Family Orientation

While your student will be starting their Fall Orientation experience, we will be offering a brief Family Orientation to help you get to know us and each other a little better.  Below is a schedule of our 2019 Family Orientation, which will be held on Saturday, August 17.

Please note that Family Orientation is not mandatory.  If you have prior commitments (or dropped your student off as an early arrival), please don't worry.  We're happy to answer any questions you have, either during check-in or by phone or email.

Family Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 17

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Check-In/Move-In
Dorsey Center Courtyard

Check in at the Dorsey Center. Please note that times are staggered based on your student's residence hall. As your student collects the necessary items to get settled in, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, mingle with staff, and learn about campus resources.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Refreshments with Hillel
Hillel Lounge, Heubeck Hall

Stop by the Hillel tent to cool off, and grab an ice pop, water, and cool swag! 

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Change Happens!
Merrick Lecture Hall

Sending your child to college is a significant transition for any family, whether it’s your first time or your fourth. Please join Nicole J. Johnson, associate dean of students; Monica Neel, director of student counseling; and Alexandra Graves, associate director for student support & outreach, to learn about what you should expect in the coming months and how you can help your student be academically, socially, and emotionally successful at Goucher.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Academics at Goucher
Merrick Lecture Hall

Learn about the foundations of the Goucher educational experience from Scott Sibley, interim provost and Isabel Moreno-López, associate provost for undergraduate studies. Get information about our academic requirements, the resources that are available to support your student, and faculty expectations of students. We will also discuss Goucher's academic policies.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

New  Student Convocation
Kraushaar  Auditorium

Celebrate with your student as they mark the beginning of their academic journey with an induction into the community of learners at Goucher College.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Goodbye Reception (With Students)
Dorsey  Center Courtyard

Students and families are invited to mingle with staff, faculty, and first-year mentors before families head home and students continue with their orientation.

Family Weekend

Don't forget: Family Weekend is October 4-6, 2019!