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 Place in the Class of 2023

Submit your non-refundable $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 Spring Into Guilford on April 14-15

You're invited to register for Spring Into Guilford, an annual tradition for admitted students! This two-day event on April 14-15, 2019, includes:

  • An overnight stay with a current student host
  • Evening activities showcasing popular student organizations
  • Class experiences with current faculty
  • And activities for parents and family members

It's a great opportunity to learn more about life as a Guilfordian. We're excited to celebrate with you!

Register today.

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 Guilford Banner PIN email containing your new Guilford email address, G# and PIN. 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 and 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)

Take Your Foreign Language Placement Exam

This placement exam is required for students who have 3-plus years of Spanish, French or German or for those who have experience in one of these languages as a native speaker. If you place into the 102 level or higher, you will fulfill the language requirement — you will not need to take a language course.

Take the exam. 

Password (case-sensitive): Quakers1

Apply for Housing

The online housing application is now available in Banner, and you will be contacted by email after your deposit is submitted. Room and roommate assignments will be complete by July 31 and posted in MyHousing on Banner. You will receive information by email about contacting your roommate, room information, packing list and check-in date/time. If you submit your enrollment deposit after June 30, your housing requests are due within five business days of receiving your housing information. Please see our recommended Packing List for suggestions about what you should bring with you.

June 30 — 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. The Touchnet Billing and Payment portal opens in early summer, and at that time you will be able to see your bill.

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 you've completed the required writing assignment, which determines your placement.)

Aug. 5 — Submit the Required English Composition Writing Placement Assignment

Review and complete the required fall 2019 writing assignment by DATE TBD. Faculty review your submission to determine your English class placement. Do not buy any textbooks for English classes until you have heard from the writing faculty.

Aug. 15 — AlcoholEdu and Haven Courses

Guilford College is committed to preventing sex and gender discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct) and educating about alcohol and drug use. All first-year students will be 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 Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Should you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact Kristie Wyatt, Wellness Coordinator, at 336.316.2879, or Associate Dean of Students Steve Mencarini at 336.316.2465.

  • You will need one EVERFI Higher Education account to access the courses from your Dashboard.*
  • Go to: and click Register.
  • Under “Student/Learner” enter the Registration Code: e778bbba and click “Next” to create your EVERFI account.
  • Complete Part 1 of AlcohoEdu by Aug. 15, 2018.
  • Complete Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates by Aug. 15, 2018.
  • 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.

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

Students with a documented 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. 19 — Move-in and Orientation

Move-in is on Sunday, Aug. 19, and new student orientation begins that day. When you arrive on campus, head to Founders Hall between 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Aug. 24 — Register Your Bike and/or Vehicle

Register your bike or vehicle by logging into Banner. Click on Parking under Personal Information, and follow the steps. Print the confirmation page and bring it when you move in or arrive on campus. Students who are not bringing a car to campus should complete the parking waiver to have the parking fee waived. Pick up this form at the Office of Public Safety.

Aug. 31 — Provide Proof of Health Insurance

All students are required to provide proof of insurance. You have the option to waive school insurance through UnitedHealthcare.

Enroll or waive school insurance

Congratulations — your checklist is now complete and you’re all set for move-in on Sunday, Aug. 19. We’ll see you then! 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: ITS,, 336.316.2020
  • Financial aid, FAFSA: Office of Financial Aid,, 336.316.2354
  • Housing registration, on- and off-campus: Office of Residential Education and Housing,, 336.316.2370
  • Health forms: Office of Student Health Services, Susan Smith,, 336.316.2163
  • Billing and fees: Office of Registrar and Student Accounts,, 336.316.2121