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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing usually sucks but it is in an ideal location, whereas upperclassman housing is pretty nice (for the most part....looking at you, Muss) but usually a pretty far walk from classes

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing for freshmen can be hit or miss, some dorms have fairly small rooms. Upperclass housing is much better, with several converted motels, theme houses, and apartment options. As long as one roommate's GPA is relatively high, the housing lottery system will work out in your favor.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have yet to have a serious issue with housing. Even though my housing option feel through for next year due to the fact I am bringing a service dog with me to school, res life has been extremely helpful, understanding, and supportive in trying to find me another housing option. All of the facilities are spacious and amazing!

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Unfortunately, students don't typically treat the housing facilities with care, and it shows. Bathrooms can get gross, furniture can get destroyed when people get rowdy, and even ceiling tiles get damaged. To make it worse, people not only forget to look after the building, but they forget to look after each other.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I'd honestly say it's just average... nothing super fancy but not terrible either. Had some animal issues my sophomore year that was off campus, but was moved after the issue arose.

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Since Gettysburg is a residential college, living on campus is required for first-years, and strongly recommended for everyone else. The administration really had to make an effort to provide decent and varied housing for both first-year and upperclass students and, for the most part, they succeeded. There are numerous freshman dorms that are neither tremendously modern nor unconsciably dire. Upperclass housing has a number of different living options available. Single rooms are not hard to find, but it is also possible to live with as many as five other people in a suite if you so choose. The furniture provided in suite and apartment housing is basic and minimalist, and students will probably want to bring along their own furniture (computer chairs) to compliment what is provided.

The school's recent assimilation of local motels into its housing system has been a general success. Due to increasingly large incoming classes, traditional housing has been overloaded, resulting in the need to takeover nearby motels, which have been converted into student housing-usually suite-based double rooms. While farther off campus than most other housing, they are livable and provide a bit of a change from the dorm-building life that can permeate the early years of Gettysburg students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,169
Average Housing Costs
$5,870
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
94%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Dorms
  • Apple Apartments
  • Hanson
  • Ice House Complex
  • Quarry
Worst Dorms
  • East Quad
  • Musselman Hall
  • West Quad
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet and Internet connections
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Students can petition to live with other students of a similar interest in theme housing. For the 2007 academic year, the themes include Respecting Individual Student Expectations (RISE), which is a substance-free program, Honors Housing, which is for students with a 3.5 or higher GPA, and the Writing House.
Available for Rent
Nothing. A minifridge, with microwave, is standard in all rooms without kitchens.
Did You Know?
Campus cable TV is thought to consist of some of the most eclectic channels available, including such puzzling choices as the NASA channel, at least two different Japanese channels, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech channels, as well more conventional selections including BBC America and ESPN Classic. Students continue to clamor for HBO.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 59
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: Laundry facilities off common area, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Hanson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 148
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, building is air conditioned, meal plan requirement
Huber Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Lahm Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 22
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- or two-person suites
Special Features: Basement laundry facilities, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Musselman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community, separate for males and females
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Patrick Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Paul Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 114
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Paxton Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 62
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilites, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Rice Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 112
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Smyser Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 38
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: Lobby laundry facilities, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Stevens Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 41
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Stine Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 112
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apple Hall
Floors: 3 plus Apple Lofts
Number of Units: 210
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Aparment shared by four to six students
Special Features: Full kitchen in each apartment, basement laundry facilities, building is air conditioned, no meal plan requirement
College Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 68
Bathrooms: 1.5 per townhouse
Coed: Yes, by townhouse
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-story townhouse shared by four students
Special Features: Living room and full kitchen in each townhouse, air-conditioning, no meal plan requirement
Eagles Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 18
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Second-floor laundry facilities, no meal plan requirement
Ice House Complex
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 101
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment shared by four to six students
Special Features: Full kitchen in apartment, controlled heating and air-conditioning, no meal plan requirement
Quarry Suites (Corkran, Haaland, Hazlett, and West Halls)
Floors: 2 in Corkran and West; 3 in Haaland and Hazlett
Number of Units: 209
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment shared by five or six students, singles and doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities and common kitchen in each building, controlled heating and air-conditioning in each apartment, meal plan requirement

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