Check-In for Fall Orientation

We are happy to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year! Please be sure to review the information below about checking in for Fall Orientation.

Check-in is the first step, located in front of the Dorsey Center. Students will pick up an Orientation booklet, resolve any medical or billing holds, pick up their OneCard, complete a vehicle dashboard card that will aid in moving into their residence, and swipe their OneCard to officially check-in. 

New students, both first-years and transfers, should plan to arrive at the Dorsey Center Courtyard for check-in on Saturday, August 21. Arrival times are delineated by residence hall assignment and sign-up time. When you receive an email from the Office of Residential Life indicating your housing assignment, you will be able to select your move-in time.

Students participating in any early arrival programs, like Athletics or Dance, will have separate move-in times.  Please refer to communication from those programs for specific times.

In order to facilitate a safe move-in process, we ask that you ONLY arrive during your assigned time frame. If you arrive before your scheduled time, you will be asked to wait. We work to make the move-in process as safe and efficient as possible, so we ask that you follow all guidelines.  Please remember that masks are required on campus.

If you plan to shop at nearby stores and will need to unload right outside your residence hall for a second time, please plan to arrive after 12:45 p.m. to avoid a wait and to allow those in the 11:00 a.m. time block to unload. If, after shopping off campus, you're able to carry your items from the Dorsey parking lot, you may return to campus at any time.

Your Check-In To-Do List:

  • Complete the Emergency Notification and Vehicle Registration form. Completing this form will allow you to bypass that step at check-in and move you through the line quicker. 
  • Send in your selfie to selfie@goucher.edu; in the subject line please include your student ID number starting with the two zeros (00#######). Sending in a qualified selfie will ensure that your OneCard is ready for pick up and will allow you to bypass the process of obtaining one.

Fall Orientation for students will run from the evening of Saturday, August 21 through Tuesday, August 24. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 26.

For questions or additional information, feel free to email firstyear@goucher.edu.