Orientation introduces your student to all aspects of his or her first semester at Goucher-the classes, people, and places. It also gives families a chance to get to know us, and one another, a little better. Below is a schedule of our Family Orientation on Wednesday, August 26.

General information:  

9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Student Check-In, Dorsey Center Courtyard
Please note: Arrival times are delineated by house assignment, so please check the schedule below for your student's residence hall and house.  You are welcome to check in at any time after your scheduled time and before 3 p.m.  We do ask that you plan to arrive at or after your assigned time in order to minimize the length of your move-in process.  The check-in times are as follows:

9 a.m.  Stimson Hall/Probst House, Stimson Hall/Winslow House, Heubeck Hall/Jeffrey House, Froelicher Hall/Alcock House
10 a.m.  Stimson Hall/Wagner House, Froelicher Hall/Tuttle House, Welsh Hall (all floors), Sondheim House (all floors)
11 a.m.  Stimson Hall/Conner House, Stimson Hall/Lewis House
12 p.m.  All other houses
1 p.m.  All commuters  

9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Post office open, Pearlstone Student Center 

10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Bookstore open, Pearlstone Student Center  

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Departmental Resource Fair/Refreshments, Athenaeum

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Refreshments, Hillel, Stimson Hall 

12-3:30 p.m.  Library Tours, Meet in the Information Commons at the library's main entrance (tours will start periodically as groups form)                              

Recommended for all family members:

2-3:30 p.m.  Change Happens, Hyman Forum, Athenaeum
A student beginning college is a significant transition for any family, whether it's your first or fourth child to attend college.  Join us to learn about what you should expect in the coming months and how you can support your student in being academically, socially, and emotionally successful at Goucher.  Presenters include the Dr. José Bowen, President of Goucher College, along with representatives from Academic and Student Affairs.

4:30-5:30 p.m.  New Student Convocation, Kraushaar Auditorium, Dorsey College Center
Celebrate with students as they mark the beginning of their academic journey with an induction into the community of learners at Goucher College.  

5:30-6 p.m. Welcome Reception, Dorsey Center Courtyard
Students and family members are invited to mingle with staff and the Orientation Committee before families head home and students continue with the evening portion of Fall Orientation.  

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact the Office of Student Engagement at 410-337-6124 or the First Year Mentor team here.

Don't forget: Family Weekend is October 9-11, 2015!