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Spring Lacrosse







Track and

There is also an informal club for women in track
and field. Some intercollegiate competition is
available in this sport.

Intramural Sports The Council on Intramural
Athletics and Recreational Activities operates
extensive intramural programs for all students.
This Council, composed of student, faculty, and
staff representatives from the Health and Physi-
cal Education Department, the Interfraternity
Council, the Student Senate, the Panhellenic
Council, and the College Union Board, plans and
promotes free, voluntary sport activities. For men,
these include touch football, soccer, cross coun-
try, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, swimming,
bowling, billiards, table tennis, golf, badminton,
tennis, softball, and track. Women students
participate in intramural basketball, volleyball,
swimming, bowling, table tennis, badminton,
cross country, billiards, bike racing, tennis, and
softball. Coeducational sports include volleyball,
softball, and a bike rally.


Deans' Offices The Office of the Dean of
Student Life and Educational Services, located in
Pennsylvania Hall, is involved with many of the
academic situations which students encounter.
The reporting of academic deficiencies, and
student petitions to the Academic Standing
Committee are processed by this office. Working
in conjunction with the individual student's ad-
viser, the Deans assist students in making
educational plans and solving academic prob-
lems. Other Deans located in the same area of
Pennsylvania Hall, assist students with housing
and fraternity and sorority matters. They fre-
quently are also concerned with questions of



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The Dean of the College, whose office is in
Pennsylvania Hall, handles matters pertaining to
faculty and academic programs. The Associate
and Assistant Deans of the College supply
information concerning January Term programs,
medical and dental school admission require-
ments and affirmative action.

Student Health Service The College maintains
a health service for the benefit of all students. The
objective of the health service is to maintain the
physical and emotional well-being of the student
and to provide necessary continuing medical
care begun at home. Medical information and
health records are not part of the student's
College record and are confidential.

The health service requires that a questionnaire
and physical examination be completed prior to
entrance in the College. If the student has had any
illness, surgical procedure, or injury which might
modify or prevent his or her participation in
physical education, the family physician must
stipulate in writing the nature of the injury and the
limitations on activity.

A twenty-six bed health center is staffed twenty-
four hours daily by registered nurses and physi-
cians. Students whose medical problems cannot
be managed by the staff are referred to local
specialists or the physicians chosen by the
student or family. If serious illnesses or accidents
occur, the family is notified by telephone.


With the goal of promoting the emotional well-
being of all members of the Gettysburg College
community, the Counseling Services staff offer a
number of services and a wide variety of
programs. These activities are concerned with
helping students grow to become effective, self-
directing adults, and with teaching them the skills
necessary to deal with their personal problems
and feelings so that they can benefit as much as
possible from their educational experience.

One of the services offered by the College's
professional counselors is individual counseling.
They work with students in a confidential relation-
ship teaching them how to approach their
problems and how to resolve them. Some of the
types of things students talk to counselors about
are their morals and values, academic pressure,
study habits, concerns about their sexuality,
relationship issues, problems with friends and

roommates, their goals and plans, difficulties at
home, feelings of depression and lack of motiva-
tion and how to become the kind of person they
want to be. While much counseling involves
solving problems and changing, its focus is often
simply helping a student's learning to understand
herself or himself better.

Counseling Services also offers a number of topic
oriented group experiences which teach skills
that students can use to improve their relation-
ships on campus and assist them when they
leave Gettysburg. Groups that are regularly
offered are Communicating Confidence (Assert-
iveness Training), My Partner and Me (Com-
munication Skills for "Committed" Couples),
Relax and Take It Easy, Study Skills, and Slim
Chance in a Fat World. Other group experiences
are created based on campus need and interest.

When appropriate, the Counseling Service also
functions as an information and consulting ser-
vice working with students and others on a variety
of campus programs and projects to improve the
environment. Members of the Counseling staff
teach, conduct research, and work closely with
faculty, administration, and parents on issues of
student concern.

All Counseling Service activities are free and are
available to Gettysburg College students. It is the
Counseling staff's desire that their services
complement the College's academic program
and their hope that for some students they will be
an integral part of their educational experience.


