New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University.

Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation

Incoming students will be given access to the online orientation platform and will have until January 15th to complete it. 

Register for Virtual Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation is a structured program that offers new students and transfer students the opportunity to establish a link with faculty in their intended major, become familiar with the campus and the array of academic and campus life programs available and "take care of business" to prepare for move-in. 

We are constantly watching the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In our continued efforts to keep our families safe, Georgia College will hold our Spring Orientation Session virtually. 

Contact us for any questions:
478-445-0948
newstudentprograms@gcsu.edu

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation

Freshman and Transfer students entering Fall 2021

Freshman and Transfer Summer Orientation is a structured program that offers new students and transfer students the opportunity to establish a link with faculty in their intended major, become familiar with the campus and the array of academic and campus life programs available and "take care of business" to prepare for move-in.

We are constantly watching the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In our continued efforts to keep our families safe, Georgia College will hold our Summer Orientation Sessions virtually. Specific details regarding our on-line summer orientation will be shared with our incoming students in the weeks ahead. 

All incoming students will be given access to the online orientation platform in early May and will have until July 1 to complete it. Once students complete the virtual component of orientation, there will be an opportunity to register for an optional in-person component where students can visit campus to take care of business, such as getting your Bobcat Card and Parking Permit, visiting the campus book store, and meeting with your Financial Aid or Academic Advisor. Students will also have an opportunity for a brief campus tour and Q&A with an orientation leader.  

Registration for the in-person sessions will be open only to students who have completed the virtual component. 

The dates we will be hosting in-person sessions are: 
June 22, 24, 29, 30
July 1, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28
August 3

Transfer student sessions will be specifically hosted on July 14 and August 5. However, if either of those dates do not work, you can attend one of the above dates. 

Registration fee is $25 per student.
*Cost of attendance includes all orientation programming.

Orientation REgistration has closed. We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!

If you have already registered, but need to pay your $25 orientation fee, you can use our Update Registration form.

 

Late Fall Orientation

Late Fall Orientation

Late Fall Orientation is a shortened version of the summer orientation sessions. Like the summer sessions, students will have an opportunity to hear from faculty and staff, participate in a Q&A session with Orientation Leaders, and get their bobcat card. More information will be sent out to the email address listed on the registration form prior to the event.  

For additional information, please view the following:
2019 Orientation Handbook (PDF version)
2019 Parent Guide (hard copies provided at orientation)
2019 Student Guide (hard copies provided at orientation)
2019 Freshman Summer Reading Assignment
Parking Permit Instructions
Parking Map

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