The school hosts 24 teams of men and women from NCAA Division III, known as the Bullets, and many club, intramural and recreation programs.  The university is also the home of The Gettysburg Review, a literary journal. The building was designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, who envisioned the building as a complement to Glatfelter Hall (1889). Jacobsen called the building style an “abstract novel.”  The construction project began with a large donation from the Emma G. Musselman Foundation.  Construction began in 1979 and the building was opened on April 22, 1981. The books and other materials were transferred from Schmucker`s Memorial Library to the Musselman Library, via a human chain of students, teachers and others.   In 1986, Jacobsen won both the Excellence in Institutional Masonry Design Award and the Grand Award for Excellence in Masonry Design for his design of the Musselman Library.  But for many students, the culprit was clear: the increase in cases coincided with the emergency week for the college`s brotherhoods and sisters, the students told WHTM. After a meeting at the town hall with administrators, some students held up cardboard signs in front of the administrators` room demanding that Greek organizations be held more accountable. In 1925, Henry Scharf built the Majestic Theatre as an extension of the historic Gettysburg Hotel in the center of the city.
Originally, the building had a main hall that could accommodate 1200 people. In the 1950s, performances at the theater were visited by President Dwight D. .