New Student Orientation Schedule

Hello, new Gophers, and welcome to the Goucher family! We are so excited for you to join our community.

Our orientation schedule is designed to help you discover campus resources, engage in reflective discussions, and connect with other students at Goucher.  We hope that you will take advantage of these sessions and activities as you get ready for the first week of classes.  We are here to help, so if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Please note that the first three FYE 134 classes will be held at 1 p.m. EDT during each day of orientation and attendance is required.

We are so thrilled to finally meet you!

Fall 2020 New Student Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 20

7 p.m. Welcome to Goucher!

Join President Kent Devereaux and your Goucher Guides (FYMs) for the kickoff to Fall Orientation!  Following the large-group session, students will meet in small groups with their FYMs.  Check the list below for your FYM’s Zoom room.

Zoom link:
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94248835131

Social Events for Thursday, August 20

GoucherFit Barre Class: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/6856819409?pwd=Ni9HWngvUmtpM0d2bUNSVThJVUhBUT09

Password: Recreation

Pen Pal Room with Lena and Sam: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94589656235

Self-care with Jas, Wynn, and Jasmine:  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97618282068

Favorite SNL Skit Watch Party with Derek: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3384402629?

Kahoot Night with David, Kai, and Monica: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/4680067336

Skin Care Tips with Lalissie, Aida, and Monica: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/99226979695

Karaoke Night with Mikayla H., Makeyla, and Romeo: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9400769670 

Pictionary with Aidan: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/5636023643

Scattergories with Danielle: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97454246657

2000’s Music Trivia with Rachal: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92851372319

Netflix Viewing Party featuring Moonlight with Keren: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95002903642

1980’s Kraft Mac and Cheese Party with Jill: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/98177886570 

 

Friday, August 21

1 – 2 p.m. First FYE class: Community, Expectations, and Becoming a Learner
Your first FYE lesson will focus on how you can engage in the Goucher community and beyond.  We will define community and look at the way individuals interact with various levels of community.  We will also explore learning styles and set goals for the semester. You’ll receive your syllabus during this class. Check the list below for your FYM’s Zoom room. If you have trouble accessing your FYM's Zoom room, please go to https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94990586087 for assistance.

At the end of the class, you will be sent the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE).  Every entering first-year is asked to take this 15-minute survey, which is administered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This survey provides Goucher with information directly from our new students to help us improve our curriculum and student services. Please note that you will need your student ID number to complete this survey. Please reach out to Shama Akhtar at Institutional.Effectiveness@goucher.edu if you have any questions.

2 – 3 p.m. Student Support Services Open Hours
Learn about support services for those who have experienced grief, sexual assault, substance abuse, or other circumstances impacting emotional wellness. Meet with Alexandra Graves, associate director of student support and outreach; Monica Neel, director of the student counseling center; and Cynthia Terry, college chaplain.  Sessions will be repeated on the half hour.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92930782578?pwd=ejUyMm5jek9EelNXb3RCUVpzWHVDQT09

Passcode: 679233

3 – 4:30  p.m. Author talk and Q&A
Join author Valeria Luiselli as she discusses her book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions.  Following her talk, students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the book and her work.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/99193268646

5 – 6 p.m. LGBTQIA Affinity Space
Take some time to get to know fellow LGBTQIA students at Goucher.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92586684450

6 – 7 p.m. Students of Color Affinity Space
Interested in meeting other students of color on campus?  Come to this gathering to introduce yourself and hear about resources offered at Goucher.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/93917305997

7 – 8 p.m. Black Student Affinity Space
Join fellow Black students and learn about getting involved with the Black Student Union.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95035069924

8 p.m. Connect with other students! 
Join one of the following social spaces, hosted by Goucher Guides and various departments on campus.  Feel free to hop around to meet new people!

Social Events for Friday, August 21

GoucherFit HIIT Class, followed by Barre Class at 8:30 p.m.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/6856819409?pwd=Ni9HWngvUmtpM0d2bUNSVThJVUhBUT09

Password: Recreation

Vampire Trivia Night with Roxie and Ramona:  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92586684450

Mario Kart Tour with Keren: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95002903642

Writing to Your Future Self with James and Joe: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3954690055

Just Dance with David: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/4680067336

The Umbrella Academy Fan Club with Lalissie and Emily: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95967590132

Little Desk Concerts with Mikayla H., Shayla, James and Rachal  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9400769670 

Pictionary with Aidan: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/5636023643

Jackbox Game Night with Sam https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94589656235

The Zodiac & You: Unpacking Your Birth Chart with Lena, Wynn, and Monica: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97668669246 

 

Saturday, August 22

1 p.m. FYE Class: Consent and Bystander Intervention
This class will explore the definitions of consent and bystander intervention, as well as available campus resources for support and information. Additionally, we will provide an overview of Goucher’s Title IX policies and procedures.  Check the list below for your FYM’s Zoom room. If you have trouble accessing your FYM's Zoom room, please go to https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94990586087 for assistance.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Academic Advising
Meet the Pre-Major Academic Advising team!  Learn about the advising process, explore tools that will guide you toward a successful first semester, and understand your role as a student at Goucher. Your advisors will share strategies to help you get off to a strong start as a first-year college student. 