The Career Services Office seeks to perform
two primary functions: 1 ) to assist students in
making and acting on career decisions; 2) to
promote an awareness of Gettysburg College
and a receptivity to Gettysburg students among
individuals and organizations beyond the campus
community. Relatedly, the office provides a
variety of programs and services to support
students in the planning and implementation of
the next step after graduation. Group-based
sessions covering topics such as career plan-
ning, job hunting techniques, and resume writing
are offered regularly, and individual assistance is
also available. A library of career information,
including employer literature, graduate school
directories, and self-instructional materials is

Campus Life

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maintained for students' use. Seniors may take
advantage of interview opportunities provided by
employer and graduate school representatives
who visit the campus annually.

All students are encouraged to become involved
with the career services program early in their
college careers to learn more about both the
relationship between the liberal arts and career
development and some means of working toward
a satisfying post-graduation involvement.


Details about Financial Aid procedures are
found in the Student Financial Aid section of
this catalogue.


Gettysburg College has a 200 acre campus with
44 buildings that provide excellent facilities for all
aspects of the College programs. These buildings
range from the original College building, Pennsyl-
vania Hall (Old Dorm), constructed in 1 837, to the
new Musselman Library/ Learning Resources
Center. A campus map appears on page 126.

Academic Facilities

The Library The College library collection is
housed in the Musselman Library/ Learning Re-
source Center, completed in 1981, and in two
departmental libraries, Chemistry in Breiden-
baugh Hall and Physics in Masters Hall. Total
collections are approximately 255,000 volumes,
34,000 microforms, 32,000 governmental publi-
cations, 10,000 records, and extensive slide,
filmstrip, and other audio-visual media. The
library subscribes to about 1 ,1 00 journals.
The Open Door is a leaflet available in the library
which outlines library hours, service, usage, etc.
Those using the library should review this

The College's library uses the Interlibrary Deliv-
ery Service, which extends the College's library
facilities far beyond the campus through the
College's membership in the Associated College
Libraries of Central Pennsylvania, PALINET
(Pennsylvania Library Network), and the Central
Pennsylvania Consortium. Faculty and students
are encouraged to use these extended facilities.

Classrooms, Laboratories The following class-
room and laboratory facilities serve the College:

Non-Science Facilities


Brua Hall



Classics Building Classics

Glatfelter Hall Economics and
English and

McKnight Hall German and

Schmucker Hall Art and

Stanley Hall Education and


Weidensall Hall History and

West Building Military Science

White House Political Science

Science Facilities


Studios and
Recital Hall

Theatre Laboratory
Computer Center










Hatter Planetarium
with Spitz A3P
projector in a
30-foot dome



Sociology and Greenhouse



Computer Center The Computer Center is
located in a separately air-conditioned area in
Glatfelter Hall and contains a Burroughs 6800
computer available to faculty and students for
education and research needs. Priority is given to
students enrolled in courses that require use of
the computer and to faculty and students en-
gaged in research.

Athletic Facilities

Eddie Plank Memorial Gymnasium, Hen Bream
Gymnasium, and John A. Hauser Fieldhouse
contain the College's indoor athletic facilities.
These facilities include seven regulation basket-
ball courts, four indoor tennis courts and a 1 / 1 1
mile Chem-turf track. In addition there is a
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C^\ 1927 Breidenbaugh Hall completed




President Pennsylvania

Admissions Eisenhower House

Alumni Pennsylvania

Athletic Director Bream Gym

Bursar Pennsylvania

Business Manager Pennsylvania

Chaplain Christ Chapel

Career Services Pennsylvania

College Relations Pennsylvania

Counseling Services Pennsylvania

Dean of the College Pennsylvania

Dean of Student Life and

Educational Services Pennsylvania

Development Pennsylvania

Librarian Musselman Library

Maintenance West

Public Relations Pennsylvania

Registrar Pennsylvania

Student Senate College Union


Art Christ Chapel, Schmucker

Biology McCreary

Chemistry Breidenbaugh

Computer Center Glatfelter

Economics, Business Adm Glatfelter

Education Stahley

English Glatfelter

French McKnight

German McKnight

Greek Classics

Health, Physical Ed Bream Gym, Plank Gym

History Weidensall

Latin Classics

Mathematics Stahley

Military Science West

Music Brua, Schmucker

Observatory West Field

Philosophy Weidensall

Physics Masters

Planetarium Masters

Political Science White House

Psychology McCreary

Religion Glatfelter


Russian McKnight

Spanish McKnight

Sociology-Anthropology McCreary

Speech Glatfelter

Theatre Arts Glatfelter



Apple Apple

Apple Annex Apple Annex

Musselman Hanson

Patrick Huber

Paul Musselman

Rice Patrick


Bookstore College Union

Health Service Health Center

Post Office Plank Gym

Snack Bar College Union

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Campus Life L-J


/fT\\ 1927 Eddie Plank Gymnasium completed

swimming pool of Olympic dimensions in the
College Union Building which is used for varsity
swimming competition and intramural and recre-
ation swimming.

