Goucher College Family Orientation Series

As a new Goucher College family member, we want to invite you to our 2020 Family Orientation Series, which will include a series of town hall style virtual panels and workshops. Each session will be one hour in length and consist of a presentation and then time for questions and answers. We will record every session, in case you aren’t able to participate live and would like to access at a later date. All live sessions will be on Wednesday evenings.

Current Sessions, July through October, 2020

Virtual Learning in the First Semester at Goucher

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.  

Purpose: This session will explain the Goucher Commons curriculum with a focus on the first-year student virtual learning experience. We will share summer reading details, discuss academic expectations in an on-line environment, and offer advice for how to learn successfully in an online platform. We will also share ways students can build relationships with faculty and their pre-major advisors, as well as how and where to get academic support. Panelists include leaders in the academic division, faculty who teach first-year courses, and one of our pre-major advisors.

Navigating this Transition

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.  

Purpose: This session will focus on the transition to college for new students and family members, with an emphasis on building routines that will help lead to successful online learning; advice on how students can make early connections with their peers and others at the college; and supporting students’ emotional wellness during these difficult times. Our new vice president and dean of students will introduce herself, and panelists will include a faculty member and members of the student affairs staff, including personnel who work in new student programs, student counseling, and student support & outreach.


Building Community and Accessing Student Services

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Purpose: This session is designed to help students and their families understand how to connect with the virtual Goucher community. This includes an overview of the activities that will be available, how we will support students’ emotional health and well-being, and how students can access various support services this fall. Panelists will include staff from student affairs, including student engagement, religious and spiritual life, and wellness, as well as staff from academic support and advising areas.