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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:
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.
Arrival Dates for Traditional Students
|Arrival Group||Date, Time||Location|
NEW and RETURNING Football Players will only drop belongings in rooms and are staying together in another building for camp. Contact coach for items needed for camp.
|Wednesday, August 14, 9:00 a.m.||Ragan Brown Gym|
|Cape Fear River Basin Trip FIRST YEAR students||Saturday, August 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m.||Campus Life, 210 Founders Hall|
|NEW and RETURNING Fall Athletes – Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country||Sunday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Bauman West Gallery, Founders Hall|
|Quaker Leadership Scholars Program Assistants||Monday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Campus Life, 210 Founders Hall|
|Bonner First Year Students||Monday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Campus Life, 210 Founders Hall|
|Quaker Leadership Scholars Program FIRST YEAR Students||Monday, August 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.||Campus Life, 210 Founders Hall|
|NEW International Students Contact Daniel Diaz (email@example.com) for arrival information||Arrive Monday, August 19||Campus Life, 210 Founders Hall|
|Disability Resources Orientation Check-in Contact Kim Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information||Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Bauman West Gallery, Founders Hall|
|NEW and TRANSFER Students||Thursday, August 22, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Sternberger Auditorium, Founders Hall|