First-Year Students Orientation

New Student Orientation is the first step in providing you a supportive and challenging experience. You will learn more about the College's resources and the people who are here to help you prepare for a successful educational venture. Gordon is blessed with a dedicated community of faculty, staff and students.

Before you arrive to campus, there are a few important tasks for you to accomplish:

1Using the New Student Wizard, set up your Gordon username and email.
You will need your birthdate and student ID to complete this step. Your student ID will be mailed to you.

2Begin working through GC101.
GC101 is an online “pre-orientation” introduction to the College. We’ve included a wide-range of information that will make your transition to Gordon as smooth as possible. There are several tasks that you will need to complete which are outlined in this program

3Confirm your attendance at Orientation online >>

4Review the First-Year Student schedule below and begin planning your arrival. 

Orientation Schedule

Move-In Day: Friday, August 21
Residence Hall Arrival for Non-New England Residents 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Residence Hall Arrival for New England Residents 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Tent 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Orientation Welcome and Introduction 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Crew Meeting and Dinner 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Residence Life Kickoff 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Family Day: Saturday, August 22
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Tent 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Campus Connections 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conversations with the President: The Difference Gordon Made in My Life 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Campus Forum For Students 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Great Gordon Expectations: Transitions for Students and Families 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Electives I 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Electives II  2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Signing Ceremony 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Family Transition Time 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Games with O-Crew 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Orientation Crew Night 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Coffee House 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
   


 

Boston Day: Sunday, August 23
Breakfast 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Introduction to Boston Day 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Depart for Boston 8:45 a.m.
Church in Boston  
Explore Boston  
Return to Wenham  
Picnic Dinner at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary  
Free Time 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Boston Day After-Party 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
   

 

Academic Day: Monday, August 24
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Integration of Academics and Faith 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch with Academic Department 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Academic Success Tools 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Global Education Session 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Floor Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff Dessert Night 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Student Life Day: Tuesday, August 25
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Chapel Office Session 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Diversity 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Club Outings 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This is Gordon 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Employment Fair & Cookout 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.