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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 2020!


Next Steps for Admitted First-Year Students — Fall 2020

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

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

Be on the lookout for an email containing your new Guilford email address, G#, and login information, with the subject line, Guilford Login Information. At that time, log in to your Guilford email account and then log in to Banner to change your password.

Attend GO (Guilford Orientation)

Registration for this fully VIRTUAL event is now open to deposited students.

At GO 2020, deposited students will meet with their Guilford Guide to review their fall schedule, learn more about campus services, and participate in fun virtual, evening events! Orientation Peer Leaders will also be available to answer our questions about life at Guilford.

Register to attend one of the following GO sessions:

Learn More About the Guilford Guides

Throughout your time at Guilford, your Guilford Guide (academic adviser) will work side by side with you in designing paths for illuminating discovery as you explore your interests, identify life goals, and plan for your post-college success. Learn more about integrated academic and career advising at Guilford by visiting the Guided Discovery page.

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.

April 13 — Deposited Students: Log in to Canvas and Complete Class Preference Form

The Guilford Guides have created a Canvas page that contains information for deposited students only.

Use your Guilford network log-in credentials to access Canvas. Type in your network username (ex. smithe2) and password and then press the login button. Do not include @guilford.edu in the username. If you are having difficulty accessing Canvas and/or using your credentials, please email the Guilford College IT&S Helpdesk at webhelpdesk@guilford.edu

Access the BILL 000 001 Pre-Orientation — Fall 2020 course. Complete the class preference form. Your Guide will pre-register you for courses your first semester, and we want to take your preferences into consideration. Please keep in mind that the sooner we have your preference form, the bigger the selection of classes and times for us to choose from. 

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.

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 and Entrance Counseling at student aid.gov. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or financialaid@guilford.edu.

June 30 — Apply for Housing

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit and received your Guilford PIN and email address information, you may log in to MyHousing Self-Service with your Guilford Network Login to complete the Online Housing Application.

Room, roommate, and meal-plan assignments will be emailed to you once they're complete; students who complete the housing application by June 30 will have their assignments by July 20.

Please see the recommended 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 may find the off-campus policies and application forms online.

July 1 — Submit Your Final Transcript

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

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

Payment plans will be available for five monthly installments on Touchnet from July 1-15.

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 buy 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. 14 — Register with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Students with a documented disability have the opportunity to meet individually with Accessibility Resource Center staff to discuss academic, housing, and classroom accommodations as well as supportive services.

Please provide your information by filling out this online Registration Agreement and submitting any documentation as early as possible. Documentation guidelines and additional information can be found on the ARC website. ARC staff will reach out to new students prior to the start of the semester to set up appointments.

Aug. 16 — Check-in

Check-in is Sunday, Aug. 16, 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 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Those in the Continuing Education Program should report to Founders between 11 and 12 p.m.)

Aug. 19 — First Day of Class

The fall three-week session begins on Wednesday, Aug. 19. For more information and a full academic calendar, please visit the Registrar and Student Accounts page

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. The health insurance waiver period is from mid-June to Aug. 31. Starting in mid-June, please 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. 16, 2020, 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: