Accepted Student Day Schedule

Accepted Student Day Schedule
Schedules are subject to change. You will receive your final schedule upon arrival.


8:15 a.m.

Check In and Welcome Address, Ken Olsen Science Center
Pick up a student and parent welcome packet at check in that will include important information about the day. Don't miss out on the Gordon giveaways we'll be doing during the welcome and throughout the day!

9 a.m.

Campus Life Sessions I and II
Learn more about global education, missions, ministries, outreach, the first year experience, honors programs, outdoor education requirements and athletics.


Optional Visit a Class (9:10 a.m., students only)
A list of available classes will be included in your welcome packet.

10:15 a.m.

Chapel Service

11:15 a.m.–
3:15 p.m.

Sibling Session
Available to registered siblings ages 5-15 years old (group ranges will be ages 5-7, 8-12 and 13-15. Lunch will be provided. Sibling Session FAQs (pdf)

11:25 a.m.–
12:55 p.m.

Parent Lunch | Accepted Student Luncheon -AND- Residence Hall Open House
During check in you will receive a scheduled time for lunch and the residence hall open house. Parents will have lunch in our dining hall with other parents, hosted by current students. Students will have a catered lunch in the science center with other accepted students. The residence hall open house is a time for you to explore different style residence halls at your leisure.

1:05–1:55 p.m.

Interactive Small Group Session -AND- Parent Panel
Connect with other students from your area! Each small group will include a current student who will lead the session and is open to answering questions. During this time parents are scheduled to attend a panel of administrators, staff and faculty. Be sure to ask questions about spiritual, campus and academic life at Gordon.

2:10–2:50 p.m.

Academic Information Session
Hear from faculty of the major that interests you.

3 p.m.

Thank you for visiting with us!
Drop off your survey, ask questions or connect with an admissions counselor.


Optional Visit a Class (students only, 3:20 p.m.)
A list of available classes will be included in your welcome packet.


7 p.m.

Connect with your Overnight Host, Ken Olsen Science Center
Stay in a residence hall with an admissions ambassador or stay with your friend or sibling who's a student. We have a fun night of activities planned for you and your host.

7 p.m.

Parents' Reception and Panel (Ken Olsen Science Center Auditorium)
Meet current students and staff members as well as other visiting parents. Hear more about life at Gordon from our panelists (cookies, coffee and tea provided). Siblings are welcome to attend.

7:15 p.m.

Dinner for Accepted Students Staying Overnight (students only)
Enjoy dinner with your student host! A complimentary meal ticket is provided.

8:15 p.m. Sweaty Toothed Madmen Show (students only)
A student improv group
10 p.m.

Catacombs (A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel)
A student-led worship service that you don't want to miss. Parents are welcome to attend on their own.