The mission of the Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation Program is to affirm, support, and provide guidance to our LGBTQIA+ and questioning students from the beginning of their Goucher journey. Our goal is for LGBTQIA+ first-year and transfer students to build community and learn about the various resources available to navigate Goucher.

During Kaleidoscope, students will:

  • Learn about the resources Goucher College has to offer
  • Engage in a candid discussion with current LGBTQIA+ Goucher students
  • Connect with LGBTQIA+ peers and build community early in their college experience

If you are interested in attending the Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation Program, please complete this application. The application is due on July 8th at 11:59pm.

Pre-Orientation Dates

  • Move-in: Thursday, August 15
  • Program: Thursday, August 15 – Friday, August 16


Summer Rai Torres (She/Her/Hers)
Assistant Director for LGBTQIA Students
Center for Race, Equity, and Identity

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend the Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation Program?

Pre-Orientation Cost

All activities, meals, and housing throughout the program are free! You will not be expected to pay or provide payment for the program.  

Who is Kaleidoscope for? 

Who can get involved?

Kaleidoscope is exclusively for first-year and incoming transfer students who self-identify as, but are not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual, two spirit, same gender loving, and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Is Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation Program a residential program?


All students who are selected to participate are able to move in as early as on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm, two days before the rest of the first-year class moves in.

For commuter students: You will be provided temporary on campus housing for the duration of the program until the end of first-year orientation.

What is the schedule for the program?


The Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation Program takes places from Thursday, August 15, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019. Thursday, August 15, 2019, you will be invited to move in from 10:00am-4:00pm. At 4:30pm you will join your cohort for a welcome dinner (open to guests).

Friday, August 16, 2019 will begin at 10:00am and end at 6:00pm. A detailed schedule will be shared the day of the program.

Who should I contact if I want to know more or have questions?



Have questions? Contact Summer Rai Torres: 

Summer Rai Torres (She/Her/Hers);
Assistant Director for LGBTQIA Students
Center for Race, Equity, and Identity
ATH 422   
(410) 337-6331 


Please note: Following the Kaleidoscope Pre-Orientation, students are required to attend the new-student Fall Orientation on Saturday, August 17 through Tuesday, August 20.