Create. Define. Experience. Get ready to make your experience at Gettysburg College your own.
Welcome to the beginning of your first year at Gettysburg! The transition to college can be exciting, overwhelming, empowering, and everything in between.
From learning how to navigate campus to finding your group of friends and getting involved, there is no shortage of opportunities. Ignite your curiosity in and out of the classroom, explore new interests to discover your potential, and dedicate time to newfound passions that make a difference.
Determine your path to success by finding a niche unique to you. You won’t want to miss a beat. There’s no time like the present to immerse yourself in the energy of Gettysburg College. No two students are alike. Be you. Be a Gettysburgian. Be a trailblazer in the Class of 2026!
The First-Year Experience at Gettysburg
We hope this timeline can provide a guide for what your first year on campus will look like and how you can learn about our community and connect to resources.
Below you will find key components of your first-year experience. While no student will have the same experience as another, these are common experiences that can bond you as a class.