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Physical Education and her staff, with the assistance of representatives from
the Women's Athletic Association, an organization which includes all women
students. Like the men's intramural program, the women's intramural program
endeavors to maintain interest in sports and to promote good sportsmanship.
Basketball, volleyball, swimming, bowling, table tennis, badminton, and tennis
are the planned athletic contests.

Student Services 47


Student Health Service

Since continuity of medical information is of value to a student away from
home, a complete physical examination before entering College is required.
The report of this examination is kept confidential and remains on file at the
Student Health Service. It should include a record of allergies, especially to
drugs; a history of injuries, especially those affecting the joints; all chronic
diseases; and a physician's opinion in regard to restriction of activities.

The College maintains a Health Service for the benefit of all students. An
agency of this service is a well-equipped College Infirmary. The Infirmary has
twelve double rooms for in-patients, a two-bed isolation room, a kitchen, and
treatment, examining, and consultation rooms, plus nurses' quarters. A staff of
registered nurses and two physicians provide twenty-four-hour service during
the school year for those students requiring medical attention.

The College Health Service provides treatment in the Infirmary of minor
medical ailments contracted while the student is at the College, routine care
of chronic illnesses, and treatment of minor injuries. Simple drugs and dress-
ings are provided by the College; other medication, not in stock, is at the
student's expense. Students with major illnesses or injuries are referred to spe-
cialists or are admitted to the local hospital.

Routine laboratory tests, periodic follow-up examinations recommended by
family physicians, and physical examinations for athletic activities are per-
formed in the Infirmary. Some forms of physiotherapy are available in the
Infirmary or, if advised by the College Physician, in the Physical Education
Department. The Physician recommends consultation with specialists, X rays,
and major laboratory tests when needed to establish diagnosis. The cost of
X rays and other diagnostic procedures and physiotherapy treatments prescribed
by the College Physician is borne by the student.

Parents or guardians of students admitted to the College Infirmary will
receive a notification of this admission. In case of more serious illness or
accident the family will be informed by telephone.

Counseling and Guidance Services

Each incoming student is assigned to a member of the faculty who acts as
his adviser concerning course planning and other academic matters. When a
student chooses a major, he is assigned an adviser in the department of his
major who will assist him in such matters as course selection, career planning,
and preparation for graduate school.

Guidance Services, under the general direction of the Dean of Students, are
supervised by the Director of Guidance Services, who complements and supple-
ments the work of the faculty advisers. He helps to provide informal educational
experiences for students through counseling, group discussions, seminars, and
other means. He also maintains a particularly close and continuing contact

48 Student Conduct

with freshmen on an individual basis in order to supplement their orientation
to higher education.

The College provides professional help for students in matters of emotional
stress and personal adjustment. The Counseling Psychologist and a part-time
consulting psychiatrist are available to help students with emotional problems.
Students may seek this service voluntarily, or they may be referred to it by
advisers or other faculty members.


Life for students in a college community is only a temporary one, for stu-
dents look forward to entering a graduate or professional school, or to begin-
ning a career immediately after graduation. The College attempts to assist its
students in making this transition. Through placement bureaus and faculty
advisers the College helps students find suitable jobs or continue their formal

Teacher Placement The College maintains a free Teacher Placement Bureau
to assist seniors and graduates in securing positions and to aid school officials
in locating properly qualified teachers. All communications should be addressed
to the Director of the Teacher Placement Bureau.

College Placement The College operates a general placement service for its
students and alumni. The Director of Placement arranges for employment per-
sonnel of many business and government organizations to meet students for
personal interviews. In the Placement Office there is a library of material on
career possibilities. Students who wish aid in securing placement should register
with the Director of Placement early in their senior year.

Departmental Placement The administration and major advisers informally
assist students in securing employment or placement in graduate school. The
Director of Guidance Services has a wide selection of graduate school cata-
logues for student reference. Three times a year the Graduate Record Examina-
tion is given on the Gettysburg campus for those students who plan to enter
a graduate school.


Every community has certain regulations and traditions which each member
is expected to abide by and uphold. A college community is no exception.
Perhaps a college campus community, even more than others, depends upon
members who are mature and have a sense of responsibility. Only in such
a community of responsible citizens can there be an atmosphere established
which will contribute to the liberal arts education. Consequently, the stu-
dent who fails to support the objectives of the Gettysburg College community
forfeits his right to continued membership in it. The College reserves the right
to dismiss any student whose conduct is detrimental to its welfare or whose

Facilities 49

attitude is antagonistic to the spirit of its ideals. Such an individual forfeits all
fees which he has paid.

