New Student Orientation

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

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation

Freshman and Transfer students entering Fall 2022

Freshman and Transfer Summer Orientation is designed for incoming students and their families to connect with others, be introduced to campus resources, and to complete any last steps toward enrollment. You will leave with a greater understanding of all aspects of life at Georgia College and ready to begin your GC journey!

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, staff, current GC students, and other incoming students. In addition to these connections, you will hear from individuals who represent a wide array of life on campus—such as Academic Advising, University Housing, Public Safety, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and everything in between. While on campus, you will also take care of important next steps like picking up your Bobcat Card, parking pass, and visiting the campus bookstore.

 

Freshman
Summer Orientation
Transfer
Summer Orientation

June 10, 17, 24
July 15, 22, 29

Register for Freshman Orientation

June 23
July 28

Register for Transfer Orientation

 

Registration fee is $80 per student and $25 per guest.
*Cost of attendance includes all orientation programming.

 

Freshman Summer Orientation Agenda


Parent Schedule

Parent Welcome Program

8:45 – 9 a.m. 

9 – 9:30 a.m. 

 

 

 

9:30 a.m. 

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. 


10:15 a.m. 

10:20 – 11 a.m. 

 

 

 


11 – 11:10 a.m.


 

11:10 a.m. 

University Welcome 

• Message from the Registrar 

• Meet the Orientation Leaders 

• Public Safety 

• Parent and Family Programs 

Break

Transformative Experiences 
Presentation and Panel

Break 

• Bobcats Beyond the Classroom 

• Student Success 

• Health Services 

• Counseling Services 


• Overview of the Day 

• Dismissal 
 

Meet at the Tent 

 

Student Schedule

Student Welcome Program

8:45 – 8:55 a.m. 

9 – 9:30 a.m. 

 

 

 


9:40 – 10:05 a.m. 

 

 


 

10:05 – 10:15 a.m. 

 




10:15 – 11:05 a.m.
 

11:10 a.m. 

University Welcome 

• Student Success 

• GC Reads and First Year Experience 

• Student Life

• Bobcats Beyond the Classroom 


• Student Resources 

• Health Services

• Counseling Services 

• Public Safety 


• Last Steps 

• Overview of the Day

• Meet the Orientation Leaders 


Orientation Leader Group Breakouts 
 

Meet at the Tent 

 

Parents and Students 

11:15 a.m.

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

12 - 2 p.m.

College/Department Meetings

Lunch at The MAX 

Bobcat Marketplace

 

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

Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Register Today 

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. 

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

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