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Hassler Latin Prize — Mr. Charles W. Hassler has fur-
nished a fund of $500, the interest of which is annually awarded
to that student of the Junior class who, at the end of the year,
shall be rated as the best Latin scholar.

Graeff English Prize — This prize was founded by Mr.
John E. Graeff, Class of 1843. The interest of a fund of $500 is
awarded for the best English essay from a member of the
Senior class, on a subject previously assigned. The decision is
made by a committee appointed by the Professor of English.

Samuel Garver Latin Prize — The income from a fund
of $500 established by the Rev. Austin S. Garver, A.M., a
member of the Class of 1869, in memory of his father, Samuel
Garver, is annually awarded to the student who has made the
greatest progress in Latin during his Freshman year.

Samuel Garver Greek Prize — The income from a fund of
$500 established by the Rev. Austin S. Garver, A.M., a mem-
ber of the Class of 1869, in memory of his father, Samuel Gar-
ver, is annually awarded to the student who has made the
greatest progress in Greek during his Freshman year.

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Military Memorial Prize — The Alumni and friends of
Gettysburg College have contributed a fund of $500, the inter-
est on which is to be awarded annually to the student who has
attained the highest standing in either the first or second year
of the Advanced Course as a member of the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps.

The Edwin and Leander M. Zimmerman Senior Prize —
The interest on a fund of $1,000 contributed by Doctor Edwin
and Leander M. Zimmerman is given at the close of each year
to that member of the Senior class whose Christian character,
class standing, and student influence cause him to be selected
as the member of the Senior class who has contributed most
to the upbuilding of Gettysburg College.

Stine Chemistry Prize — The income from a fund of $1,000
established by Mr. Charles M. A. Stine, Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D.,
of Wilmington, Del., Class of 190 1, is awarded annually, at the
end of the Senior year, to a student majoring in Chemistry.
The winner of the prize is chosen on the basis of his chemistry
grades, laboratory technique, personality, general improve-
ment in four years, and ability to handle the subject at the
time of his selection.

Douglas English Prize — Through the generosity of Lloyd
C. Douglas, LL.D., of Los Angeles, California, prizes of $100
and $50 are awarded annually to two students for the best two
Short Stories. Eligibility to these prizes is limited to students
in the Junior and Senior classes in the College, and to students
of the Theological Seminary.

Chi Omega Alumni Prize — The Gettysburg Chi Omega
Alumnae Association, National Woman's Fraternity, has
established a prize of twenty-five dollars to be awarded an-
nually to the Junior or Senior girl who has excelled in the field
of American History. The recipient is chosen by a faculty com-
mittee on the basis of scholarship, character, and personality.


Nicholas Bible Prize — The income from a fund of $500
established by the Rev. J. C. Nicholas, D.D., a member of
the Class of 1894, is annually awarded to that member of the
Senior Class who has done the best work in advanced courses
in the Department of English Bible.

Sceptical Chymists Prize — To encourage the presenta-
tion of meritorious talks the Sceptical Chymists awards
annually the sum of ten dollars to that member or pledge who
delivers the best speech.

No student shall be eligible for any honor or prize unless he
has had at Gettysburg College all the work required for the
year or years for which the honor or prize is awarded, unless
substitutions shall be approved, at the time of award, by
special Faculty action.

Scholarships and zAids for Students

Stine Scholarships — Chas. M. A. Stine, Ph.D., Sc.D.,
LL.D., of Wilmington, Del., Class of 1901, has established an
endowment fund which makes available three one-hundred-
dollar loan scholarships, known as the Milton H. Stine Scholar-
ships. These scholarships are awarded each year to young
men preparing for the Gospel Ministry. Dr. Stine established
these scholarships in honor of his father and mother.

Blough Scholarships — Burton F. Blough, of Harrisburg,
Pa., a former member of the Board of Trustees, established
a scholarship endowment fund yielding three one-hundred-
dollar loan scholarships. These scholarships are available on a
loan basis to worthy students.

Wellington Scholarship — The interest on a fund of
$5,000, bequeathed by Senator George L. Wellington, of
Cumberland, Md., is available each year toward the payment
of the tuition of a deserving student.


Board of Trustees Scholarships — Endowed scholarships
worth thirty dollars each and a limited number of scholarships
worth fifty dollars each are awarded annually to deserving stu-
dents by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. All
applications for these scholarships must be made in writing and
must state in full the reasons for the request. Such applications
must be handed to the President before October i of the
college year.

Kirschner Scholarships — Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Kirschner,
of Hazleton, Pa., have established a scholarship endowment
fund of $10,000 to perpetuate the memory of their son, Alvan
Ray Kirschner, who lost his life in the World War. The income
from this fund is divided into two scholarships which are
awarded to students under certain conditions which give
preference to those from Hazelton and vicinity. Applications
for the use of these scholarships should be made directly to
Mr. C. J. Kirschner, Hazleton, Pa.

Alumni Loyalty Fund Loan Scholarships — A number of
scholarships have been established by contributions received
through the Alumni Loyalty Fund. Loans from these funds
are made to members of the Senior Class through application
to the Finance Committee of the Alumni Association. The
loans bear no interest until one year after graduation.

Miller-Dewey Education Fund — The income from a
fund of $10,000 established by the late Rev. Adam B. Miller,
A.M., a member of the Class of 1873, is annually available
for the purpose of aiding deserving persons in obtaining an
education at Gettysburg College. The graduates of Loysville
Orphans Home have the first claim on these scholarships.

Bateman Scholarship — The Rev. Sydney E. Bateman,
M.D., Class of 1887, has established a scholarship fund of
$500, the income from which is awarded each year to a needy
student preparing for the ministry. Applications for this
scholarship must be handed to the President before October
1 of the college year.


Weaver Scholarships — Rufus B. Weaver, M.D., class of
1862, established a fund for three scholarships to be awarded
each year on the basis of academic excellence, character, and

Class of 19 16 Scholarship — An award of twenty-five
dollars is given to the member of the sophomore class who,
during his first two years, has made the greatest contribution
to Gettysburg College.

Eyler Scholarship — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Eyler have
established a fund, the income from which is devoted each
year to a scholarship or scholarships to aid deserving men
studying for the Lutheran ministry.

Parent Education Society Scholarships — The Parent
Education Society controls eleven scholarships, worth thirty
dollars each, which are open to young men preparing for the
Lutheran Ministry.

National Youth Administration — An annual grant under
the Student Aid program of the National Youth Administra-
tion enables the College to employ about forty students
on a variety of departmental projects at the rate of thirty-five
cents per hour. The maximum monthly wage is about fifteen

Applicants for this aid are required to submit evidence of
real financial need, satisfactory scholastic ability and good

The President of the College has designated Prof. C. G. Reen
as Director of the local N.Y.A.

Several scholarships of thirty dollars have been endowed
and are controlled by congregations, synods, and individuals.
The Gettysburg School Board controls a fifty dollar scholar-
ship established by C. W. Thompson, Esq., of Lebanon, Pa.
The authorizations from those controlling these scholarships
must be handed to the President before October 1 of the college


The children of clergymen are each annually awarded a
scholarship amounting to one-half of the Tuition and General
Fees, that is $175 on application to the President before
October 1 of the college year. Beneficiaries of synodical aid
receive a scholarship of $50.

Advanced Course Students enrolled in the Reserve Officers,
Training Corps (R. O. T. C.) receive substantial financial
benefits. As outlined in detail on page 104 every member of the
R. O. T. C. receives during his college course the necessary
uniforms and equipment. During the first and second years,
the student is issued for his use a uniform consisting of coat,
trousers, two shirts, tie, belt and cap. This uniform remains the
property of the United States. During the third and fourth
years of the course, the student is furnished with a complete
uniform made to his measure. This uniform becomes his
personal property when he satisfactorily completes the course.
The cash paid directly to the student during the third and
fourth years by the War Department for allowances for board,
pay, travelling expenses, and uniforms during third and fourth
years is about $208. As this course, itself of educational value,
can be pursued without interfering with the required studies in
any course, it should not only be attractive to all students, but
should make a special appeal to those who are in need of
financial assistance.

