All new students to Goshen College participate in on-campus orientation prior to the start of classes.
Welcome Week (First-Year Students)
Welcome Week is our mandatory extended orientation for first-year students and transfer students with 16 or fewer credits. Activities and sessions are required unless otherwise noted. Students should plan to be available beginning Sunday, August 21 through Sunday, August 28, and begin to make plans accordingly.
Students: It is important to note that this first week is not only a week of orientation, it is also the first week of class. For both of those reasons, it is crucial that you are present to both complete your first week of classwork and lay the foundation for success in the rest of the semester. We ask that you treat these times like you would a job schedule: your attendance is required for the work we need to do.
Click here to access the full Welcome Week schedule
Click here to download a PDF version of Orientation Tasks & Important Dates
Welcome Weekend (Transfer Students)
Welcome Weekend is our mandatory one-day orientation for transfer students with 17 or more credits. Activities are required unless otherwise noted. Students should plan to be available on Friday, August 26 and begin to make plans accordingly.