Home. It's a small word with a BIG meaning, and we want to make your student feel at home as soon as he or she steps foot on campus as an official Goucher Gopher. Even though we offer plenty of activities and programs to keep your student occupied, we also have some tips on what to see and do (and eat and play and buy) off campus, too.

Getting here

If you're hitting the road to Goucher, set your GPS for 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.

If you or your student is traveling by plane, train, or mass transit of another name, there are various transportation services to and from campus, including bus, light rail, and cabs. Regardless of how you get here, when you arrive on campus on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, our smiling First Year Mentors will guide you through every step of move-in day.

And for everyday travel, students can use the free Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle, which stops at Penn Station and at multiple local schools. More information on routes and times can be found here.

Settling in

You think you're prepared. You can't fit one more thing in the SUV. And then you get your student to campus and realize no one packed toothpaste or sheets. No fear: Goucher is near a Target, a Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and a ton of restaurants, if your student is starving after all that unpacking. Just ask the nearest staff, faculty, or seasoned student (or Google) for directions to these places and many other nearby resources to get your student settled into his or her new home at Goucher.

Exploring the area

Your student is new to Goucher, obviously. So is our president, José Bowen. To greet him and his wife, Kimberly, Goucher community members have been crowdsourcing a page that highlights some of our personal favorite attractions, restaurants, parks, and quirky things that make Towson and Baltimore great places to live and visit. Our unofficial recommendations are here, searchable by category, where you can get even more ideas of places to check out. If you're familiar with the area, feel free to submit your own ideas here.

President Bowen has already been exploring all that Towson and Baltimore have to offer and has captured some of the highlights in his latest video:

More questions?

Your student has already been communicating with a small group of peers led by one of our First Year Mentors. However, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at orientationcommittee@goucher.edu