Who should attend Orientation?
You, the student, should plan to be here for the duration of the Orientation program. All events and programs during Orientation are mandatory for all new incoming students.
What is the purpose of Orientation?
The purpose of Orientation is to help you became acquainted with Georgetown College, establish relationships with faculty, staff, and other students, and to prepare you to be a successful student at GC.
Can I bring parents, siblings, or other guests?
Absolutely! Family and other guests are welcome to come for Move-In Day, which is also the first day of Orientation. After the Welcome Picnic on the first day, families and guests will depart.
When do I move into my residence hall?
Move-In Day begins at 9:00am on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
How will I get the key for my residence hall room?
When you check-in on Move-In Day, Residence Life staff will be in each building to welcome new students and help them move into their residence hall. The Residence Life staff will provide you with your key 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.
How will I know my Housing Assignment?
Beginning in February, the Student Life Office will send a letter regarding your housing assignment once you have submitted your enrollment deposits. This letter provides students a username and password to use to log in to the GC New Student Homepage where an online housing form can be found. If you have not submitted the online Housing Form to Student Life, please do so as soon as possible. Housing preferences and roommate assignments are more easily accommodated the earlier you housing form is received. If you have received your letter but misplaces it, or you would like to obtain a paper form, please contact the Student Life office at 502-883-8004 or your admissions counselor.
What things should I bring with me for move-in?
You will want to bring anything that you will need to live comfortably. Please be sure to visit the Residence Life page about What to Bring.
Are there rules of the College or the residence halls that I should know before arriving on campus?
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.
Where do I check-in for Orientation?
Students who are living on campus will check-in at their Residence Hall. Commuter students should check-in in the Student Life office on the 3rd floor of the Cralle Student Center.
What is the schedule for Orientation?
The schedule of Orientation events can be found here.
There seem to be a lot of events planned. Will I have time to unpack and adjust?
Yes, the majority of Sunday is open for you to take time and get settled. There will also be some time each night when you will have an opportunity to relax.
Will I get to meet my academic adviser during Orientation?
Yes, you will have the opportunity to have an advising session with your academic adviser 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.
How will I know my Orientation group number?
Orientation small groups will be listed on your name tag. During the General Session on the 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.
I have not received a letter of acceptance. What should I do?
For fall semester entrance, letters of acceptance for students who completed the application process prior to March 15 are mailed by the third week of March. If you applied prior to March 15 and have not received your acceptance letter by April 1, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-788-9985. All students completing applications after March 15 will receive their admission notification in three to four weeks after all items have been received.If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the Admissions Office.