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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.

On-Campus Orientation will begin with check-in on Friday, January 29th from 3:45-6:30 PM with an optional dinner that night. The schedule will then begin Saturday, January 30th at 8 AM, and this will include commuter students. 

Online orientation, will begin Saturday, January 30th at 10:30 AM EST. 

Before you arrive

Before you arrive on campus, there are a few important tasks for you to accomplish:

  1. 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 emailed to you.
     
  2. Begin working through GC101. GC101 is an online “pre-orientation” introduction to the College. You will need to:
    1. Begin your course registration form 
    2. Choose your outdoor education requirement: La Vida (summer) or Discovery (academic year)
    3. Foreign language placement test
    4. And more!

  3. Log into Gordon 360 and submit your student ID photo
     
  4. Fill out your billing contract
     
  5. Sign up for a payment plan
     
  6. Housing Questionnaire 
     
  7. Medical Questionnairerequires a physician’s visit; document necessary requirements
     
  8. Complete your profile on Gordon's online career and recruitment center, Handshake.

January Orientation Schedule

See below what things are for remote, on-campus, and commuter students:

Move-In Day (On-Campus Students): Friday, January 29

Orientation Check-In 3:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
Optional Dinner  6:30 p.m.

 

Academic Day (On-Campus and Commuter Students): Saturday, January 30

Links to the different online sessions can be found on GC101. 

Breakfast and Check-In 8 a.m.
Group Bonding with La Vida  9 a.m. 
CliftonStrengths for Students Group Session: You, Your Signature Themes, and Getting Started at Gordon 11:15 a.m 
Lunch  12:15 p.m.
Intro to Academic Life  1:15 p.m. 
Library Tour  2:15 p.m. 
Insider Tour 3:15 p.m 
Dinner 5 p.m. 
Meet your RA 7 p.m. 

 

Academic Day (Remote Students): Saturday, January 30

Links to the different sessions can be found on GC101.

Remote Team Bonding 10: 30 a.m. 
CliftonStrengths for Students Group Session: You, Your Signature Themes, and GettingStarted at Gordon 11:15 a.m 
Lunch Break 12:15 p.m.
Intro to Academic Life  1:15 p.m. 

 

Student Life Day (On-Campus, Commuter, and Remote Students): Sunday, January 31

Links to the different online sessions can be found on GC101. 

Breakfast on your Own  
Online Church
(local options will be listed on GC 101)
 
Tell Me More  11 a.m 
Lunch  12:15 p.m.
Meet your GCSA President and V.P.! 1 p.m. 
Chapel 101 1:30 p.m.