Everyone has questions as they begin a new adventure, like coming to college. Here are some answers to the biggest questions that we’ve gotten.

New Student Orientation

As a new Georgetown College student, you should plan to attend the New Student Orientation weekend. All events and programs during orientation are mandatory for all new incoming students.

New Student Orientation is designed to help you get to get to know your fellow incoming students and upperclassmen, establish new relationships with faculty and staff, and become familiar with campus resources that will help to make you successful as a Georgetown College student. Overall, orientation gets you excited for your new adventure as a Georgetown College Tiger!

Absolutely! Family and other guests are very welcome to come for Move-In Day (the Thursday before classes start)– this is also the first day of orientation. After the Welcome Picnic on the first day, families and guests will depart.

Students who are living on campus will check-in at their Residence Hall. Commuter students will need to check-in at the Student Life Office (located on the 3rd floor of Cralle Student Center).

You will find Orientation to be a jam-packed weekend full of great activities to get you acclimated to campus. You can find a sample schedule of events on the Orientation webpage.

Yes! The majority of Sunday is open for you to take time and get settled. You will also have some breaks throughout the rest of the weekend and each night when you will have an opportunity to relax.

Yes! You will have the opportunity to have an advising session with your academic advisor during the first day of Orientation. In addition, each orientation group will have a faculty leader. This faculty leader serves as the advisor for the students in their group.

Your Orientation group number will be listed on your name tag. During the General Session on your first day of Orientation, you will meet your Orientation Leaders and the other new students in your group. You will stay in these groups for the duration of Orientation.


Move-In Day begins at 9:00am on the Thursday before the first day of class.

When you check-in on Move-In Day, Residence Life and Orientation staff will be in each building to welcome you and help you move into your residence hall. The Residence Life staff members will provide you with your keys, as long as you are financially cleared. You will need to contact the Business Office and the Financial Planning office to ensure you are financially clear before Move-In Day.

You can complete your Housing Application beginning in late January through your Admission Portal.  The Housing Application will become available after you submit your enrollment deposit.

Your housing assignment letter will be sent to you once Residence Life has paired you with a roommate and made the residence hall assignment.

You will want to bring anything that you will need to live comfortably.  We want you to feel at home here! Please be sure to visit the Residence Life webpage to get an extensive list of suggestions of What to Bring With You.


Yes, all students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. There are also Residence Life Policies that you will need to know. Both the Student Code of Conduct and Residence Life Policies can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

If you have any questions about your acceptance, please contact Admissions at 502-863-8009.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Student Life Department 
Georgetown College
3rd Floor, Cralle Student Center

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