The mission of the Office of New Student Programs is to create a seamless transition for all incoming new students through intentionally and thoughtfully created social and academic opportunities, to ensure students are set up for a successful Goucher experience. 

This begins with Fall Orientation! 

The best way to get to know your new campus community is to jump in and start exploring it yourself. 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! Mark your calendar for Fall Orientation beginning with Move-In on August 17, 2024!

Orientation is designed to introduce all aspects of one’s first semester at Goucher College. This includes the classes (and their locations), the people, and the places you will live, study, eat, and play!

All first-year, transfer, and international students are required to attend orientation. Students have 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. 

Fall Orientation for first year students begins on August 17, 2024.

Fall Orientation for transfer students begins on August 18, 2024.  

View Goucher’s New Student Passport for more information including campus resources, the undergraduate academic calendar, and a list of Goucher lingo. 

For more details about orientation, please email firstyear@goucher.edu.

Welcome to Goucher College!