Check-In for Fall Orientation

We are happy to welcome you to the 2024-2025 school year!

Please be sure to review the information below about checking in for Fall Orientation.


For all new residential students, checking in at Move-In is the first step to moving to campus. This process begins in the First Year Village. Here, students pick up their fall orientation materials, resolve any holds on their records, pick up their OneCard student ID, obtain their keys to their residence hall, and swipe their OneCard to officially check-in to Goucher!

New first-year, gap-year, and transferring residential students (who are not arriving early for a specific program) should plan to arrive at the for move-in on Saturday, August 17. Arrival times are determined by residence hall assignment. Each residential student will receive an email from the Office of Residential Life, sent to their Goucher email address, indicating their housing assignment. Once they receive the email, the student should select their move-in time. It's imperative that students (and their families/friends) arrive only during the time assigned. If a student arrives before their scheduled time, they will be asked to wait.

If a student plans to shop at nearby stores and needs to unload right outside of their residence hall for a second time, please plan to arrive after 12:45 p.m. If, after shopping off campus, students and their families/friends can carry items from the Dorsey parking lot to their residence halls, they return to campus at any time.

Commuter Students should plan to arrive at after 1 pm on August 17 to the Lobby of Mary Fisher Hall, outside the Student Market. Those commuting to campus will also pick up fall orientation materials, resolve any holds on accounts/records, pick up their One Card, and swipe to officially check into Goucher!

Early Arrival Move-In

Students who arrive early on campus (as required by their specific programs etc.) are assigned separate move-in times. Each early arriving program will have specific details for their participants, and a student must have permission to move to campus earlier than August 17. For early arrival Move-In, more details are communicated with the students by each program's director.

LAUNCH Program arrival date is August 5.

Exchange & International Student arrival date is August 14.

Fall Student-Athlete arrival date is August 15.

Fall Orientation

All new students are required to attend fall orientation. For new first-year students, transfer students, gap year students, and exchange students, Fall Orientation begins with meeting your Goucher Guide at 2 pm for our class photo!  

Classes begin at Goucher College on Thursday, August 22.

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