A considerable number of students are given part-time
employment by the college in such positions as those of
laboratory assistants, dormitory proctors, chapel pianist and
chapel chorister, assistants in the offices of the Dean, the
Registrar, and the Athletic Department. Others are employed
in the Library, and in caring for classrooms, laboratories, and
athletic equipment. These student appointments are made
by the President ; applications for such positions must be made
in writing on a form provided for that purpose by the Dean
and must be filed with him before May 1 of the preceding
college year. Unless other compensation is stipulated, thirty-
five cents an hour is allowed for these services.

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Treasurer s 'Bills

The bills of the College Treasurer are made out for each
semester and include half of each item for the college year.
The bill for tuition, room rent, electric light, student chest,
athletic fee, and laboratory fees is payable in advance at the
beginning of each semester.

No student will be graduated until all financial obligations
to the College and for class publications and other student
interests have been discharged, except when a student has
registered a timely protest with the Faculty and the claim
for relief has been allowed. Certification of college work or
statement of honorable dismissal will not be made until these
financial obligations have been met.

College Fees

A Registration Fee of five dollars is required of all students on
entering the College for the first time and is payable to the

The annual charge for tuition is $350 and may be paid in
two installments, $175 being due at the beginning of each
semester. This charge is made for instruction; lectures, upkeep
and use of grounds and buildings (does not include dormitory
room rent); use of library, reading rooms, gymnasium and
swimming pool; health and sanitation service.

Any student pursuing studies which total less than ten
semester hours must pay twelve dollars Tuition and General
Fee per semester hour.

Each student is required to pay the following yearly fees :

Athletic fee, admitting to all athletic contests

played in Gettysburg 20 .00

Student Chest fee, for support of various

student organizations 10 . 00

Health fee, for physical examinations, medi-
cal care and infirmary service 10 .00


laboratory Fees


ist. 2nd. deposit

sent. sent. per sent.

Biology i, 2, 3, 4, 5 $ 8.oo $ 8.oo

Biology 106 5 . 00

Biology 8 8 . 00

Biology 11 7 . 50 7.50

Chemistry 1 10 . 00 10 . 00 $3 . 00

Chemistry 2a and 2b, 4 10.00 10.00 5.00

Chemistry 5 10 . 00 10 . 00

Education 11 10 . 00

Physics, 1, 102, 3, 10 7.50 7.50

Shorthand 1 5 . 00 1 5 . 00

Typewriting 1 5 . 00 1 5 . 00

In addition to these fees a charge is made for apparatus
broken or not returned in good condition.


The College does not maintain a dining hall for men students.
Men students receive board in clubs and with private families
at a cost of from five to six dollars per week.
A table for women is maintained in Huber Hall.

Estimated Qost of a Tear in Qollege

The expenses of a college student depend largely on the training
and habits of the individual. To aid the student rooming in a
College dormitory to calculate the probable cost of a year in
college at Gettysburg the following estimates are submitted;

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(A) Items on College Bill

Moderate Liberal

Tuition and General Fees $350.00 $350.00

Room rent and heat (half dormitory

room) 46 . 50 89 . 00

Electric light (80 watts) 10 . 00 10 . 00

Athletic Fee 20 . 00 20 . 00

Student Chest 10 . 00 10 . 00

Health Fee 10.00 10.00

Payable to College $446 . 50 $489 . 00

(B) Other Expenses

Board $175.00 $200.00

Laundry 30 . 00 3 5 . 00

Books and stationery 30.00 35. 00

Estimated total cost for college year $681 . 50 $759 .00

To the preceding should be added laboratory fees in case
the student takes courses involving such charges. The cost
of clothing, railway fare, and other personal expenses is not

