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

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 the Office of Public Safety 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 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

June 30 — Apply for Housing

The online housing application will soon be available in Banner. 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 30 — Submit Your English Composition Writing Placement Assignment

Once the prompt is posted, you will need to submit the required Writing Placement Assignment, which faculty review to determine your English class placement. The prompt and assignment instructions will be made available in the spring.

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.

Aug. 7 — Register with the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

If you have a documented disability or had an IEP in high school and would like to send your information to ARC, fill out the accommodation request form available through ARC.

Aug. 15 — Make Your First Tuition Payment

Make sure to pay your first tuition bill. 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. (Learn more about TouchNet.) Payments, full semester or your payment plan set-up, will be due in August.

Aug. 20 — Prepare for Orientation

Move-in is on Sunday, Aug. 19, and new student orientation begins Monday, Aug. 20. The student orientation schedule and transfer student orientation schedule will be available soon. 

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. Details coming soon of fall 2018 costs and waiver period.

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.