New Student Guide - 2017 NSO Schedule


The day you've been waiting for is nearly here - your first day as a student at Greenville University!

We can't wait to welcome you to campus during New Student Orientation. Below you will see the schedule of exciting events we have in store for you during your first week here. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #GUNSO17 during Orientation. Share your photos and experiences with us as you start your college journey.

The NSO schedule also available on the Greenville University app, available on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store.

See you soon, Panthers!

Mark Your Calendars for August 26-27, 2017!




6:00am - 2:00pm     Pre-Season Athletic Practices 

Times to be determined by specific coaches.

9:00am - 11:00am   START HERE! Check-In Begins

Residential students - Proceed to your residence hall!  There will be Community Life Staff, Admissions Counselors, and a Baggage Brigade to help unload your car and carry your belongings to your room.

                                 Commuter Check-In: ARMINGTON CENTER: GREENVILLE CENTRAL

11:00am - 2:00pm   Check-In Continues ARMINGTON CENTER: GREENVILLE CENTRAL

All students arriving after 11:00am will need to check-in at Greenville Central, regardless of housing status.

9:00am - 12:00pm   Campus Resource and Opportunities Fair SCOTT FIELD

Please stop by to enter door prizes, pick up your parking pass, and find out about various opportunities and ways to be involved for the semester and year. If you are interested in Music, Student Government, Campus Clubs, and local town resources such as banks and discounts at local shops, you will want to take a break from setting up your room and stop by the fair to get plugged in.

10:00am - 2:00pm   Choral Ensemble Auditions WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: ROOM  203

If you would like to join one of the Greenville University choral ensembles, you must complete a choral audition. Sign up for an audition time at Room 203 in Whitlock Music Center. Contact: Dr. Jeff Wilson, Director of Choral Studies, Phone: (618) 664-6561, E-mail:

                                 Come & Go Voice Placement Auditions WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: ROOM 213

This needs to be done well in advance of the first day of classes in order to be either in the correct course with its required textbook or in a studio.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Transfer and Readmit Advising Session: ARMINGTON CENTER: KROBER ROOM

Transfer and readmit students should attend this come-and-go session in order to have a final schedule review as well as meet and talk with faculty in their chosen major. 

12:00pm - 1:30pm   New Student Lunch: ARMINGTON CENTER: DINING COMMONS (DC)

New students (bring your ID!) and their families should proceed to "the DC" for lunch. Parents/Guests, please use the complimentary meal tickets provided.

2:00pm - 3:30pm     Students: UNIV 101/FYE Courses MEET BY CLASS ASSIGNMENT

This is a continuation of your UNIV experience. You will meet your NSO UNIV faculty instructor and take your first academic steps as a college student.

                                 Parent's Orientation and Q&A WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: RECITAL HALL

Dr. Ivan Filby, GU President, will open with a discussion of the role of integration of faith and learning in a faith-based institution, and elaborate on the Greenville University experience. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of key administrators and faculty.

3:30pm - 4:00pm     Parents Meet with UNIV Instructors BY UNIV CLASS ASSIGNMENT

4:15pm - 5:00pm     New Student Convocation WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: WILSON RECITAL HALL

This session will serve as the first formal gathering of new freshmen and transfer students.

5:00pm - 5:30pm     Ivy Planting Covenant Service SCOTT FIELD

In this symbolic ceremony, President Ivan Filby will welcome new students into the Greenville University community, allowing parents to prayerfully entrust their children to us. This is the final family event of the NSO schedule. Parents will have time to say goodbye to their student(s) following the Ivy Planting Ceremony.

6:00pm - 9:00pm     Annual Alumni Soccer Extravaganza SOCCER FIELDS

Come support GU Athletics! Bring your student ID to get a delicious tailgate dinner!  Half-time show by our own GU Panther Corps Marching Band
Note: UNIV instructors - please come to the game with your UNIV Group.  
Shuttlers run from Ganton Circle starting at 5:30pm
*Bring Your Student ID Card!

9:00pm                     New Student All-Community Meeting WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER

10:00pm                   New Student Mugging  SCOTT FIELD

Come and join in the fun as the Greenville Student Government Association (GSGA) and the Community Life Staff offer free soda floats in a Greenville University mug.

11:00pm                   Fellowship at the Burritt Fire Pit

Find fellowship and friends at the Burritt Fire Pit, located on the north end of Burritt Hall.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017

8:30am                   Morning Worship WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: WILSON RECITAL HALL

This morning's worship service marks the first time the new class will gather together for worship. There will be lots of singing, sharing and a special time of Communion as we invite Christ to be present and guide us in all we do this year.

10:00am - 6:00pm   New Student Orientation adventure with GSGA

6:30pm - 8:30pm     Departmental Dessert SCOTT FIELD

This traditional event begins promptly at 6:30pm on Scott Field where you will gather and divide up by department to meet your professors and upperclassmen representatives, and then join together for dessert and fellowship.

8:30pm - 9:30pm     Choral Ensembles Auditions WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: ROOM 215

8:30pm - 9:30Ppm   Come & Go Voice Placement Auditions WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: ROOM 215

8:30pm - 10:30pm   Worship Arts Ensemble Auditions WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER: ROOM 215

MUEN 144/344 Touring Ensemble and MUEN 164/364 Worship Arts Ensemble will consist of the groups that play on a regular basis for the weekly Chapel services and will also travel to outside schools or churches. We are looking for the following members: singers (male and female in contemporary styles), acoustic, electric and bass guitar players, piano/keyboard, drummers, and other instrumentalists such as alternate percussion and string players.

MONDAY, AUGUST 28th 2017

7:30am                     Classes Begin! ALL OVER CAMPUS

Congratulations, you make it through New Student Orientation! By this point, you should know everything there is to know (and more) about being a new student at Greenville University. Enjoy your first day of class!


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