Orientation is an important transition for both students and their families, and we have thoughtfully designed a schedule to provide the most effective way to ease your arrival and connection to campus. The parent and family programs run concurrently with new student Orientation, and we urge all families to take part in the full array of activities provided. New students will be full participants in their own program beginning the first night of Orientation.
Fall Orientation includes activities for family members on the Friday and Saturday of the program, including a Welcome Tent with area information, a Sibling Program for any younger siblings who may be traveling with you, and a Parents’ Orientation program. The final event for family members is the Signing Ceremony, after which families will be given "transition time" to say their goodbyes before departing the campus. The parent and family portion of Orientation is concluded by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Spring Orientation is much more abbreviated. Parents are invited to dinner on the first evening of Orientation, after which students take part in their own program. Students are asked to notify the Center for Student Development of any family memebrs who will be attending (through the Orientation RSVP page).
Thank you for providing us with this information - it will help us better serve your needs during Orientation. Please fill in the information below and click submit when you are finished. We look forward to seeing you during the Parent portion of Orientation, August 23-24, 2013.
Parent Relations Office
Website of Gordon's Parent & Alumni Relations office
Find a place to stay while visiting Gordon.
O Checklist (PDF)
List of tasks that students must complete prior to Orientation
Packing List (PDF)
List of recommended items for students to bring to Gordon
Arrival Info (PDF)
Instructions for your arrival on campus
Parent Schedule for Gordon Orientation (PDF)
This schedule has all parent and family activities during Orientation