New Student Orientation

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

Orientation leaders stand outside Atkinson Hall
Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation

Freshman and Transfer students entering Fall 2024

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 GCSU 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.

Summer Orientation
Summer Orientation

June 4, 6, 11, 13 and July 23, 25

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July 24

Note: You must log in to your application portal to register for Orientation. If you do not remember your login credentials, you can reset your password or contact the Office of Admissions.

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

View the agenda from 2023 to get an idea of what's to come!

Freshman Orientation Agenda:
Check-in: 8 - 8:30 a.m., Front Campus
Welcome Session: 8:45 - 11 a.m.

  • Parents’ Welcome: Russell Auditorium
  • Students’ Welcome: A&S Auditorium

College and Department Meetings: 11:30 a.m., various end times
Lunch: Magnolia Ballroom, Student Activities Center, Noon - 2 p.m.
Bobcat Marketplace: Maxwell Student Union, First Floor, Noon - 2 p.m.

  • Opportunity to meet student organizations and university departments

Fraternity and Sorority Life Info Session: A&S Auditorium

  • We will have two back-to-back info sessions with Q&A
    • Session 1: 1-1:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: 1:30-2 p.m.

Open Houses: Noon - Various end times, most running until late afternoon

  • Academic Advising
  • Bobcat Card Office
  • Financial Aid
  • Honors College
  • Public Safety
  • And so many others!
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.  

Spring Orientation

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. 

Spring 2024 Orientation will take place on January 5.

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