Housing Details

Hanson Hall

Hanson HallAll first-year students live in one of the two first-year quads. Placement for first-year students is based on course selection and registration as a part of the First-Year Residential College Program. Residence hall living, a vital component of the Gettysburg Experience, is intended to facilitate the personal growth and development of each student.

Hanson Hall is a traditional first-year residence hall that consists of four floors and 84 rooms. Each room in Hanson Hall has tiled floors and typically houses two students with male and female bathrooms on each floor.  The ground floor has only one community bathroom and is usually designated as a single-gender floor.  All bathrooms in Hanson Hall accommodate more than one person at a time and are single gender (male or female).

Each room in Hanson Hall has a MicroFridge, at least one window and shade, a bookshelf, and mirror. Each student is provided with an extra-long bed (39 inches x 80 inches x 6 1/2 inches), a desk and chair; a dresser and closet space.  The beds have two lower height settings: the lowest setting has approximately 12 inches between the floor and the bottom of the bed; the other setting provides approximately 18 inches between the floor and the bottom of the bed. Students may also loft or bunk their beds by acquiring the additional pieces necessary to do so.  These pieces will be available in your building lobby during the first several weeks of the fall semester, including first-year move-in day. 

For those interested in bringing a rug for your room, a good size approximation is 9' x 12'.  Learn more about personalizing your room, including what you may or may not bring to campus.


Helpful Facts:

Housing Rate Plan 4
Meal plan required Yes
Year built
Capacity 158
Residential floors 4
Singles 10 (RA staff)
Doubles 71
Triples 3
ADA accessible No
Elevator No
Open for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks No
Air conditioned Yes
Type of bed frame in each room Wood (can be bunked/lofted)
Microfridge in each room Yes
Laundry location Ground floor
Kitchen location First floor
Trash room location Exterior
Network connection (W=wireless, D=data jack) W & D