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Transfer Resources

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). Check out the Transfer Orientation schedule below to learn more:


Friday, August 23—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
  • 5 p.m.—Welcome dinner & meet your Orientation CREW
  • 7:30 p.m.—Residence Hall Welcome (students, by hall), Commuter Student Welcome
  • 7:30 p.m.—Parent's program with President and Mrs. Lindsay (followed by Dessert Reception)

Saturday, August 24—Orientation Opening Program

  • 10 a.m.—Family Forum
  • 9 a.m.—Campus Connections open
  • 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.—Various sessions for parents & students
  • 4:45 p.m.—Parents depart campus
  • 5:30 p.m.—Orientation opening program
  • 6 p.m.—Transfer CREW activity night

Sunday, August 25—Boston/Urban Programs Orientation

  • 9 a.m.—Breakfast with CREW
  • 12–6 p.m.—Explore Boston
  • 6 p.m.—Church
  • 8 p.m.—Boston Day After-party

Monday, August 26—Academic & Student Life Orientation

  • 9 a.m.—Introduction to Learning at Gordon
  • 12 p.m.—Lunch with your Department
  • 1 p.m.—North Shore Exploration
  • 7 p.m.—Dessert with Resident Directors

Tuesday, August 27—Academic & Student Life Orientation, part 2

  • 9 a.m.—Breakfast with the President
  • 10:30 a.m.—Optional workshops
  • 12 p.m.—GCSA Luncheon
  • 1:30–4 p.m.—"Sponsored By" sessions
  • 5 p.m.—All-campus Block Party
  • 8 p.m.—Orientation closing program

Wednesday, August 28—Classes begin!

A group of transfer students in Boston