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August Orientation Schedule

The following calendar will give you an idea of what you and your family can expect during Orientation. This schedule is only a broad, general overview; events, dates, and times are subject to change. A detailed schedule will be given to every student when they check in for Orientation.


 
Friday, August 22, 2014 Move-In Day

  • 10–11:30 a.m.—Check-in for students residing outside New England
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.—Check-in for students residing in New England
  • 4 p.m.—Reception for athletes and their families
  • 5 p.m.—Welcome dinner & meet your Orientation CREW
  • 7:30 p.m.—Residence Hall Welcome (students, by hall), Commuter Student Welcome
  • 6:30 p.m.—Parents’ Program with President and Mrs. Lindsay and Dessert Reception

Saturday, August 23 Orientation Opening Program

  • 9 a.m.—Campus Connections open
  • 10 a.m.—Great Gordon Expectations: Transitions for students and families 
  • 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.—Various sessions for parents & students
  • 4:45 p.m.—Parents depart campus
  • 5:30 p.m.—Orientation opening program
  • 6 p.m.—CREW activity night

Sunday, August 24  Boston Orientation

  • 9 a.m.—Breakfast with CREW
  • 12–8 p.m.—CREW trip to Boston, including worship service
  • 8 p.m.—Boston Day After-party

Monday, August 25 Academic Orientation

  • 9 a.m.—Introduction to the Academic Endeavor and Co-Curricular Activities 
  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m.—Departmental meetings, academic advising and "Success Tools" sessions
  • 1 p.m.—Course registration and "Success Tools" sessions
  • 7 p.m.—Dessert with Gordon faculty and staff

 Tuesday, August 26 Student Life Orientation

  • 9 a.m.–10 a.m.—"Your Life at Gordon"—Orientation staff will explore important student life information using interactive skits.
  • 12 p.m.—Lunch with CREW
  • 12–7:30 p.m.—Music auditions
  • 1–5 p.m.—Electives/workshops
  • 5 p.m.—All-campus Block Party and Student Employment Fair
  • 8 p.m.—Orientation closing program

Wednesday, August 27 Classes begin!