Watch now: What will you jump into your first year at Gettysburg?

You’re a senior in high school. It’s taken four years, but you’ve finally made it. You’ve found the activities that you’re passionate about and you’ve excelled as a leader.

Now, you’re about to attend college, and you’re looking forward to a fresh start—this is your chance to figure out who you are, what you want to do, and explore new interests! At Gettysburg, there are over 120 clubs and organizations to get involved in and over 1,000 leadership positions available—and that’s just outside of the classroom.

Inside the classroom, the possibilities are endless. Watch the video to learn more about some of our first-year students’ experiences.

Whatever you choose to do, rest assured that as a first-year student, there’s something (or many things!) for everyone.

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Carina Sitkus, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Mon, 17 Apr 2017

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