At the beginning of each school year the Dean of Students issues an official
Summary of Regulations, a statement of many of the academic and social rules
in effect in the College. Since each student is responsible for observing these
rules, each should become thoroughly familiar with this statement. Viola-
tions of social and conduct regulations are normally handled by the Student
Conduct Board.

Before a student decides to apply for entrance into Gettysburg College,
he should be aware of some of these rules governing student conduct. A
complete copy of the rules and regulations may be obtained by writing to the
Dean of Students.

Alcoholic Beverages

The possession or use of alcoholic beverages on College property, including
fraternity houses, or at College functions is prohibited.


Neither freshmen nor sophomores are permitted to have automobiles on
the campus or in the community of Gettysburg. Students who are permitted
to have automobiles are required to register them with the Dean of Men
and obey the regulations governing their use. Students receiving financial
aid are normally not permitted to have automobiles on campus.

Student Marriages

Any student under the age of twenty-one who plans to marry must, at
least two weeks before the marriage, satisfy the Dean of Students that the
parents or guardians of both parties have consented to the marriage. Prior
to the marriage students receiving financial aid must consult with the Di-
rector of Financial Aid concerning possible continuation of aid.


The Gettysburg College campus dates back to the construction of Pennsylvania
Hall (Old Dorm) in 1837. The present 175 acre campus includes 40 buildings
providing excellent facilities suitable for a modern academic community.
Through the years the college has been able to count on the loyalty and support
of its alumni and the generous assistance of individual donors, churches, foun-
dations, and the Women's League of Gettysburg College.


Schmucker Memorial Library, built in 1929 and remodeled and enlarged in
1961, is the College center of academic life. With 175,000 volumes, including

50 Facilities

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state and federal documents, the library also receives more than 1,000 current
periodicals and maintains active pamphlet files.

The audio-visual department contains a collection of more than 4,200 record-
ings on open shelves for general circulation, and a growing file of microcards,
microfilms, slides, filmstrips, and tape recordings with corresponding equipment
for viewing and listening. A collection of audio-visual equipment is available
for classroom use.

The American Civil War Library, including primary source material not
available elsewhere, is the largest special collection. Other such collections
include the Zimmerman Library of general literature, history, and biography;
the Stuckenberg map collection; the Arensberg Collection of works on Napoleon;
the Parkin Collection on World War I; the Warthen Library of eighteenth-
century literature; the Dinges Collection of Menckeniana; a documentary col-
lection of the military history of World War II; and a growing collection of
works on Non-Western cultures to undergird the extensive Kramer-Hampshire
Oriental Art Collection of jades, ivories, semiprecious gem stones, porcelains,
paintings, rugs, and textiles housed in the library. Dr. and Mrs. Chester North
Frazier have increased the Oriental Collections substantially. Another notable
special collection, presented as a memorial to his parents, is the 1600-volume
private library of Thomas Yost Cooper, to be continued through income from
the bequest of his estate received in 1967.

Individual study carrels in the open-shelf areas, as well as in the restricted
stack areas, complement large and small reading rooms located on three floors.
These facilities can accommodate six hundred fifty readers.

Chemistry and physics departmental libraries are housed near their respective
laboratories. The Classics Seminar Room contains a small-collection on per-
manent loan.

Facilities 5 1

Academic Classrooms, Laboratories

The major classroom building at Gettysburg is Glatfelter Hall, an imposing
stone building erected in 1888 and distinguished by its tall clock tower. Mc-
Knight Hall, dating to 1898, is the center for modern language study with a
fully equipped language laboratory. Additional language facilities are housed
in the Classics Building. Weidensall and Stahley Halls, built in the 1920's,
provide classrooms and offices for several academic departments. Brua Hall,
constructed as a chapel in 1 890, now serves the Music Department with studios,
classrooms, and a recital hall. The Aerospace Studies and the Military Science
Departments are housed in the West Building.

Breidenbaugh Science Hall, built in 1927, contains the lecture halls, class-
rooms, and laboratories of the Chemistry Department. Similar facilities for
Physics were provided in 1961 with the completion of Masters Hall, which
received the addition of the Hatter Planetarium in 1965. McCreary Hall, opened
in 1969, provides modern facilities for the departments of Biology, Psychology,
and Sociology and Anthropology.

Computer, Observatory

The Computer Center is located in a separately air-conditioned area in Glatfelter
Hall. The Center contains an IBM 1130 computer system consisting of a three-
disk central processing unit, a card read-punch, a line printer, a 30 inch plotter,
a card sorter, and card punches.

The Computer Center was established to meet the ever increasing demands
in education and research. The center may be used by any student or faculty
member, although priority is given to students enrolled in courses that require
use of the computer and to faculty and students engaged in research.

