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Parents and Families

Learn More About Your Student's Guilford Experience

Guilford students come from all walks of life and every type of family, and with each entering class the Guilford community grows richer and more diverse. We count the family — parents, grandparents, caregivers — of our students among our living community and invite you to stay engaged with your student's education by exploring all that Guilford offers.

For Parents of Prospective Students

Looking for information about how to apply? Want to know about housing and dining options for your future Guilfordian? Find all the facts specific to first-year student newcomers to the College. Stay informed by signing up to receive updates, notes and news put together especially for Guilford parents.

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Professor Anne Glenn supports Exel Estrada '21 in the lab.
Read Up On Our Programs

Guilford provides students with the choice of more than 40+ majors and 50+ minors. Learn about degrees, program-related news and events, and our successful alumni.

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Check Your Child's Progress

Learn more about the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and how you can gain permission to discuss grades with a Guilford dean or other faculty or administrator.

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The Guilford Edge

Guilford is reimagining education — your student will benefit from uncommon engagement in real-world learning every semester. They are going to gain experience that sets them apart — that's the Guilford Edge.

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Honors Program

For students seeking an enhanced academic experience, we've created a supportive series of seminars and milestones that includes active involvement in research projects, national conferences and distinctive leadership training programs. 

Career Planning

It's never too early to start preparing for a successful future.

At Guilford, rigorous academics and career planning work hand in hand to prepare students to make an impact on Day One after graduation. The advisers in Career, Academic, and Personal Exploration (CAPE) will regularly meet with your child to explore possible majors, internships, graduate school and career options, résumé writing, and so much more.

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Scholarships and Grants

Did you know that 100% of Guilford undergrads younger than 23 receive financial assistance? We can also proudly say that 100% of students showing financial need receive some type of need-based aid.

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How to Apply for Aid

Let us guide you step-by-step through the financial aid process to ensure that your student receives the funding they require to complete their education.

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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition costs will never increase during your time at Guilford. Connect with one of our financial aid counselors for further assistance about tuition, housing, dining costs and other fees.

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Looking for that perfect gift for your Guilfordian? Check out everything available in the Guilford College Bookstore.

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Student Health Services

Basic health care and medical services, including confidential mental health and counseling, are provided to traditional students by Eagle Physicians at no charge.

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Public Safety

The Guilford College Office of Public Safety preserves peace, reduces crime and maintains a safe environment. Report emergencies at 336.316.2909.

Renovations to Founders Dining Hall were completed in Fall 2019. The new facility is in the same location, but is a total renovation.
Living and Eating

Getting a good night’s rest and eating well are essential parts of our supportive and healthy learning environment. Learn more about our living and dining options.

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Support Guilford by Giving

We rely on Guilford parents for their generous contributions made in annual gifts, such as those donated through the Parents Fund. Please consider investing in our ongoing efforts to provide a learning community that changes lives and affects positive change in the world.

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PAVE — Parent and Alumni Volunteers for Enrollment

Guilford loves for parents to get involved! You can make a difference by joining our volunteer program. Volunteers are needed to talk to prospective and incoming students, participate in panels, and speak at events. We hope you’ll join us!

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Give Career Assistance

Help give Guilford students a leg up in their internship and job searches. Parents can volunteer their time or even post an available career opportunity for current students and alumni.

Mailing Your Student

To send your student physical mail, use the following format. (You'll need to ask your student for their box number.)

Student Name
Box #
Founders Hall
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

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Quaker Card

Add money to your student's account.

Quaker Cards can be used across campus, from the bookstore to the Dining Hall.

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