There are several athletic field areas: Musselman
Stadium, which contains a football field and a
quarter-mile cinder track; a baseball field west of
the stadium; two areas for soccer and lacrosse;
Memorial Field, adjacent to Eddie Plank Gym-
nasium for women's field hockey and lacrosse; a
women's softball field, and the intramural areas
which contain eight tennis courts, soccer, foot-
ball, and hockey fields.

Fourteen intercollegiate tennis courts are also

Living and Dining Facilities

See Living Accommodations on p. 116.

Administrative Offices

Pennsylvania Hall, after complete renovation,
was rededicated in 1970 and now provides
modern offices and facilities for administrative
personnel. The Admissions Office is housed in
the Dwight David Eisenhower House, which
served as the office of General Dwight D.
Eisenhower during his years in Gettysburg.

Other Facilities

On the campus is the residence of the College
President. College maintenance services are
centered in the West Building. On the northern
portion of the campus is the Deans' Conference
House, which is used for small group meetings.

Student Services

Located near to the residence halls are the
College Union Building, the Sieber-Fisher Health
Center, and Christ Chapel.

£ill I oo U rvvx


Consisting of a central building and two wings, with rml pram -
tions, front and rear. V hole length i;>(> feet. The building is
foar stories bigh, of brick painted white, making a very impo-
sing appearance. It is will aired bj a spacious ball arid Mass-
ages on every floor, the whole length of the building. It wiii
contain 80 apartments when finished. The rooms noa com-
pleted are appropriated to the Steward's family and a refectory
in the basement, above are the. President's rooms, the Chapel,
Librarv. Recitation-rooms, rooms for the Literary Societies, and
chambers for the accommodation of 32 Students. When fully
Completed, as it is hoped it will be be wry soon, this edifice will
room and lodge 120 Students comfortably, and afford apart-
ments for all other purposes specified above. All the members of
the College are required to room in the building, except in spe-
cial cases.


Board in thr College commons amounts to gl 75 per week.
Those preparing for the Theological Seminary can obtain board
in the Seminary edifice at Si 50 per week. In town it varies
from the prices just, mentioned to S3 50 \>vr week. Washing
may be bad at gl 00 per month. Room-rent Slo a year.

Tuition is g!8 00 for the Winter, and gig 00 for the Sum-
mer session. In accordance with this, the expenses of the year
will vary from 100 to ISO dollars per annum. Of course a great
deal wilt depend upon habits of economy. According to a res-
olution of the State Legislature the Institution is bound to furnish
tuition to fifteen young men, preparing themselves as teachers
of common schools, if so many apply. They therefore invite,
young men of this character to avail themselves of the iibcraUfv

of the Stale,







There are two vacations in the year, commencing on the
third Thursday of April and September, and each of HWT xceela
continuance for the College, and Jour for the Preparatory D«"-

From the College Catalogue for 1837-38




Admissions, Expenses, and Financial Aid


Gettysburg College students come from a variety
of backgrounds and secondary school programs.
The College welcomes applications from stu-
dents of differing ethnic, religious, racial, eco-
nomic and geographic settings.
The Admissions Staff seeks to identify applicants
who have demonstrated a capacity for academic
achievement, responsiveness to intellectual
challenge, eagerness to contribute their special
talents to the College community, and an aware-
ness of social responsibility. Such persons give
promise of possessing the ability and the motiva-
tion which will enable them to profit from the many
opportunities that the College offers.
Since the competition for admission is keen, the
Admissions Staff gives careful consideration to
each application. Its decision is based on three
categories of evidence described below.

Evidence of high academic attainment as indi-
cated by the secondary school record The
College requires no fixed number of secondary
school units for admission. It normally 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 ad-
vanced placement courses is desirable. The
College regards superior facility in the use of the
English language and an understanding of funda-
mental mathematical processes as essential to a
successful college experience.

Evidence of ability to do good college work as
indicated by aptitude and achievement test
results The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of
the College Entrance Examination Board or the
test results of the American College Testing
program are required of all candidates. The
College prefers that the SAT be submitted.
Achievement tests are suggested for placement
purposes but are not required to complete an

Evidence of personal qualities The College
seeks evidence that the applicant is a person of
good moral character and social habits enabling
him or her to contribute to the success of the
College community. Such contributions should
be appropriate to his or her talents, whether these

be leadership in campus programs, involvement
in the welfare of others, expression of artistic
creativity, or the quiet pursuit of scholarly excel-
lence. 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
or her senioryearand no laterthan February 1 5. A
nonrefundable fee of $20 must be sent with the
application. Although not required, a visit to the
campus and an interview with a member of the
Admissions Staff is strongly urged. A student
considering a major in art, music or physical
education should make his or her interest known
when requesting an interview, so that arrange-
ments can be made for an appointment 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 a
strong record through the junior year of sec-
ondary school who has decided on Gettysburg
College as the college of his or her first choice,
may submit an application for Early Decision
acceptance. The application must be received by
November 1 5 of the senior year. Those students
accepted under this program are obligated to
enroll at Gettysburg College and to withdraw
applications submitted to other institutions. Noti-
fication of the decision on admission will be made
during the first week in December. Payment of a
nonrefundable advance fee of $200 is required to
validate this offer of acceptance.

The Early Decision applicant should take the
Scholastic Aptitude Test no later than June
following the junior year. Those students sub-
mitting applications for Early Decision who are
not offered acceptance in December will auto-
matically 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 must present

Admissions, Expenses, and Financial Aid




applications by February 15. Most offers of
acceptance will be announced by the first week in
April after the receipt of November, December, or
January Scholastic Aptitude Test results and
senior year first semester grades. College En-
trance Examination Board tests taken prior to the
senior year may be used to satisfy test require-

Payment of a nonrefundable advance fee of $200
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 or her
decision and pay the advance fee.

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


Students who have taken college-level courses in
secondary school and wish to be considered for
advanced credit or placement must take Ad-
vanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance
Examination Board. All entering students who
submit a score of three or higher on these tests
shall receive two course credits for each tested
area toward the 35-course graduation require-
ment with the exception of the Mathematics
Calculus AB examination, for which one course
credit shall be given. Students who have com-
pleted advanced level or honors courses may be
considered for advanced placement.

Those high school students who have taken
regular courses at the college level in regionally
approved junior or senior colleges may receive
credit for these courses if no duplication of high
school units and college credits is involved. This
credit must be approved by the chairman of the
academic department involved.

See the section on Residence Requirements and
Schedule Limitations for information about the
planning of the academic program of students
who plan to complete their graduation require-
ments in less than four full years.


A transfer student may be admitted at the
beginning of any term. He or she 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 or she
must be entitled to an honorable dismissal without
academic or social probation from the college
from which he or she 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 sound academic
performance in previous college work for stu-
dents who seek admission as a transfer student.
Credit is granted for individual courses passed
with a grade of C or better at approved institutions,
provided that these courses fit reasonably well
into the Gettysburg curriculum. Academic credit
for courses transferred is granted tentatively until
the student has satisfactorily completed one year
of work at Gettysburg College. All transfer
students must satisfy all requirements for the
degree for which they are candidates.


A high school graduate, not a candidate for a
degree, may apply for admission as a nonmatric-
ulated student. Normally, such a student may
enroll in a maximum of two courses. Permission to
take more than two courses must be secured
from the Dean of the College.

Taking courses as a special student requires
permission of the instructors of the courses
involved, as well as filing an application for
special student status with the Admissions Office.
A special student who may later wish to become a
candidate for a degree must submit an applica-
tion under regular admissions procedures. Spe-
cial students have the same classroom duties
and privileges as regular full-time students, but no
promise is made in advance that the special
student will be admitted as a candidate for the


Gettysburg College charges a comprehensive
academic fee covering the three terms of the
academic year. Not included in this fee are books
and supplies, gym uniformsfor certain Health and
Physical Education activity courses, some private


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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 $500 per course or $1 47 per
quarter course. There is no additional charge for
the quarter courses in the required program in
Health and Physical Education to a maximum of

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