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First-Year Student Checklist

Welcome to Guilford

Congratulations on your admission to Guilford College! Please complete the following items by the listed deadlines. (Note that items are added throughout the spring and summer, so check back often.) We look forward to seeing you on campus in August!

Next Steps for Admitted First-Year Students

ASAP — Reserve Your Spot at Guilford

Submit your $250 deposit.

Pay online through your Guilford status page. Once logged in, please accept your offer of admission. Once you submit this decision, you'll be prompted to pay your deposit.

You may also call the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 to pay over the phone by credit or debit card.

Or send a check or money order (made payable to Guilford College) to:

Guilford College
Office of Admission
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410

Register for Guilford Orientation (GO!)

Get ready to make friends for life and learn more about what to expect this fall! There are two overnight GO sessions available for deposited students. To register, select your preferred date:

At GO you'll spend the night in a residence hall, learn how to get around campus, meet tons of new friends, and prepare for move-in this August. You'll also have the opportunity to take your Quaker Card photo, meet with your adviser, and register for classes if you didn't attend Spring Into Guilford.

Get excited! We'll see you there!

Watch for Your Guilford Account Login Information

Be on the lookout for an email containing your new Guilford email address, ID number (G#), and account information, with the subject line Guilford Login Information. At that time, follow the instructions to log in to your Guilford accounts and update your passwords.

Residential students receive passwords for the residence hall network in August. During move-in, look for an email with the subject Here's your personal psk for GC-Resnet.

Prepare for Your Technology and Learning Needs

Familiarize yourself with information on the Student Technology and Learning Guide, including discount laptop purchasing opportunities. Now is the time to ensure you have the tools to support your learning success.  

Register Your Bike and/or Vehicle

Register your vehicle/bicycle online. Select Apply for a Permit, follow the steps, and print out your confirmation page when registration is complete. You will need to bring the confirmation page with you to the Office of Public Safety to pick up your free permit decal.

Tuition Payments

Please watch your email for information about payment plans and tuition bills. You will also receive instructions by email about how to use TouchNet. 

Payment-plan enrollment will be available for five monthly installments on Touchnet from July 1-14.

The first payment is due July 15.

If you're not on a payment plan, your balance is due in full by Aug. 17.

Modern Language Course Placement

Be sure you're placed into the correct level of a modern language (German, Japanese, or Spanish) to fulfill your Modern Language requirement:

  • German: If you have had prior instruction in German at any level, contact the professor of German, Dave Limburg, ( for proper placement.  
  • Japanese: If you have had prior instruction in Japanese at any level, contact the professor of Japanese, Hiroko Hirakawa ( for proper placement. 
  • Spanish: If you had four or more years of instruction in Spanish in middle school/high school, or you're a native or heritage speaker of the language, take the Language Placement Test at Guilford Orientation. If you’ve had 0 to 3 years of Spanish in middle school/high school, you can enroll in Spanish 101.

May 1 — Complete the FAFSA

Every student should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), regardless of income. Guilford uses the FAFSA to offer grants and work-study. Guilford’s FAFSA code is 002931.

Guilford's preferred completion date is May 1.

If you have questions or need more time, call the Office of Admission to speak to your counselor, 336.316.2100.

May 1 (or as soon as possible) — Register for Housing

Once you have set up your Guilford Network account, you may review the housing options for first-year students and complete your online Housing Registration Form through MyHousing Self-Service where you'll submit your roommate and housing preferences.

We'll let you know as soon as your room, roommate, and meal plan assignments are complete! Students who complete the online Housing Registration Form by May 1 will have their assignments by May 31. The next round of assignments will go out in July.

Take a look at the Guilford College Packing List for suggestions about what to bring with you on move-in day.

Guilford has a four-year residential requirement. Students seeking to be released from this requirement must apply and be approved through an off-campus release request. (Continuing Education students are exempt from this requirement.)

June 1 — Accept Your Federal Student Loans

If you have applied for federal aid and need to accept the Federal Direct Loans that have been offered to you, log in to Banner Web to do so. Once you accept your loans, make sure you complete the Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and the new Student Loan Acknowledgment at Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or

July 1 — Residency Determination

If you are awarded the N.C. Need Based Scholarship, you must complete Residency Determination prior to the start of the term at For questions or support, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or

July 1 — Submit Your Final Transcript

Please have your final official transcript sent to the Guilford College Office of Admission.

July 1 — Register for Classroom, Housing Accommodations with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students seeking support for a documented disability must contact the ARC to discuss accommodations at

ARC staff will begin meeting with new students in July. To ensure that accommodations are in place before classes begin, all documentation should be submitted by Aug. 1. Documentation received after this date will be processed after the start of the semester.

July 1 — Complete Your Immunization Form

All students must complete this form.

Print, complete, and return it to:

Guilford College
Attention: Student Health Services
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27410

The College also requires that students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, once eligible. Please include a copy of your vaccination record and current insurance information with your Report of Medical History Form.

Aug. 5 — Submit a Photo for Your Guilford I.D.

To prepare for move-in, please submit a photo for your Guilford I.D. Image specifications and further instructions are available at this link. For more information, contact

Aug. 14 — Check-in

Check-in for new students is Sunday, Aug. 14, and your Week of Welcome events begin the same day. This is also move-in day for residential students. When you arrive on campus, head to Founders Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Those in the Continuing Education Program should report to Founders between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.)

Aug. 15 — Verification Process

If you were selected for verification by the Department of Education when you submitted your FAFSA, please go to You'll use your Guilford Network credentials to create your account. Follow the instructions to provide the requested documents to complete the verification process and confirm your financial aid.

Aug. 17 — First Day of Class

The fall three-week session and the opening of the fall semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 17. For additional fall 2022 dates, see the 2022-23 Academic Calendar.

Congratulations — your checklist is now complete! We'll see you in August for check-in and the kickoff to Week of Welcome. It's going to be a great year!

Useful Contacts

If you have any questions, call the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 or one of the following: