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).
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
View schedules, maps, speaker bios and helpful information on your phone using the Guidebook mobile and web app:
|Sunday, January 11||Orientation check-in||2-6 p.m.|
|Residence Halls open||2 p.m.|
|Welcome dinner for students||6 p.m.|
|Parent and family dinner with campus representatives||6 p.m.|
|Orientation Overview/Meet the Staff||6:45 p.m.|
|Optional game night||7:45 p.m.|
|Monday, January 12||Orientation headquarters opens||8 a.m.|
|Academic Advising (by appointment)||8-10 a.m.|
|Various meeting around campus (e.g., student financial services)||8-10 a.m.|
|Campus Tour||10 a.m.|
|Mainaining F-1 Visa Status (required for international students)||10 a.m.|
|Academic Advising (by appointment)||12-2 p.m.|
|Real Life at Gordon||1 p.m.|
|Session on Academic Support Center||2 p.m.|
|Academic Life with the Provost||3 p.m.|
|Reception with President and Res. Life staff||4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, January 13||Breakfast||8-10 a.m.|
|Student Life at Gordon||10 a.m.|
|Spiritual Life at Gordon||11:15 a.m.|
|Lunch with Career Services Department||12 p.m.|
|Foreign Lanugage Placement Exam (optional)||1 p.m.|
|Off-Campus Trip||3 p.m.|
|Worship Service||9 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 14||Classes Begin||8 a.m.|