52 Facilities

The observatory, located at the north-west corner of the campus, houses a
sixteen inch Cassegrain telescope on an asymmetrical three-quarter ton, equator-
ial mounting. Qualified students have the opportunity to pursue special studies
in areas such as photoelectric photometry, astronomical photography, and as-
trometry. The principal research program is in the study of variable stars.

Athletic Facilities

Eddie Plank Memorial Gymnasium includes facilities for the women's athletic
program. The Henry T. Bream Physical Education Building, which is the center
for the men's athletic program, provides a large court for the playing of all
indoor sports and seating for 3,000 spectators. These structures were built in
1927 and 1962 respectively.

There are three athletic fields: a new combination field for football and
track in Musselman Stadium; the Baseball Field located near the stadium; and
an Intramural Field, which contains tennis courts, and soccer, Softball, football,
and hockey fields.

Administrative Offices

The President of the College, the Personnel Deans, and the Registrar have
their offices in Glatfelter Hall. The Dean of the College and the Admissions
Office occupy The White House, an historic campus structure built in 1860
as the College President's residence. The Business Office is centrally located
on campus in a small stone building. Eddie Plank Memorial Gymnasium
includes facilities for the Office for Development, the Publicity Office, the
Alumni Office, the Guidance Office and the Financial Aid and Placement
Office. The Administrative Offices will be moved to Pennsylvania Hall (Old
Dorm) when renovation is completed.

300 Carlisle Street, formerly used as the on-campus residence of the President
of the College, has been renovated to provide office facilities for former President
of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower. A new Residence for the Presi-
dent of the College was constructed on campus in 1967.

Facilities 53

Living and Dining Facilities

All women's residence halls, with the exception of several cottages, are
grouped together on the northeast corner of the campus. Hanson, Huber,
Emma G. Musselman, and Patrick Halls form a quadrangle. Stevens Hall lies
to the south of Huber Hall. Each of these units has attractive rooms for its
residents, lounges and recreational rooms, and an apartment for the head
resident. Three cottages are located near the Student Union Building, adjacent
to the Dining Hall.

There are four residence halls for men. Stine, Rice, and Paul Halls form
three sides of a quadrangle which includes Breidenbaugh Science Hall. Apple
Hall is located west of the Student Union Building. Each of these dormitories
provides residents with double rooms, a lounge, and tiled baths. All College
residence halls have been erected since 1950, except for Huber Hall (1917)
and Stevens Hall (1868). Christ Chapel, the College Dining Hall, the Student
Union Building, and Sieber-Fisher Infirmary are located near the living area
on campus, and were constructed in 1953, 1958, 1959, and 1960 respectively.



Gettysburg College students come from a variety of backgrounds and
secondary school programs. Gettysburg has a special interest in maintaining
and broadening this variety. Consequently, the college welcomes applications
from students from differing ethnic, religious, racial, economic, and geographic
settings. The Admissions Staff seeks to identify applicants who have demon-
strated a capacity for academic achievement, responsiveness to intellectual
challenge, eagerness to contribute their special talents to the college community,
and an awareness of social responsibility. Such persons give promise of possess-
ing the ability and the motivation which will enable them to profit from the
many opportunities that the College offers.

Since the competition for admission to the College is keen, the Admissions
Staff is obliged to give careful consideration to each application. Its decision
is based on three categories of evidence described below. The College must
be satisfied of the student's strength in all three areas.

Evidence of high academic attainment as indicated by the secondary school

The College requires no fixed number of secondary school units for ad-
mission. It assumes graduation from an approved secondary school, and it
considers grades in academic courses, distribution of subjects, and rank in
class as highly significant parts of the applicant's credentials. Participation
in accelerated, enriched, and advanced placement courses is desirable. The
College regards superior facility in the use of the English language and an
understanding of fundamental mathematical processes as essential to a success-
ful college experience.

Evidence of ability to do good college work as indicated by aptitude and
achievement test results

The Scholastic Aptitude Test and three Achievement Tests of the College
Entrance Examination Board are required of all applicants. One of the
Achievement Tests must be in English Composition and the other two in
subjects unrelated to each other. The tests may be taken as early as March
of the junior year and no later than January of the senior year. Test results
will be used in the admissions decision and in placement in College courses.


56 Admission Procedure

Evidence of personal qualities

The College seeks evidence that the applicant is a person of good moral
character and social habits enabling him to contribute to the success of the
College community. Such contributions should be appropriate to his talents,
whether these be leadership in campus programs, involvement in the welfare
of others, expression of artistic creativity, or the quiet pursuit of scholarly
excellence. In estimating such qualities the College relies on confidential
statements from secondary school principals, headmasters, and guidance
counselors, and on personal appraisals by its alumni and friends.


The student interested in Gettysburg College should submit an application
during the fall of his senior year and no later than February 15. A non-
refundable fee of $10 must be sent with the application. Although not re-
quired, a visit to the campus and an interview with a member of the Ad-
missions Staff is likely to be very helpful to the applicant. A student considering
a major in Art, Music, or Physical Education should make his interest known

Offers of Acceptance 57

when requesting an interview so that arrangements can be made for an appoint-
ment with a member of the department concerned. Seniors should plan their
visits before February 1; juniors, after April 1.


The Early Decision Plan

The student with an excellent record through the junior year of secondary
school, who has decided on Gettysburg College as the college of his first
choice, may submit an application for Early Decision acceptance. This
must be his only application and must be received by November 15 of the
senior year. Notification of the decision on admission will be made during
the first week in December. Payment of a nonrefundable advance fee of
$100 is required to validate this offer of acceptance.

The Early Decision applicant must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test and
three Achievement Tests no later than July following the junior year. Stu-
dents submitting applications for Early Decision who are not offered accept-
ance will be considered for admission under the Regular Decision Plan upon
receipt of grades and test scores from the senior year.

The Regular Decision Plan

To be assured of maximum consideration, students should present applica-
tions by February 15. Most offers of acceptance will be announced by April 1
after the receipt of November, December or January Scholastic Aptitude Test
and Achievement Test results and senior first-semester grades. College En-
trance Examination Board Tests taken prior to the senior year may be used to
satisfy test requirements.

Payment of a nonrefundable advance fee of $100 is required to validate
this offer of acceptance: Since Gettysburg College subscribes to the principle
of the Candidate's Reply Date, the student has until May 1 to make his
decision and pay his advance fee.

A student offered acceptance under either plan is expected to continue
to do satisfactory work in all subjects and to earn his secondary school


Students who have taken college level courses in secondary school and wish
to be considered for advanced credit or placement must take Advanced
Placement tests of the College Entrance Examination Board. The student
earning a score of 3 or higher on these tests may be given advanced credit


Admission of Transfer Students 59

or placement on the recommendation of the chairman of the department
concerned after review of the test paper. Students who have completed ad-
vanced level or honors courses may be considered for advanced placement.


A transfer student may be admitted at the beginning of any term. He must
present a regular application, including secondary school records and College
Entrance Examination Board Test results, and an official transcript from all
colleges and universities attended. He must be entitled to an honorable dis-
missal without academic or social probation from the college from which he
transfers, and must be recommended for transfer by the Dean of the College
previously attended. A transfer candidate is expected to visit the campus for
an interview.

Gettysburg College requires approximately a B average in previous college
work for consideration for admission of transfer students. Credit is granted
for individual courses passed with a grade of C or better at approved in-
stitutions, provided that these courses fit reasonably well into the Gettysburg
curriculum. Academic credit for courses transferred is granted tentatively
until the student has satifactorily completed one year of work at Gettysburg

All transfer students must satisfy all requirements for the degree for which
they are candidates.


Students who are candidates for degrees at Gettysburg College are eligible
to register for the Summer Session.

A student who is a candidate for a degree from another college may enter
the Summer Session upon certification by the Dean of that institution that
the applicant is a bona fide student and that the courses taken at Gettysburg
College will be accepted for credit if they are passed with certifying grades.

Others applying for admission to the Summer Session only may be ac-
cepted upon presentation of official evidence of preparation to meet the
regular admissions requirements.

The Summer Session Bulletin, listing course offerings, is available after
April 1. This Bulletin and Summer Session application may be obtained
from the Admissions Office.


A high school graduate, not a candidate for a degree, may apply for ad-
mission for one or more courses as a nonmatriculated student.

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College Expenses and
Financial Aid


Gettysburg College charges a comprehensive academic fee covering the
three terms of the academic year. This fee covers normal academic expenses
except for the following: books and supplies, a gym equipment fee for freshman
and sophomore men, some private lessons in music, and optional off-campus
courses in the January term.

The fee applies to each full time student: one taking three or four courses
in the fall and spring terms and one course in the January term. With the
following exceptions, any courses beyond four courses in the fall and spring
terms require additional charges of $225.00 per course or $60.00 per quarter
course. There is no additional charge for the quarter courses in the required
program in Health and Physical Education or, for majors in that department,
for the required quarter courses in the junior and senior years. Courses
involving private lessons in Applied Music require extra fees; Music majors are
permitted some of these courses within the comprehensive fee. For details, see
the Health and Physical Education and Music department listings.

Comprehensive Academic Fee (1969-70) $2,050

College Dining Hall $ 530

Room Rents
Women's Dormitories

Stevens Hall, Huber Hall $ 330

Hanson, Musselman, and Patrick Halls $ 380

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