Goucher Orientation

Saturday, August 19 to Wednesday, August 23

Goucher's orientation programs are here to help you start connecting to your new home, and provide you with the information you need as you start your college adventure!

Our Fall and January Orientations are designed to introduce you to all aspects of your first semester at Goucher. This includes the classes you will take; the people you will know; and the places you will live, study, eat, play, and hang out.

Orientation gives first-time, first-year, transfer, and international students the chance to interact and connect with faculty, staff, and students; obtain departmental information related to potential majors; take certain placement tests or audition; and learn about student life opportunities.  

The students on Goucher's First Year Mentor team will help to welcome you to the Goucher community and are excited to work with you this summer and fall!

Fall Orientation will be held from Saturday, August 19, through Wednesday, August 23. Move-in is on August 19, and more details will be provided over the summer about the logistics of move-in day.

Contact: Christine Krieger, associate director of student engagement: christine.krieger@goucher.edu 410-337-6124

First Year Fest

Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 19 is Goucher Hillel's Pre-Orientation.

First Year Fest is a pre-orientation program for incoming students offered by Hillel and coordinated by Hillel staff and Hillel student leaders. This pre-orientation involves get to know you activities, getting acquainted with Goucher's Campus, and allows students to move into their residence halls early.

Register here.

Contact: Rachel Plotkin, assistant director of Goucher Hillel: rplotkin@mail.goucher.edu 

First Year Fall Student-Athletes

Friday, August 17
For the following student-athletes only: cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball
Check-in on Friday, August 17 will begin at 10 a.m. and move-in follows.
Please review other important information and required documentation due July 15, 2017.

Maryland Scholars Summer Bridge Program Move-in Day and Orientation

Sunday, July 30 (move-in day) to Friday, August 18
Orientation program begins Monday, July 31, additional details to follow

The Maryland Scholars Program (formerly the Education Opportunity Program/EOP Scholars) is a four-year comprehensive education and financial assistance program for first-generation Maryland residents from under-served socio-economic backgrounds who exhibit intellectual promise, motivation, and scholarship.

Contact: Mary Tandia, Maryland Scholars Program manager: mary.tandia@goucher.edu

Phoenix Scholars Program Orientation

Sunday, August 12 to Friday, August 18

The Phoenix Scholars program is a comprehensive four-year program for first generation and/or low income students aimed to provide substantive and committed support while attending Goucher. Phoenix provides its scholars with the opportunity to participate in a residential pre-orientation program, that consists of a five day program in which scholars take three academic courses, participate in both academic workshops and social activities.    

Additional details to follow

Contact: Summer Torres, assistant director for LGBTQIA students, summer.torres@goucher.edu