ISO Parent Program

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 Sunday, January 10, through Tuesday, January 12, 2016. It is mandatory for all new students. 

For information about the Parent Orientation schedule, please refer back to for the general schedule. 


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 are making 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.

International Student Orientation Parent Schedule (Fall Term Only)

WEDNESDAY August 19, 2015
All Day

Welcome Table - Meet your Admissions Counselors and International Student Services Staff

6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Welcome Dinner
@ Easton Dining Room (in Lane Student Center)
New students and families are invited to an opening dinner with ISO leaders, International Student Services staff and Administration!

THURSDAY August 20, 2015
All Day

Student Financial Services - Optional Sign-up for individual appointments @ MacDonald Hall 2nd Floor

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Parent & Family Campus Tour
@ Meet outside Frost Hall

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Parent & Family Lunch
@ Chapel Dining Room (in Lane Student Center)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Parent & Family Session: Support from a Distance
@ Ken Olsen Science Ctr 202
Encouragement and discussion about parenting from far away

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Optional Free Time
Relax, get settled in, go shopping…free time!


FRIDAY  August 20, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Parent & Family Off Campus Day
@ Off Campus
Enjoy a vacation day on the beautiful North Shore!

6:30 PM

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!