedule may be adjusted in response to ever-changing circumstances, and to uphold our steadfast commitment to the health and safety of our community.

Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14

Event Time Location Description
Living in Our Community Sessions Self-paced Virtual These online, self-paced modules focus on important aspects of our community and will help students identify how they can become successful members of the Gettysburg College community. More information about how to access these modules will be coming soon. The modules include:
• Learning & Honesty
• Introduction to the Department of Public Safety & Title IX
• Introduction to Student Conduct & Bias Policies
• Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program
• Student Monologues

Thursday, August 13 - Friday, August 14

Academic Exploration

During this time, you will have the opportunity to work with your faculty advisor and learn about the academic programs offered at Gettysburg.

Event Time Location Description
Faculty Advisor Meeting TBD Virtual Your faculty advisor will reach out to you to schedule a virtual meeting. Take this time to talk about your course schedule for the fall and your academic interests.
Topical Advising Information Sessions TBD Virtual A virtual information session to learn about different academic programs that are offered at Gettysburg. Specific topics to be announced at a later date.

Thursday, August 13

Event Time Location Description
Orientation Group Meeting 11 a.m. – noon Virtual This virtual meeting will provide students an opportunity to get to know the other students in their Orientation group and meet their Resident Assistant (RA) and/or Orientation Leader (OL). Your student staff will reach out to you with a zoom link for this meeting.
Engage Gettysburg Events 2-5 p.m. Virtual Virtual events hosted by different campus departments to introduce students to the campus community. A full list of these opportunities is forthcoming.

Friday, August 14

Event Time Location Description
Engage Gettysburg Events 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Virtual Virtual events hosted by different campus departments to introduce students to the campus community. A full list of these opportunities is forthcoming.
Orientation Group Game Night 8-9 p.m. Virtual A fun, virtual game night hosted by your Resident Assistant (RA) and/or Orientation Leader (OL).

Saturday, August 15

Event Time Location Description
Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Various locations Enjoy breakfast with your Orientation group. Your student staff will share more information about your time.
Orientation Group Meeting 10-11 a.m. Outdoors – Various location Another opportunity to check in with your Orientation group and get to know the other students living on your floor.
Campus Tours 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Outdoors Your RA or OL will lead a campus tour with your group. They will point out important buildings on campus and answer any questions you might have. Your RA or OL will share specific information about your tour time.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Various locations Enjoy lunch with your Orientation group.
Engage Gettysburg Events 1-4 p.m. Various locations A more detailed list of events is forthcoming.
Orientation Group Discussion 3-5 p.m. Various locations Discuss the Living in Our Community sessions you completed virtually with your Orientation group. Your RA/OL will be able to answer any questions you have about those sessions.
Dinner 5-7 p.m. Various locations Enjoy dinner with your Orientation group.
Engage Gettysburg Events 7-10 p.m. Various locations A more detailed list of events is forthcoming.

Sunday, August 16

Event Time Location Description
Brunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Various locations Enjoy brunch on your own or with your Orientation group.
Orientation Group Discussion 1-3 p.m. Various locations Continue discussing the Living in Our Community sessions with your RA and/or OL. This can also serve as a time to ask any questions about the first week of classes.
Engage Gettysburg Events 1-4 p.m. Various locations A more detailed list of events is forthcoming.
Dinner 5-7 p.m. Various locations Enjoy dinner on your own or with your Orientation group.
Class of 2024 Welcome Video Premiere 8-9 p.m. Location TBD A unique welcome for the Class of 2024 from the Gettysburg community.

Monday, August 17 - Sunday, August 23

Event Time Location Descriptions
Matriculation Ceremonies TBD TBD Gather with a small group of your peers to be formally welcomed to the Gettysburg community. More information about specific dates and times is forthcoming.