Fall Term Orientation provides an extension of General Orientation to international students: International Student Orientation. This extension runs before General Orientation from 5 p. m. on Wednesday August 17, 2016, through Friday August 19, 2016. New students should plan to move in on Wednesday August 17, 2016 in the afternoon, before the first Orientation event (the Welcome Dinner) begins.
For new Spring Term students, International Student Orientation is combined with general new student Orientation. This combined Orientation will run from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, through Wednesday, January 18, 2016. It is mandatory for all new students.
Orientation is an important and exciting transition time for students and their families. Parents of international students often have unique questions and concerns as their children are beginning their education at Gordon. If your child is participating in International Student Orientation, we invite you join us for our Parent Program, which is specially designed to provide international families with information and resources as they make this transition. If you plan to attend, please fill out the RSVP form below. Families are also welcome to participate in the general New Student Orientation Parent and Sibling Program, which begins after the completion of International Student Orientation.
For the General Orientation schedule, see parent information.
International Student Orientation Parent Schedule (Fall Term Only)
|WEDNESDAY||August 17, 2016|
Welcome Table - Meet your Admissions Counselors and International Student Services Staff
|6 PM–7:45 PM||
|THURSDAY||August 18, 2016|
Student Financial Services - Optional Sign-up for individual appointments @ MacDonald Hall 2nd Floor
|10 AM–11 AM||
Parent & Family Campus Tour
|11:30 AM–12:30 PM||
Parent & Family Lunch
|12:30 PM–1:30 PM||
Parent & Family Session: Support from a Distance
|2 PM–6 PM||
Optional Free Time
|FRIDAY||August 19 , 2016|
|9 AM–5 PM||
Parent & Family Off-Campus Day
All Student Orientation Parent Program begins with Welcome Program and Dessert Reception. Join the rest of the parents of the incoming class of Gordon College students and transition to “General” Orientation!