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Parents & Families

We have several different members of our community that are excited to share with you about how we support your students and give you a space to ask them questions. All of these sessions will be live on our conduit platform but will also be recorded if you need to watch them later. An email will be sent out the day of the event with a unique link for you or you can log into the platform through this link



Past event

Finance and the College Experience
Speaker: Senior Director of Student Financial Services, Dan O’Connell

Past event

Becoming a Great Gordon Parent
Speakers: Residence Life Director, Jeff Carpenter; Dean of Student Success, Chris Carlson  

Past Event 

President’s Parent Welcome
Speaker: President Michael Lindsay 

Past Event 


Life on Campus 

Speakers: Residence Life Director, Jeff Carpenter; Director of the Counseling Center, Deana Trefry; Health Center Administrator, Maria Mignone

August 11, 7 p.m. EST Alumni Parent Panel
Hear from other alumni about sending their students to Gordon! 

August 13, 7 p.m. EST

Parent Devotional
Speaker: Associate Dean for Spiritual Formation, Lauren Becker

Saying Goodbye

We will have a ceremony on campus on Move-in Day (August 15) for families and students called the Gathering of Affirmation and Assurance. Sign up for a time to attend this ceremony ➔

After students have moved in, you’ll have a brief time to say one final goodbye to your student before they embark on their own Gordon adventure. Students should be back on campus at 8 p.m. on Saturday for a floor event. 

We also want to invite you to join two of our orientation sessions from home! Both of these events will be live-streamed on our website



August 16, 7 p.m. EST

An Evening with College Leadership
Speakers: President Michael Lindsay,  Vice President for Finance & Business Development, John Truschel; Executive Vice President for Campus Life, Dan Tymann; Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sandra Doneski

August 18, 7 p.m. EST

Conversation with the President
Speaker: President Michael Lindsay  

Other Resources for Parents and Families

If you have a question that is not answered on our FAQ page or elsewhere on the Orientation Welcome Week website, please call the Office of Student Life at 978.867.4263 or email Orientation@gordon.edu.