Weekend of Welcome 2020

 

 

 

In years past, Weekend of Welcome has always been an immersive experience that showcases the unique and multifaceted culture of Georgia College. It has always been a time to get acquainted with the Georgia College campus community, to make new connections, to get involved, and to explore the different parts of campus. This year, Weekend of Welcome will be delivered in a hyrbid format with much of the necessary content available virtually through Georgia View. However, during the Move-in days of August 8 - 10, 2020, there will be a nightly event that students can attend to begin to make those connections with other students. These events will be delivered in a safe manner; outdoors, and with social distancing measure in place. For a complete breakdown of the Weekend of Welcome schedule, please see below.

** Please download your event pass from the Corq app so your attendance can be tracked. **

***Don't forget to bring your face mask***
 

GC Passport to Success

First year students now have access to their GC Passport to Success, your virtual onboarding experience at Georgia College. The Passport consists of 7 modules that are designed to help you be a successful student at Georgia College. The first two modules will be completed during a specific times on Monday, August 10 and/or Tuesday, August 11. The remaining modules can be completely at your own pace beginning Friday, August 7. All modules in the Passport must be completed by 11:59pm on Monday, August 31, 2020. 

Please contact Erin Weston, Director of the First-Year Experience at 478-445-0145 or erin.weston@gcsu.edu should you have any questions/concerns

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  MOVE-IN DAY - Assigned Residence Hall or Apartment

You will begin your residential Georgia College experience by moving into your assigned hall or apartment.  Move-in details are available online by visiting University Housing.

 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tie-Dye Your Own Face Mask: Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board - Residence Halls Reflection Pool

Join the Campus Activities Board (CAB) at their first event of the year. You will have the opportunity to create your own personalized face mask, while meeting fellow first year students. Students will be given a specific time to attend this event based on which residence hall you live in. Make sure you check GC Connect or the Corq app to know your time.


 

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  MOVE-IN DAY - Assigned Residence Hall or Apartment

You will begin your residential Georgia College experience by moving into your assigned hall or apartment.  Move-in details are available online by visiting University Housing.

 

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night Featuring Kona Ice - Central Campus Residence Halls Lawn or West Campus Intramural Fields

                                      

On Sunday night, we will be showing two different movies at two different locations. You can pick the location that is most convenient to you. Or pick the location showing the movie you want to see. Either way, there will be an option best suited for you. Don't worry about the heat. We'll have plenty of water and the Kona Ice truck will be traveling between both locations to cool you down. Make sure you check GC Connect or the Corq app for more information.


8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  MOVE-IN DAY - Assigned Residence Hall or Apartment

You will begin your residential Georgia College experience by moving into your assigned hall or apartment.  Move-in details are available online by visiting University Housing.

 

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. GCReads Micro-Seminar Sessions -  Arts & Sciences Building, Atkinson Hall, Chappell Hall, Health Sciences Building, Kilpatrick Hall, or online (location assignments and WebEx online meeting links were sent via email after students registered for their Micro-Seminar)

To ensure a good start to your academic experience, you get to participate in one of our Micro-Seminars! These seminars offer an informal introduction to college-level discussions and an opportunity to explore an essay of your choice with other first-year students and a GC faculty member. GCReads is required for all first-year students as part of your first-year seminar GC Passport assignment.

 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Georgia College Scavenger Hunt - Throughout Campus and the Community

Want to discover your campus and Millegeville community a little bit? If so, sign up to participate in the Weekend of Welcome Scavenger Hunt. Spots will be limited to the first 100 teams. You must sign up with your roommate in order to participate. Make sure you check GC Connect or the Corq app for more information and to sign up.

 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bobcat Marketplace - Grassy areas throughout Central Campus Residence Halls

You have heard all summer about the many student organizations that we have on campus. Now is your chance to meet them. We want to help you get involved and Get Connected! Come out and meet student organization leaders and learn about ways to get involved. Now that you are on campus, remember the Campus Life Challenge: Get involved in at least one organization or team in the first two weeks. Students will be given a specific time to attend this event based on which residence hall you live in. Make sure you check GC Connect or the Corq app to know your time.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Robert E. "Buzz" Lee First-Year Convocation Series - Virtual

Convocation is your official introduction into the Georgia College family, and in many ways, marks the beginning of your collegiate journey. This year’s virtual ceremony will feature a welcome from President Steve M. Dorman, Provost Costas Spirou, Vice President Shawn Brooks, SGA President Nathan Graham, College Deans and faculty. When the ceremony concludes, you will join virtual breakout sessions with faculty and fellow students who have similar interests in major.

Virtual Ceremonies will take place at the following times. You will receive an invitation to the ceremonies via email prior to August 11th.

8:00 a.m. - College of Education

9:00 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences

10:00 a.m. – College of Health Sciences

10:00 a.m. – Undeclared majors

11:00 a.m. - College of Business

When you arrive on campus, you will receive your class pin which serves as a tangible symbol of your membership in the Georgia College Class of 2024. During the ceremony you will put on the pin, officially joining a long list of Georgia College community members that stretches back more than 120 years. The pinning ceremony demonstrates your bond to your classmates and commitment to our shared principles of “Reason, Respect, and Responsibility.”

 

2:00 p.m. -3:30pm GCReads Micro-Seminar Sessions - Arts & Sciences Building, Atkinson Hall, Chappell Hall, Health Sciences Building, Kilpatrick Hall, or online (location assignments and WebEx online meeting links were sent via email after students registered for their Micro-Seminar)

To ensure a good start to your academic experience, you get to participate in one of our Micro-Seminars! These seminars offer an informal introduction to college-level discussions and an opportunity to explore an essay of your choice with other first-year students and a GC faculty member. GCReads is required for all first-year students as part of your first-year seminar GC Passport assignment.