Quick Summary - Fall 2016 Orientation
|Friday, August 19||Move-in Day|
|Saturday, August 20||Family Day Programming for parents and families ends at 5pm|
|Sunday, August 21||Boston Day|
|Monday, August 22||Academic Day|
|Tuesday, August 23||Student Life Day|
|Wednesday, August 24||Classes Begin|
While transfers have already experienced the challenge of at least one college transition, adjusting to a new home takes more than simply showing up the day before classes begin. Thus, Gordon's Transfer Orientation program seeks to address the transitional needs of a new student while accounting for the past experiences of a former collegian.
While they participate in many Orientation events along with freshmen, transfers are also placed in their own O-Crews and have a transfer-specific Boston Day (among other things). This page describes Fall arrival Orientation. See January Orientation through this link.
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 Transfer Student schedule below and begin planning your arrival.
Download the Gordon College Events App for full schedule, speakers, local area info and more!
Move-In Day: Friday, August 19
|Residence Hall Arrival for Non-New England Residents||10–11:30 a.m.|
|Residence Hall Arrival for New England Residents||11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|Welcome Tent||10 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Reception for Transfer Students & Families||4–5 p.m.|
|Orientation Welcome and Introduction||5–5:45 p.m.|
|Transfer Welcome||5:45–6 p.m.|
|Crew Meeting and Dinner||6–7:15 p.m.|
|Residence Life Kickoff||7:30–9:30 p.m.|
Family Day: Saturday, August 20
|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||10–11 a.m.|
|Campus Forum For Students||11–11:30 a.m.|
|Lunch||11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|Great Gordon Expectations: Transitions for Students and Families||1–1:30 p.m.|
|Electives I||1:45–2:30 p.m.|
|Electives II||2:45–3:30 p.m.|
|Signing Ceremony||3:45–4:45 p.m.|
|Family Transition Time||4:45–5:30 p.m.|
|Dinner and Games with O-Crew||6:30–8:00 p.m.|
|Transfer Game Night||8–9:30 p.m.|
|Coffee House||10–11 p.m.|
Boston Day: Sunday, August 21
|Introduction to Boston Day||8–8:30 a.m.|
|Depart for Boston||8:45 a.m.|
|Church in Boston|
|Return to Wenham|
|Picnic Dinner at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary|
|Free Time||6:30–8:30 p.m.|
|Boston Day After-Party||8:30–10:30 p.m.|
Academic Day: Monday, August 22
|Integration of Academics and Faith||10–11 a.m.|
|Trip to Rockport||11 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|Academic Success Tools Sessions||2–3 p.m.|
Global Education Sessions
Career Services Sessions
|Floor Dinner||5–6:30 p.m.|
|Resident Director Dessert Night||7–9:30 p.m.|
Student Life Day: Tuesday, August 23
Music Ensemble Auditions (Sign up at Campus Connections on Saturday)
8 a.m.–8 p.m.
|Brunch with the Cabinet||9:30–11 a.m.|
|Diversity Session & Lunch||
|Club Outings||2–3:30 p.m.|
|This is Gordon||4–5 p.m.|
|Employment Fair & Cookout||5–7 p.m.|