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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 Sunday, January 8th from 3:30–5:30 p.m. with a welcome dinner for students and families.

Before you arrive

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

  1. Set Up your Gordon Technology Account
    You will need to use your birthdate and student ID to complete this step. Your student ID will be emailed to you.

  2. Fill out the Housing Questionnaire 

  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. 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!

  7. Medical Questionnairerequires a physician’s visit; document necessary requirements
  8. Complete your profile on Gordon's online career and recruitment center, Handshake.

Tentative January Orientation Schedule

Sunday, January 8

Orientation Check-In 3:30–5:30 p.m

Student and Family Welcome Dinner 

5:30 p.m.


Monday, January 9

Breakfast and Check-In 8:30 a.m.
Group Bonding with La Vida  9 a.m. 
Lunch with your RA 12:15 p.m.
Intro to Academic Life 1:15 p.m. 
Academic Advising Appointments  2:15–4 p.m. 
Library Tour 2:15–4 p.m 
Dinner 5 p.m. 


Tuesday, January 10

Breakfast 8:30 a.m. 
Chapel 101 9:15 a.m.
Adjusting with the Center for Counseling and Wellness 10:15 a.m 
Insider Tour 11 a.m. 
Lunch with Gordon College Student Association  12:15 p.m. 
Engaging Culture and Encountering Others 1 p.m. 


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