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Fall First-year Students Orientation

New Student Orientation is the first step in providing you a supportive and challenging 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 to 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 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 Welcome Week online ➔


Review the First-Year Student schedule below and begin planning your arrival. 

Orientation Welcome Week Schedule 2018

International Student Arrival & pre-Orientation – Wednesday/Thursday, August 22-23

Arrival Day – Friday, August 24: Arrive, move in, settle, learn your environment

Family Day – Saturday, August 25: Discover campus connections and celebrate College with family

Boston Day – Sunday, August 26: Build friendships, share in worship, see the City

Academic Day – Monday, August 27: Big Questions, Big Ideas, academic connections

Student Life Day – Tuesday, August 28: Big Faith, Big World, living and learning together

Matriculation Day – Wednesday, August 29: First day of classes!

Church Connections – Thursday, August 30: Connections to local churches and worship & service communities

President's New Student Reception – August 31: Meet & greet with Dr. Lindsay and Administration

Ye Olde Scottie Faire – September 5: Campus clubs, organizations and activities connections with outdoor all-campus activities and food!

Our Gordon Events app will be updated this summer, and we will publish its availability here and through our social networks.