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:
Using 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.
Begin 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.
Review the First-Year Student schedule below and begin planning your arrival.
Download the Gordon College Events App for full schedule, speakers, local area info and more!
|Residence Hall Arrival for Non-New England Residents||10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|Residence Hall Arrival for New England Residents||11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Welcome Tent||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Orientation Welcome and Introduction||5 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.|
|Breakfast||7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.|
|Welcome Tent||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Campus Connections||9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
|Conversations with the President: The Difference Gordon Made in My Life||10 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Campus Forum For Students||11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|Lunch||11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Great Gordon Expectations: Transitions for Students and Families||1 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 p.m.|
|Orientation Crew Night||8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Coffee House||10 p.m. – 11 p.m.|
|Breakfast||7:15 a.m. – 8 a.m.|
|Introduction to Boston Day||8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.|
|Depart for Boston||8:45 a.m.|
|Church in 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.|
|Breakfast||8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.|
|Integration of Academics and Faith||10 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Lunch with Academic Department||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Academic Success Tools Sessions||1 p.m. – 3 p.m.|
Global Education Sessions
Career Services Sessions
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
|Floor Dinner||5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Faculty/Staff Dessert Night||7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Breakfast||8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
Music Ensemble Auditions (Sign up during Campus Connections on Saturday)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
|Chapel Office Session||9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|
|Diversity Session & Lunch||11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Club Outings||2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
|This is Gordon||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Employment Fair & Cookout||5 p.m. – 7 p.m.|