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94380862500

4 p.m. Virtual Tour of Goucher
Join the FYMs as they give you a tour of commonly-used spaces and resources on Goucher’s campus.  The tour will be hosted on Instagram, so please follow gouchernsp on Instagram!  Tours will be uploaded to YouTube after the live feed.

5 p.m. Virtual IT Open Hours

If you need any technology support, please join this session to learn how to download and install Microsoft Office, discuss Horizon MyApps, access your email, or get any other technology questions answered. This session will be offered each day of orientation, so you can attend the session that works best for you.

Zoom link:

https://goucher.zoom.us/j/98819293858?pwd=RWdnZnBvYjc4T0RKUnJnT3RVMmhwUT09

8 p.m. Comedy Night
Join us as we welcome comedian Chris Fleming!  Chris is a comedian best know for his YouTube series Gayle, in which he stars as the titular character of Gayle Waters-Waters.  In June 2019, Fleming was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2019.

https://goucher.zoom.us/j/91080401056

Sunday, August 23

1 p.m. FYE Class: Balance and Moderation
This class will discuss moderation and healthy living in all forms while adjusting to college, as well as the new freedoms and responsibilities you will experience. When learning with your peers, you will likely be exposed to things that you may not have encountered previously. This class will focus on building skills and awareness on how to enjoy your college experience while maintaining a healthy balance in various aspects of your life.  Check the list below for your FYM’s Zoom room. If you have trouble accessing your FYM's Zoom room, please go to https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94990586087 for assistance.

2:30 p.m. Navigating this Transition
The transition to college can be difficult for even the strongest of students.  Returning students will share their stories of success and failure in their own Goucher journeys.  Aarika Camp, vice-president and dean of students, will moderate.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95852553388

4 p.m. Virtual Learning
Adjusting to online learning can be a challenge, but Goucher is here to help!  During this session, students will have the opportunity to evaluate their own capacity for learning online, explore available technology and library resources, discover ways to stay engaged, and examine their motivation and mindset toward learning.  Kathleen Hake, academic coach; Liz Johns, teaching and learning librarian; and Brandon Myers, assistant director of digital learning will provide a roadmap for success in a virtual learning environment.

Zoom link: 
https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92574041810

5:30 p.m. Virtual IT Open Hours

If you need any technology support, please join this session to learn how to download and install Microsoft Office, discuss Horizon MyApps, access your email, or get any other technology questions answered. This session will be offered each day of orientation, so you can attend the session that works best for you.

Zoom link:

https://goucher.zoom.us/j/96461823054?pwd=b29xUk5YOFRERUszL1I2T25tVm9nQT09

8 p.m. Connect with other students! 
Join one of the following social spaces, hosted by Goucher Guides and various departments on campus.  Feel free to hop around to meet new people!

Social Events for Sunday, August 23

GoucherFit HIIT https://goucher.zoom.us/j/6856819409?pwd=Ni9HWngvUmtpM0d2bUNSVThJVUhBUT09

Meeting ID: 685 681 9409

Password: Recreation

Open Mic with Claire and Roxie -  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92586684450

Scribbl.io Game with Danielle: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97454246657

BYO Magic and Card Tricks with Derek: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3384402629?

Drawing Your Dreams with Jas and Aida  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97618282068

Movie Trivia and Costume Party with Rachal and Aidan: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9285137231

Bob Ross Night with Mikayla T. and Emily: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95967590132

Gilmore Girls Night with Lena: https://scener.com/join/BPM-H3Q-8V8

Tea Time with Mikayla H., Makeyla, and Romeo https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9400769670 

Costume Contest with Jill and Ramona https://goucher.zoom.us/j/99336211210 

Guided Meditation and Mindfulness with James and Joe: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3954690055


Goucher Guide Zoom Links

Aida Y.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/99784307502

Aidan S.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/5636023643

Claire: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/2664498210

Danielle: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97454246657

David: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/4680067336

Derek: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3384402629?

Emily:  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95967590132 

James: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3954690055

Jasper: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/97618282068

Jasmine: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/4269549876

Jill: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92073805669

Joe: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/3384582106

Kai: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92925229475

Keren:  https://goucher.zoom.us/j/95002903642

Lalissie: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/96898631630

Lena: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/93932973957

Makeyla H.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/4771505227

Mikayla H.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9400769670

Mikayla T.: https://goucher.zoom.us/my/mikaylatrainor 

Monica: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/98635075993

Rachal: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92851372319

Ramona: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/5437082522 

Romeo: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/5515587422 

Roxie: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92586684450

Sam A.: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/94589656235

Shayla: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/9291690163

Wynn: https://goucher.zoom.us/j/92497983397