Sunday, August 30

Orientation runs from Wednesday, August 26, 2015- Sunday, August 30, 2015. Below is a tentative schedule for opening day. There is time for parents to say farewell Wednesday afternoon. Please note that this is an evolving document and may change before you arrive. Please check back often for updates!

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Religious Services throughout the community

11:00 a.m. Chapel Service
Held in Christ Chapel and led by Pastor Joseph Donnella.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dining Center
A Gettysburg College tradition-Sunday morning Servo brunch

1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m.
Citizenship Discussions Continued
Various Locations

Leaning Plans, Charting Your Course (CYC), and Community Meetings

The Charting Your Course program, which includes the Community Meetings arranged by Residence Hall Floor, is designed to guide you through your first semester as a Gettysburg College community member. This introduction session will review the philosophy and rationale of the program of the Residence Life Citizenship Pillars, floor expectations, etc.  Your First-Year Staff team will inform you of the time and location for your group’s session.

1:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instrumental Ensembles Auditions (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony)

Schmucker Hall
Audition to participate in the Symphony Orchestra and/or Wind Symphony. All interested students are welcome and encouraged to audition; you do not have to be a music major or minor to participate. Sign-up sheets will be available Thursday and Friday outside the Conservatory office (Schmucker 3rd Floor); all students intending to audition should sign up for a time block. Audition materials are available online at

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Schmucker 214, Sign up in Schmucker 212 more info

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Catholic Mass Service
Christ Chapel

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Celebrate the successful completion of Orientation.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Schmucker 214, Sign up in Schmucker 212 more info

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
RISE Information Program

The Junction
A chance for those students who are part of the RISE program to get together and meet one another.

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


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