Move-In Day: New Student Checklist

Welcome to Goucher College!

While checking in, enjoy some refreshments and visit the resource tables.

1. Goucher College Check-In (Dorsey Center Courtyard)

  1. Check in with the Office of New Student Programs at the top of the Dorsey Center stairs.
  2. Pick up your orientation booklet.
  3. Manage the holds on your account, if you have them. Representatives will be available for the following offices:
    1. Student Financial Services
    2. Health Center
    3. Counseling Center

2. Room Key Pickup (Dorsey Center Courtyard)

  1. Stop by the Office of Residential Life table to pick up your room key.

3. OneCard Pickup, Complete Registration (Rosenberg Gallery)

  1. Pick up your OneCard from Campus Safety.
  2. If you did not submit your photo in advance, you will be directed for next steps.
  3. Complete and finalize any online forms not completed in advance, including registering a vehicle for parking.

4. OneCard Swipe, Dashboard Card Pickup (Rosenberg Gallery)

  1. Swipe your OneCard to officially check in.
  2. Pick up your dashboard card and guest pass for the move-in process.

5. Residence Hall Move-In

  1. Follow the move-in map to find your designated tent. Volunteers will help you unload your car quickly.
  2. Remove your car from the Loop Road after unloading.

Additional Information

  • Refreshments, resources, and professional staff will be available in the First Year Village from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • The Mary Fisher Dining Hall will be open to families for lunch. Lunch will be $12.80 + tax. Cash or credit cards accepted.
  • The Campus Store will be open, and a pop-up store will be open in the First Year Village.
  • The Campus Post Office will be open from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • After moving in, if you decide to leave campus to grab a meal or shop, we encourage you to wait until after 12:45 p.m. to return to campus, as others will be moving in throughout the morning. There are several large retail stores near campus, including Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.

New Student Orientation begins at 4 p.m. Family members should depart campus by this time and all new students should report to Kraushaar Auditorium for a New Student Welcome.

Move-in maps

Please view to the New Student Move-In Map (PDF) and Returning Student Move-In Map (PDF) for important locations on campus.