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Fall Orientation

Welcome to Gordon!
Orientation Welcome Week is your chance to settle into college life before the “school” part begins. Its purpose is to make you feel at home here. Sure, you are the new kid in school, but so are 400-plus others—who, for the most part, also don’t know where to go for their first class or who to ask about fire-safe room décor (which is something you’ll hear a lot about later!). In addition to having a good understanding of college basics, we want you to have fun and start out your Gordon experience with a few familiar faces around campus.


The Important Dates

  • Fall athlete preseason begins Tuesday, August 18, check-in with your coach for details
  • International Orientation begins Wednesday, August 19
  • General Student Orientation begins Friday, August 21
Parents & Families
Transfer Students
International Students


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Area Guide
Gordon's guide to the North Shore

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Directions and Campus Map
Getting to Gordon


Local Accommodations
Places to stay in the area


Orientation FAQs
Commonly asked questions about Orientation Welcome Week

Take a look at Arrival Day, one of the five days of Welcome Week!


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