(A) Items on College Bill

Moderate Liberal

Tuition and General Fees $350.00 $350.00

Board 235.00 235.00

Room rent, heat, and light 55 . 00 90 . 00

Athletic Fee 20 . 00 20 . 00

Student Chest 10.00 10.00

Health Fee 10.00 10.00

Linen Fee 5 . 00 5 . 00

Physical Education Costume 5 .00 5 .00

Payable to College $690.00 $725.00


(B) Other Expenses

Laundry $2 5 . 00 $30 . 00

Books and stationery 30.00 35.00

Estimated total cost for college year $745 . 00 $790 . 00

To the preceding should be added laboratory fees in case
the student takes courses involving such charges. The cost
of clothing, railway fare, and other personal expenses is not

'Dormitories for Women

The housing of Gettysburg women is under the direction of the
Dean of Women. Non-resident women students are required
to room under dormitory supervision. The college maintains
two dormitories — Huber Hall and Stevens Hall accommodat-
ing a total of 114 women students. In addition to these two
halls, there are available approximately six private homes
accommodating a total of 40 students.

Rooms range in price from $55 to $90 a year. All students
board at Huber Hall where facilities are available for 155
students and members of the staff.

Upon receiving notification of admission to the college, the
applicant should immediately make application to the Dean of
Women for a room assignment. Such application must be
accompanied by a deposit of $25 which is credited to the first
semester bill.

The rooms are designed for two girls and also for three girls.
Each dormitory room is provided with a closet or wardrobe,
dresser, chair, single bed, mattress, bookshelves, and study
table. Students are required to provide the following furnish-
ings: personal linens (towels, etc.), bed linen, blankets, dresser
scarfs, and bed spreads, mattress pads, one study lamp
preferably an I.E.S. study lamp. Window draperies made of
cretonne or other suitable material are also furnished by the
student. Pictures and other decorations may be suspended



only from the molding. Pressing facilities are available on the
first floor of each of Huber and Stevens Hall.

'Dormitories for zJkten

Pennsylvania Hall (Freshman Dormitory). All resident
freshman men are required to live in Pennsylvania Hall (Old
Dorm) or in freshman houses and to come under the direction
of the Freshman Dormitory System. An upperclassman of
high standing lives with each group of fifteen freshmen and
acts as their counselor and friend. Groups elect their own
freshman leaders who together make up the Dormitory
Council to which is entrusted certain administrative responsi-
bilities. The entire system is under the supervision of a
faculty committee in consultation with the Dean of the
college. Yearly room rents in Pennsylvania Hall range from
$46.50 to $89.00.

McKnight Hall housing approximately fifty men is re-
served for upper classmen. On May 1 of each year the reserva-
tion of rooms for the next college year begins. Students in
McKnight Hall desiring to remain in the rooms they now
occupy may do so provided they sign a new rental contract
in the Dean's office on or before May 5. Occupants of the
Freshmen dormitories who desire to contract for rooms in
McKnight Hall may do so during the period of May 6 to 8.
After that date all rooms not reserved in this manner are
open for assignment, on the days announced by the Dean, in
the following order: Juniors, Sophomores, and students
entering with advanced standing from other institutions.
Yearly room rents in McKnight Hall range from $77 to $87.

Non-resident students are required to room in the College
dormitories unless excused by the Dean. Non-resident students
rooming outside the dormitories will be charged $7.50 each
semester for this privilege, when dormitory accommodations
are available, unless, for special reasons, this charge is remitted
by the Faculty.

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No reservations of rooms beyond the actual needs of the
student are permitted. No student is allowed to change his
room without permission, and if he is allowed to do so, must
sign a new rental contract.

Guarantee and Damage Deposit. — Every student rooming
in a dormitory is required to sign a contract binding him to
pay the rent and to occupy the room himself throughout the
year. A deposit of ten dollars must accompany the contract,
this deposit to be held as a guarantee and damage fund to cover
breakage or any other damage to the room or to the furniture
during the year. On June 15, the deposit, with the damage
charge determined by the appraiser deducted, is refunded to
the student. In case the student fails to take the room, the
full deposit will be forfeited unless the college has been notified
on or before August 15.

Key Deposit. — Every student rooming in the dormitory is
required to pay to the Dean a key deposit of one dollar which
is refunded upon the return of the key to the office of the
Dean. All dormitory keys must be surrendered on or before
June 15 of each year or the deposit is forfeited.

