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 here.
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.
Orientation Welcome Week Schedule
International Student Arrival & pre-Orientation - Wednesday/Thursday, August 23-24
Arrival Day – Friday, August 25: Arrive, move in, settle, learn your environment
Family Day – Saturday, August 26: Discover campus connections and celebrate College with family
Boston Day – Sunday, August 27: Build friendships, share in worship, see the City
Academic Day – Monday, August 28: Big Questions, Big Ideas, academic connections
Student Life Day – Tuesday, August 29: Big Faith, Big World, living and learning together
Matriculation Day – Wednesday, August 30: First day of classes!
Church Connections – Thursday, August 31: connections to local churches and worship & service communities
President's New Student Reception – Friday, September 1: Meet & greet with Dr. Lindsay and Administration
Ye Olde Scottie Faire – Wednesday, September 6: campus clubs, organizations and activities connections