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January Orientation

New Student Orientation is the first step in providing you with a supportive and challenging college experience. You will learn more about the College's resources and the people who are here to help you prepare for a successful educational venture. Gordon is blessed with a dedicated community of faculty, staff and students.

Before you arrive on 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 to use 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


Confirm your attendance at Orientation online ➔ 
See below for Student & Parent Confirmation forms.


Review the Student Orientation schedule below and begin planning your arrival. 

Download the Gordon College Events App for the full schedule, information about speakers, local area info and more!

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January Orientation Schedule (each student will receive a detailed schedule at arrival)

Move-In Day
Residence Hall Arrival for New Residents 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Parent Reception & Information Session with Campus Administrators 4 p.m.
Student Welcome Reception & Dinner 5:30 p.m.


Academic Day (Meal Plan Begins)
Breakfast & Dining Services Orientation 8 a.m.
Campus Connections 9:15 a.m.–4 p.m.

Big Questions, Big Ideas: Introduction to Faith & Learning at Gordon
Personal Academic Advising Session
Gordon Insider's Tour: Getting around Campus (classrooms, offices, library, study spaces, technology...)
Academic Success & Academic Life Sessions
Career and Internship Experiences
F-1 VISA Student session (required)
President's Reception*

 ...more to follow... including a mall shopping run & activity (after dinner)  


Student Life Day
Breakfast open 8 a.m.

Student Life Connections
Spiritual Life, Chapel, Ministries and Missions, and Local Church Connections
Community Engagement
Fitness, Health & Wellness, and Campus Recreation & Athletics
Residence Life and Living & Learning
Student Employment

...getting your room settled, too.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Thursday: Spring Term begins
Breakfast open (Lane Student Center) 7:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Spring classes begin 8 a.m. & following