Dormitory Furniture and Student Property. — All dormitory
rooms are furnished. Students are required to provide bed-
clothing, toweling, etc. The College disclaims all responsibility
for the care or safety of any property belonging to students.
Any student property left in the dormitory room during the
summer vacation should be securely packed and distinctly
marked with the owner's name and the number of his room.
No property should be left in closets or bureau drawers. This
is to insure against possible loss and facilitate the cleaning of
the rooms.

Students Transferring to Other Rooms for the Following Year.
In order to have the dormitory rooms available for the new
occupants all students vacating rooms are required to transfer



their personal property, either to the rooms they are to
occupy or into storage, on or before June 15 of that year.
Both room and key deposit will be held until this transfer has
taken place.

Electric Light and Room Inspection. — Each student is
allowed the use of a maximum power of 80- watts for the
regular light fee of five dollars per semester. One radio will be
considered as the equivalent of one 40-watt lamp. The occu-
pants of any room are held responsible for the order and the
sanitary conditions of that room and any damage to the room
or to the furniture is charged against them. Rooms must
at all times be accessible to the college authorities and are
subject to semi-weekly inspection by an official of the college.
Only the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds is allowed
to change the locks on doors. Students violating Dormitory
Regulations forfeit their rights as occupants.

The Dean will be glad to furnish any additional informa-
tion that may be desired about dormitory rooms as well as
rooms in the homes of families living in town.




J^brary and Treading 'Rooms

>HE Library collection consists of about
fifty thousand volumes, together with a
serviceable pamphlet, periodical, and picture
collection to meet the needs of the various
departments of the college. The Dewey
decimal system of book classification is being
replaced by the Library of Congress system which is better
adapted to the needs of a college library.

The appropriation for the Library is being increased con-
stantly to meet the standards of adequate service. Generous
book donations, such as the Zimmerman and Stuckenberg
collections, book funds from the income of the College for the
needs of each department, assure a current supply of authori-
tative material. The printed card catalogue, based upon biblio-
graphic principles and arranged in dictionary order by author,
title, and subject, facilitates access to the resources of the
library. A reference collection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries,
almanacs, atlases, and yearbooks is available for consultation.
To aid instruction in the various departments, the Freshman
class is taught the research use of a library.

In the fall of 1929, the library building was opened to the
students. This building, designed in the Georgian style to
harmonize with the other buildings on the campus, is made of
faced brick with a granite base and cast stone trim. The
facade of the building is divided into three units: a large cen-
tral motive is flanked by lower wings which project slightly
in front of the central structure. Complete in every detail
of its equipment, the building has a book capacity of one



hundred thousand volumes and a seating capacity of three
hundred readers. Provision has been made in the library for
seminar rooms, stack space, reference and general reading-
room needs. There are periodical reading-room facilities and
adequate accommodations for the library administration.

The library is open from 8 130 A. M. to 12 noon, from 1 P. M.
to 5 P. M., and from 7 P. M. to 10 P. M., Monday to Friday
inclusive, and from 8:30 A. M. to 12 noon Saturday. The
library is closed Saturday afternoon until after the Thanks-
giving recess, Saturday evening, Sunday, on such official
holidays as are listed in the College catalog, and during the
public lectures sponsored by the College.

To achieve the best results in administration, certain Faculty
regulations are in force with which all readers are requested
to comply.


The Biological Laboratories, in Glatfelter Hall, are
equipped with carefully selected materials and apparatus
necessary for both the elementary and the advanced courses
in the biological sciences. Three laboratories, a lecture room, a
reading room, stock and preparations room, and the depart-
mental office are located on the third floor of Glatfelter Hall.
In the basement are the Anatomy Laboratory, a large storage
room, and a room adapted for the keeping of living plants and

The reading room in the Biology Department is provided
with current biological journals and essential reference works,
to which additions are continually being made. This room is
also used for the meeting of the Seminar and other small
groups. The lecture room, in addition to the usual equipment,
is provided with apparatus for the projection of opaque
plates, films and slides and for microprojection. Dark room
facilities are available in the Department.

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