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Orientation is your bridge to the first semester. During orientation, you’ll get settled into your residence hall, spend time in small group discussions and activities, find out about campus resources, and focus in on some key issues for living in community: cultural diversity, learning styles and differences, and personal responsibility and decision-making. By the time the weekend is over, you’ll recognize familiar faces on campus, be clearer about your academic and personal goals and feel more confidence in yourself as a member of the Guilford community.
Orientation is offered in two parts:
Summer Orientation: June 28, 2013 (and that evening for Student Success Program participants only)
Students who did not attend Spring Into Guilford as deposited students are asked to come to Guilford for a day of academic orientation, business and getting to know the College and one another. Get ID photos made, complete your Quantitative Literacy placement exam, meet a faculty member and discuss academics in college, Guilford life and how to succeed as you transition from high school. In addition, there will be opportunities to speak to campus resources such as Student Health, the Counseling Center, Financial Aid, Disability Resources, Residence Life, the Learning Commons and more. For parents, we offer concurrent sessions on Residence Life, resources for students with disabilities and learning differences, Study Abroad, Career Exploration and being the parent of a student-athlete.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and programming will run through about 4:00 p.m. (Football recruits will meet at 4:00 p.m.)
New Student Orientation: August 22-25, 2013
From move in day to the first day of classes, student participate in a variety of activities to familiarize them with the campus, available resources, important social issues, the core values of Guilford College and their transition. Throughout the weekend, these activities and more will introduce students to one another, their upper class counterparts and assist them in making the transition socially, personally and academically to college life!
Check in runs from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on August 22. Students should plan to attend all programming Thursday-Sunday. Parents and families are welcome to attend Thursday and Friday morning parent/family programming.
Fall athletes, Bonner Scholars, QLSP and Cape Fear River Basin students should communicate with the leaders of their programs to determine appropriate check in dates and times.