Our Orientation Team will update the schedule throughout the summer as details and locations are confirmed.  Please check back often and contact us with any questions at orientation@gettysburg.edu.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Religious Services throughout the community


11:00 a.m. 

Chapel Service Christ Chapel


11:00 a.m.

Hillel Bagel Brunch Hillel House, 135 N. Washington St.


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch Dining Center

A Gettysburg College tradition: Sunday morning Servo brunch


1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class of 2021 Field Day Activities Memorial Field

An opportunity for first-year students to come together in their residence hall groups and bond through team building activities and games. Come out and join your building for a fun Field Day! (The winning hall will win a pizza party!)


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Final Orientation Group Debriefing Various Locations


1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Choral Auditions Schmucker 214 (Sign up at Schmucker 212)

Visit choir page for more information


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

Catholic Mass Christ Chapel


5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Dining Center

Celebrate your successful completion of Orientation!

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