International Student Orientation will begin on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, with move-in and dinner. The following days are filled with friendship-building activities, to ease the transition to college. We encourage all new, incoming international students to attend!
You will meet your new support system: the International Student Office (ISO) staff and other international students who will encourage you over the next several years.
You will learn how to access on-campus resources for international students, including SEVIS/F-1 Visa guidance, Academic Success Center (ASC) resources for ELL students (e.g., students for whom English is not their first language), and peer mentors in the Koinonia Mentorship Program.
There's a lot to learn about being an international student at Gordon College, and we can't wait for you to see all that is in store. Whether you are starting the semester on-campus or off-campus, you are part of our Gordon College international family. See you soon!
For incoming international students, there is generally a strong encouragement to do one of our pre-Orientation activities with Gordon College. This year (for the first time), we are giving you a choice of which "pre-Orientation" activity you want to do. International Student Orientation is no longer mandatory, if you do LA Vida Expedition instead, as your introduction to Gordon College. Both are great, and there is no wrong answer!
LA VIDA EXPEDITION
August 6 - August 17 (Arrive to Boston Airport on August 5)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
August 16 - August 17 (Arrive to Boston Airport on August 16)
Afterward, all new students will proceed to participate together in the following:
WELCOME WEEK (GENERAL ORIENTATION)
August 18 - August 22
FALL SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN
FALL SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS END
Please bookmark the Gordon College Four-Year Academic Calendar for the exact dates of important events like the first day of class and the last day of final exams.