PAWS Orientation: Preparing, Advising, & Welcoming Students

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PAWS-J is Friday, January 6, 2023!

PAWS-J is Gc’s Orientation program for Students admitted for the Spring 2023 Semester

This orientation program is designed for both first-year and transfer students and covers all the information you need to be a successful student at Greensboro College!  In a one-day program, you will learn about the academic and student services at Greensboro College, get to know some of your fellow classmates, and find out what classes you’ll be taking.

Please arrive between 9am-9:30am in the Lea Center on the first floor of Main Building! 

Students attending PAWS-J are limited to a maximum of two guests.  All guests are required to pay a $15 registration fee with cash or credit card upon arrival.

Students will finish the day by completing the Greensboro College check-in process, which is where you will receive your Pride Card (student ID card) and keys to your residence hall if living on-campus.  Be sure to take a look at our How to Prepare information below to make your check-in process as smooth as possible!

How to Register for PAWS-J

All incoming traditional students are expected to attend PAWS-J!  Please follow these steps to register:

  • Log into your Empower Pride Page
  • Click the “Steps to Enroll” tab
  • Click the “Steps to Enrollment” link
  • Click the “PAWS-J: Preparing, Advising, & Welcoming Students Registration” link

If you have trouble logging into your Empower Pride Page, please contact [email protected].

As you complete the registration form, please answer every question to the best of your knowledge.  This will help us give you the best PAWS-J experience possible. Once you have registered, return to this page for information on how to prepare for your PAWS program.

How to Prepare

In order for you to be prepared for check-in, here are a few things you can do:

  • From your Empower Pride Page
    • Check your under the “Steps to Enroll” tab for any forms that need to be completed.
    • Check the Financial Aid tab to make sure you’ve turned in all required documents.
    • Complete the Parking Sticker Form if you plan to bring a car to campus
    • Complete the form under the GC Alert tab to sign up for emergency text notifications.
  • Log into your Magnus Health account and complete all required items.  You can find instructions in your GC email inbox.  Contact Lauren Childrey at [email protected] with questions.
    • If you have questions about your immunizations or health insurance requirements, you’re welcome to bring those documents with you to PAWS-J.
  • Complete the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training.  You can find instructions in your GC email inbox from Vector Solutions.  Contact Emily Scott at [email protected] with questions.
  • Discuss payment options with Student Accounts so you have a plan for paying your Spring tuition.  Contact Student Accounts at [email protected] with questions.

Make sure you’ve sent in final official transcripts from any college or university where you have completed coursework.  This includes courses taken through an early college or high school program.  It is a good idea to also bring a copy of those transcripts with you to show academic advisors during the advising and registration portion of the PAWS-J program.  This will help us create the most accurate and efficient course schedule for you!

Bring a smile!  Students will be taking their Pride Card (student ID) picture in the morning.

If you will be living on campus, use the Move-In Checklist as a guide on what to pack and what to leave at home.


How to Get Here

The address for a GPS device is 815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.

You can find driving directions here.

You can find a campus map here.


Questions can be directed to:

Jenna Avent, M.Ed.
Director of First Year Experience
[email protected]