InterConnect is the pre-orientation program for international students. Participation in InterConnect provides an opportunity for students to meet other international Goucher students prior to the start of the academic year, engage in conversations with key members of the community, and explore the campus as well as the city of Baltimore. The session topics will include managing culture shock, understanding immigration regulations, engaging in the American classroom and college environment, navigating U.S. health care, and more.


  • Move-in: Monday, August 12 
  • Program: Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16


Karen Sykes (She/Her/Hers)
Associate Director for International Students 
(410) 337-6270 |

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a U.S. passport, but I’ve been living abroad.  Can I attend?

InterConnect Attendance

Yes, InterConnect is open to US and dual citizens who have been living abroad.  We understand that the passport that you hold has no impact on the transition that you will experience in coming to the U.S. after living abroad for years.

I have been studying as an F-1 student in the U.S. and attended orientation at my previous school.  Do I have to come to InterConnect?

F-1 Status & Attendance

Yes,  InterConnect is required for all students in F-1 status.  There are many benefits to attending InterConnect; moreover, it is a requirement that you check in with the Designated School Official for immigration purposes.

My family will be with me.  Will I be able to spend time with them?

Family Time

Yes, there are optional activities in the evenings and you may decide to spend that time with your family instead.  There will also be a Welcome Dinner that family and family friends that are accompanying may attend. 

Please be sure to review the below document that corresponds to your status for additional information about what to bring, paying your bill, getting to campus, selecting health insurance and other things you need to know before you come: