New Student Orientation - Schedule

Fall 2020 New Student Orientation Schedule

 August 21-23, 2020

Date Time Event Location Description
Friday, August 21, 2020 8:00am-2:00pm Student Check In Residence Halls All residential students will check in at their residence halls.  They will receive a new student info packet with directions for the remainder of their day.  Commuter students should check in at Greenville Central.
8:00am-2:00pm Opportunities Tent Scott Field

Want to learn how to get involved?  Check out the Opportunities Tent to learn more!

12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Scott Field/Rec Center

Students will use their student IDs to receive lunch and will also be provided with TWO lunch vouchers for their family on their new student info packet.  Additional meals can be purchased using cash, debit, or credit card at the Dining Commons. After lunch we ask that parents leave campus.  

2:30pm-3:30pm UNIV101/ENG101 Orientation Location in Info Packet

First class session for all students with their orientation course instructor; information on location and instructor will be inside the new student info packet.

2:30pm-3:30pm THEO310 Orientation Location in Info Packet

First class session for transfer students with their orientation course instructor; information on location and instructor will be inside the new student info packet.

4:00pm-5:30pm New Student Convocation & Ivy Planting Ceremony Hogue Lawn

Convocation service engages new students to help them prepare for the Ivy Planting Ceremony which is an annual GU tradition that occurs every New Student Orientation.

5:00pm-6:30pm Dinner Scott Field Student ID required. 
7:00pm-9:00pm New Student Event Scott Field
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:30am-3:30pm New Student Experience Scott Field

Participate in the annual New Student Experience with your orientation class.

4:30pm-5:30pm Teacher Education Orientation Meeting LaDue Auditorium 

Students planning to pursue a major in the field of education for the sake of becoming teachers must attend this orientation meeting.

6:00pm-8:30pm Welcome Back Event for All Students Scott Field
Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:00am-11:00am Morning Worship Whitock Music Center

The first worship service of the semester with staff, faculty, and fellow students; you can also connect with church leaders from the community.

11:00am-1:30pm Brunch Dining Commons Student ID required
2:00pm to 5:00pm Transfer/ReAdmit Schedule Review TBD

If you are a transfer or readmitted student, attend this event to make any final judgments to your schedule for the Fall. Students planning to attend will need to RSVP.  Please find additional information in your welcome packet.

5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner Dining Commons
7:00pm-9:00pm Departmental Desserts Scott Field

This event connects all parts of our GU community together – meet the faculty and staff you’ll be seeing for this semester and continue bonding with your peers.