Fall 2020 New Student Orientation Schedule
August 21-23, 2020
|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.
|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.