First-Year Student Checklist


Welcome to Guilford

Congratulations on your admission to Guilford College! Please complete the following items by the listed deadlines. We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Next Steps for Admitted Students

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 800.992.7759 and 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 GO 2019 — Guilford Orientation

At GO 2019 you'll meet with your adviser, register for classes, get to know campus, and make friends. Events include a basketball tournament, game night, s'mores, and the annual GO GLOW JAMZ dance party! Your Peer Leader will also be available to answer all of your questions. There is one remaining session to register for — Session III on July 12.

Learn more and meet your Peer Leaders on the Orientation page.

Complete the FAFSA

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

Watch for Your Guilford Personal Identification Number (G#) and Email Address

Be on the lookout for the email containing your new Guilford email address, G# and PIN, with the subject line, Guilford Banner Pins. At that time, log in to your Guilford email account and use your G# to log in to Banner and change your password to a 6-digit number.

Register Emergency Contacts for the Guilford College Urgent Notification System

Complete this form to register your emergency contacts and enroll to receive text messages in the event of an emergency. We also recommend you add these Office of Public Safety numbers to your contacts:

  • 336.316.2911 (emergencies)
  • 336.316.2909 (non-emergencies)

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.

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. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354.

June 21 — Apply for Housing

Housing processes for new students open on April 14 at Spring Into Guilford! Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and received your Guilford PIN and email address information, you may log in to MyHousing Self-Service to complete the Online Housing Application, which is due by 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, for best consideration of your preferences. Room, roommate, and meal-plan assignments will be finalized by July 15, and we'll email you once they're complete. Please see the recommended Guilford College Packing List for suggestions about what to bring with you.

If you miss this timeframe — don't worry! Just be sure to submit your Online Housing Application as soon as possible, and we'll let you know what's next.

July 1 — Complete Your Immunization Form

All students must complete the student immunization form. Print, complete and return it to:

Guilford College
Attn: Susan Smith
5800 West Friendly Avenue

Greensboro, N.C. 27410

July 16 — First Tuition Payment Due

Make sure to pay your first tuition bill by July 16. You will receive instructions by email about how to use TouchNet.

You may review and pay your bill on TouchNet beginning June 7.

Payment plans on TouchNet will be available beginning July 1.

Aug. 1 — Buy Your Course Materials

Visit the online Guilford College Bookstore to find out what books and materials are required for your fall classes. You can purchase your books from the bookstore or from online retailers. (Note: You should not buy any English textbooks until your placement has been determined during your 3-week Initiate course.)

Aug. 9 — AlcoholEdu and Haven Courses

Guilford College strives to create a respectful, safe, and non-threatening environment where its members are able to live, study, and work free from sexual and interpersonal misconduct. Guilford College is also committed to preventing sex and gender discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct) and educating about alcohol and drug use. All first-year students are required to complete two online education modules prior to coming to campus. You will receive an email with instructions on completing the AlcoholEdu and Haven online modules. These modules must be completed by Friday, August 9.

Should you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact Meagan McNeely (mcneelymr@guilford.edu or 336.316.2011) or Shay Harger (hargercs@guilford.edu or 336.316.2124).

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

To fulfill Guilford College’s requirement:

  • You will need an EVERFI Higher Education account to access the course(s) from your Dashboard*
  • Go to: http://www.everfi.com/login and click Register.
  • Under “Student/Learner,” enter the Registration Code: e778bbba, and click “Next” to create your EVERFI account.
  • NOTE: Be sure to register with your Guilford College email address, in order to receive credit for the training.
  • Complete Part 1 of AlcoholEdu for College AND Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) by Friday, Aug. 9, at 11:59 p.m. 
  • After 30 to 45 days you will receive an invitation to complete Part II of both courses, which will completed as part of your FYE class requirements.

Your safety and well being are our priority. We recognize this information could be sensitive for those with past experiences of interpersonal violence and/or sexual violence. This training does include a “Chat with an Advocate” feature (located in the top right corner of the module). There are also supportive local and national resources. In the event you experience emotional discomfort while taking this training, it’s okay to take a break. You can take the training at your own pace. There are also confidential resources on and off campus: https://www.guilford.edu/title-ix-and-equal-opportunity/title-ix-resources.

Aug. 15 — Take Your Foreign Language Placement Exam

This placement exam is required for students who have 3-plus years of French, German, or Spanish or for those who have experience in one of these languages as a native speaker. If you place into the German/Spanish 201/French 203  level or higher, you will fulfill the language requirement — you will not need to take a language course. Please take a photo/screenshot of your results to share with your adviser.

Take the exam. 

Password (case sensitive): Quakers1

Aug. 15 — Register with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students with a documented disability will have the opportunity to meet individually with the Director of ARC to discuss academic and classroom accommodations and/or services offered by the College and register with the center. If you have a documented disability and had evaluations and/or an IEP or 504 in high school, please send your information to begin the initial steps with ARC. You may submit the disability documentation and fill out the ADA Disabilities Disclosure and Accommodation Request Form. Please provide the materials to the ARC for review as early as possible.

Aug. 18 — Check-in

Check-in is Sunday, Aug. 18, and Week of Welcome for new students begins the same day. This is also move-in day for our residential students. When you arrive on campus, head to Founders Hall between 8:30 and 12 p.m. (Those in the Continuing Education Program should report to Founders between 11 and 12 p.m.)

Aug. 31 — Provide Proof of Health Insurance

All students are required to provide proof of insurance. You have the option to waive school insurance online through UnitedHealthcare. Visit https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com, and find Guilford College in the dropdown menu.


Congratulations — your checklist is now complete!  We'll see you on Sunday, Aug. 18, 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:

  • Email, BannerWeb, re-setting passwords: Information Technology and Services, its@guilford.edu, 336.316.2020
  • Financial aid, FAFSA: Office of Financial Aid, financialaid@guilford.edu, 336.316.2354
  • Housing registration, on- and off-campus: Office of Residential Education and Housing, resed@guilford.edu, 336.316.2105
  • Health forms: Office of Student Health Services, Susan Smith, ssmith@guilford.edu, 336.316.2163
  • Billing and fees: Office of Registrar and Student Accounts, studentaccounts@guilford.edu, 336.316.2121