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 2022

Submit your non-refundable $250 deposit.

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 Summer Segue

This event for deposited students focuses on academic preparation, housing registration, and fall-semester pre-registration. You will also take the photo for your college I.D (which we call a Quaker Card) and meet with staff and faculty from various campus-service and academic departments. There are two remaining dates to choose from: Monday, June 11, and Monday, July 9.

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 for the Guilford College Urgent Notification System

To receive text messages in the event of an emergency, complete this form to register the phone you keep with you at all times. We also recommend you add these Office of Public Safety numbers to your contacts: 336.316.2911 (emergencies) and 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 in mid-summer 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 2018 writing assignment by Aug. 5, 2018. 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 the education of our entire community about alcohol and drug use. All incoming students are required to complete two short online education classes prior to beginning their first semester. You will receive an email on Monday, July 16 with instructions on completing the AlcoholEdu and Haven online modules. These modules should be completed by Wednesday, August 15.  We strongly recommend that you get this done before your arrival on campus so that you do not miss any important new student orientation activities. Should you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact our Wellness Coordinator Kristie Wyatt at 336-316-2879.

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 Monday, Aug. 20.

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 will have the option to waive school insurance once your first bill becomes available in June.

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.