Gettysburg College Photo Tour

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Gettysburg College Photo Tour

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Pennsylvania Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is private liberal arts college located in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania near the famous Civil War battlefield. The College is the oldest Lutheran college in America. Gettysburg has about 2600 students and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. The official school colors are Orange and Blue. With a strong reputation in liberal arts and science, Gettysburg College has earned a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

The campus is divided in half by Pennsylvania Hall, the oldest building at Gettysburg College. This photo tour is divided by the southern and northern half of campus.

Pennsylvania Hall

Pictured above, Pennsylvania Hall is the oldest building on campus. Built in 1832, it has served as the College’s main administrative building. The offices of the president and provost are located within the building, as well as financial services. During the Civil War, Pennsylvania Hall was used as a hospital for both Union and Confederate troops.

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Hauser Athletic Complex at Gettysbug College

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Hauser Athletic Complex at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Our tour of North Campus begins with the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex, home to all indoor varsity sports and a recreational facility for students. The complex is the center for the athletic department. It consists of four buildings: Henry Bream Physical Education Building, a 3,000-seat gym home to the Bullets basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams; John A. Hauser Fieldhouse, a 24,000 sq. ft. building that consists of three basketball courts, four tennis courts and five volleyball courts; the Wright Center, which houses athletic training centers and connects the Hauser and Bream buildings; and the Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness.

The college has 24 sports programs, for both men and women, which compete in NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The official mascot for Gettysburg College is the Bullet, fitting as the college is located adjacent to the famous battlefield. The college is known for its women’s lacrosse team, which won the Division III National Championship in 2011. Around 25% of students participate in the college’s sports programs.

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Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness

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Jaeger Center for Athletics at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 2009, The Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is the main recreation facility for Gettysburg students, faculty, and alumni. It is connected to the backside of the Complex. The facility offers an array of aerobic and weight lifting equipment. A natatorium is open for recreational use and is home to the Bullets swimming team. The Additional features include rock climbing walls, yoga studios, and spaces for aerobics and spin classes. A student lounge called “The Dive” is located within The Center.

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Plank Gym at Gettysburg College

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Plank Gym at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Eddie Plank Memorial Gymnasium was the College’s first athletic facility. The gym was named in honor of Eddie Plank, a local baseball hero who played for the major leagues during the early 20th century. Gettysburg began planning for the gymnasium shortly after Plank’s death in 1926. The gym was completed in 1927 and was the main venue for basketball and wrestling until 1962.

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Masters Hall at Gettysburg College

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Masters Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Masters Hall is home to the Astronomy and Physics Departments. Masters Hall also includes a planetarium and state-of-the-art accelerator research lab and plasma research lab.

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Musselman Library at Gettysburg College

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Musselman Library at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 1981, Musselman Library is the main library for Gettysburg students. It houses the college’s collection of books, journals, manuscripts, sound recordings, and rare books. It currently holds a collection of over 409,000 print volumes. Musselman also features an impressive collection of 2,000 pieces of Asian Art. The library is open 24 hours a day on weekdays.

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Weidensall Hall at Gettysburg College

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Weidensall Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Adjacent to Musselman Library, Weidensall Hall houses the Classics Department and Civil War Era Studies. Named in honor of Robert Weidensall, an ​1860 graduate, the hall was originally a YMCA building.

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College Union Building at Gettysburg College

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College Union Building at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The College Union is the main hub for student activity on the Gettysburg campus. The building is home to The Bullet, an on-campus dining hall, which offers sandwiches, hot food, salads, soups, and more. With couches, tables, and TVs, the College Union Building (CUB as students call it) is a popular location for students who are looking to study, eat, and hang out with friends. CUB also houses the College’s bookstore and is home to a majority of the school’s student groups.

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Breidenbaugh Hall at Gettysburg College

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Breidenbaugh Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in the 1920s, Breidenbaugh Hall is home to the English Department and Asian Studies Program as well as the College’s Writing Center and Language Resource Center. The Language Resource Center works in conjunction with McKnight Hall, which houses most of Gettysburg’s language departments. Also located inside the hall, Joseph Theater is one of the main performance venues used by the Theatre Arts Department.

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Christ Chapel at Gettysburg College

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Christ Chapel at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Christ Chapel is the College’s community worship and meditation space. Built in October 1954, Christ Chapel can seat the entire student body of more than 1500.

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Gettysburg College Admissions Office

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Gettysburg College Admissions Office. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Next to Christ Chapel, the Admissions Office handles all admission applications. As one of the top colleges in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College is selective with an acceptance rate of roughly 40%.

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Glatfelter Hall at Gettysburg College

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Glatfelter Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Our tour of South Campus begins with Glatfelter Hall. Built in 1888, this Romanesque Revival style building is one of the most prominent on campus. Glatfelter Hall serves as the main classroom building for Gettysburg College. It is home to the Political Science, Mathematics, Economics, and several other departments.

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Glatfelter Lodge at Gettysburg College

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Glatfelter Lodge at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The small building located behind Masters Hall is known as Glatfelter Lodge. The building is home to the History Department and World History Institute. Throughout the year, the Lodge hosts a variety of lecturers on globalization and international relations topics.

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McKnight Hall at Gettysburg College

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McKnight Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

McKnight Hall was built in 1898 as a male dormitory. Today it is home to the Departments of French, Spanish, German, and Italian. Faculty offices, classrooms, and language resource rooms are all located inside McKnight.

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Science Center at Gettysburg College

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Science Center at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The 87,000 sq. ft. Science Center is home to most of Gettysburg College’s science programs.  In the complex, you will find the following laboratories of study: Animal Behavior, Animal Physiology and Neurobiology, Botany, Cell Biology, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology, Ecology and Freshwater Ecology, Electron Microscopy, Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Paleobiology and Evolution. The center also includes a 3,000 sq. ft. greenhouse, as well as classrooms, labs, and faculty offices.

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Bowen Auditorium at Gettysburg College

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Bowen Auditorium at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Next to the Science Center, Bowen Auditorium is the College’s main performance and event venue. Gettysburg offers Theatre Arts as both a major and a minor. The curriculum includes Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Set Design, and History of Theatre.

Throughout the year, Musselman Library hosts author speaker series in Bowen Auditorium.

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Greek Life at Gettysburg College

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Phi Delta Theta House at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Gettysburg College boasts many Greek life options for students. A majority of upperclassmen are members of a Greek organization. Pictured above, Phi Delta Theta is one of 18 Greek organizations at Gettysburg College. Gettysburg College has a strict anti-hazing policy, and students can only rush as sophomores.

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Stine Hall at Gettysburg College

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Stine Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

All first-year students live in one of two quads: East and West. Stine Hall is located in the West Quad. Stine is home to more than 100 first-year students. Each room accommodates double and triple occupancy with communal bathrooms on each floor. All floors in Stine are co-educational. The hall was named after College trustee Charles Stine.

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Apple Hall at Gettysburg College

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Apple Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Located near the College Union Building, Apple Hall is an apartment-style residence hall for upperclass students. Each apartment features a kitchen, full bathroom, and common area with a sofa and coffee table. Apple Hall was built in 1959, and the annex was added in 1968. Today, Apple Hall houses more than 200 upperclassmen.

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Hanson Hall at Gettysburg College

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Hanson Hall at Gettysburg College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Hanson Hall is an on-campus dormitory reserved for first-year students. The building consists of four floors and 84 rooms. Rooms are double occupancy and communal bathrooms for each gender are located on each floor.

Hanson Hall is one of six residence halls that are split between the East and West Quads. East Quad is home to Hanson, Huber, and Patrick Hall. West Quad is home to Paul, Rice, and Stine Hall.

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