New Student Orientation
We are excited that you have chosen to become a part of our dynamic community, and look forward to working with you during New Student Orientation.
New Student & Transfer Orientation will be held for all new students, Thursday, August 22nd & Friday, August 23rd. This event is a required program for all new students. During New Student & Transfer Orientation, you will receive all the information you need to make a seamless transition to GCU as well as get to know your fellow students.
All new resident students will receive their housing and roommate assignments from the Office of Residence Life prior to arrival on campus. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 732-987-2533 if you do not receive this information prior to move-in.
During orientation, we invite you to call the campus home while you establish new friendships, explore the beautiful grounds and buildings, enjoy Georgian Court hospitality, and most importantly, prepare yourself for the upcoming academic year. Attending Orientation is an important step in beginning your journey at Georgian Court. This exciting time is designed to help you:
- gain a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a college student,
- get acquainted with your orientation leaders and classmates,
- seek independence,
- embark on new adventures,
- build new relationships with peers, and
- highlight your past successes while creating new ones.
Along with the GCU Orientation staff and student leaders, welcome to Georgian Court University. We look forward to seeing you in August! You may contact us at 732-987-2311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The Orientation Team
Join us for a comprehensive look at GCU’s support services and enjoy a seamless transition to the GCU community!
Please complete and submit the form below. Weather-related closing/delayed opening information will be provided on the GCU Web site.
When is Orientation?
New Student & Transfer Orientation takes place August 22 & 23, 2019.
Why should I attend Orientation?
Orientation is an important first step in beginning your transition to the GCU community. In addition to meeting with the dean of students, orientation leaders, and other people who will assist you in your transition and throughout your time at The Court, you will meet and acquaint yourself with your peers and the GCU campus. During Orientation, you will receive the tools needed to begin and succeed in your first year at Georgian Court.
Can my family attend Orientation?
Parents and family members can assist resident students with move-in. Orientation, however, is specifically for you — our newest students.
What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?
If you are a resident, please visit the Housing & Residence Life Web page for recommended items. If you are choosing the OPTIONAL overnight stay, simply bring sheets for a twin bed, a pillow, blanket, change of clothes, sleep attire, comfortable shoes, toiletries, and a POSITIVE attitude.
What is the attire for Orientation?
Orientation activities are casual, so dress appropriately for comfort and the weather! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking and other activities. Don’t forget a sweater or sweatshirt and an umbrella, just in case!
What if I cannot attend Orientation?
Orientation is a MANDATORY event for all new students at Georgian Court University. If you have any special circumstances that would prevent you from participating, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2311 or email email@example.com.
Who can I call with questions?
For questions pertaining to Orientation, you can contact the director of student activities, at 732-987-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about Residence Life, please call 732-987-2540.
August 22nd – Day 1
- Commuter Students
8:30am-9am – Jeffries Hall (Directions | Campus Map)
- Resident Students
9am-9:30am – Casino Building (Directions | Campus Map)
New Student Orientation – Day 1
9:30am-5:30pm – Casino Building
Commuter & Transfer Student Social
6:30pm-7:30pm – Mansion
Commuter and Transfer students can learn how to get involved by meeting fellow students in GCU’s historic Mansion while enjoying hors d’oeauvres and mocktails!
Evening Group Activity
7:30pm – Casino Building
You do NOT want to miss this “hypnotic” performance when acclaimed Hypnotist and Mind Reader Robert Channing comes to GCU to perform for the newest members of THE COURT!
August 23rd – Day 2
Check-in for ALL Students
9am – Casino Building
New Student Orientation – Day 2
9:30am-12:30pm – Casino Building
Honors Student Meet and Greet Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm – Mansion
All Honors students are invited to lunch in the Mansion and learn about GCU’s honors program and services.
Clubs and Service Fair
12:30pm-1:30pm – Front Lawn Casino
Check out all the clubs and services available to students while grabbing a bite to eat at the local food truck.