PAWS Orientation

PAWS: Preparing, Advising, & Welcoming Students

PAWS is a one-day, new student orientation program during the summer where incoming students register for classes and learn about campus and academic life at Greensboro College. This is their first opportunity to get involved on campus, connect with current and incoming students, and meet faculty and staff. PAWS is also a time for families to complete paperwork and ask me questions related to financial aid, student accounts, and health services. You will have your schedule created before your PAWS date and an opportunity to discuss it with an academic advisor that day.

PAWS DATES FOR TRADITIONAL STUDENTS ENTERING IN Fall 2024

Each PAWS session will be capped at 60 students, so we strongly encourage you to register early to get the date that best fits your schedule. Please note that you cannot register for PAWS until you pay your deposit.

Sessions will be taken off the registration form once they reach the 60-student maximum. This may happen before the registration deadline.

Students attending PAWS are limited to a maximum of two guests. No exceptions will be made to this policy. All guests must pay a $15 registration fee with credit card on the morning of the student’s PAWS session.


How to Prepare

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’s 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 day.  This will help us create the most accurate and efficient course schedule for you.


What to Wear

It will be hot outside; we’ll keep it nice and cool indoors. We recommend dressing in layers and bringing an umbrella in case of a summer shower.

Be prepared for a photo. Students will be taking their Pride Card (student ID) picture in the morning.


Documents

Make sure you’ve sent in final official transcripts from any college or university where you have completed coursework or bring them with you. This includes courses taken through an early college or high school program.

If you have questions about your immunizations or health insurance requirements, you’re welcome to bring those documents with you.


Hotel Accommodations

Greensboro College partners with a few local hotels to provide a discounted rate for students attending PAWS. Hotel and rate information for students attending PAWS for Fall 2024 will be updated in May.


Further Questions?

Devin D’Agostin, M.Ed. ’20

Director of First Year Experience

Phone: (336) 217-7206 

Email: orientation@greensboro.edu

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.