Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is considered the first week of classes as we welcome all new and returning students to campus for the start of the academic year. Welcome Week includes lots of events and entertainment for you to engage with the campus and meet new people. Stay tuned for a more specific outline of events!

 Saturday – Freshmen Check-in (9-3 p.m.) – August 17, 2024

  • Food Truck (11-2 p.m., College Place in front of West Hall) 
    Ready for lunch on this busy move-in day? Check out the food truck on College Place in front of West Hall serving up sandwiches, burgers, chicken, steak, and plate lunches! Lots of goodness to choose from! 
  • Sign Shop (5-7 p.m. [during dinner], Caf Lobby) 
    Create a customized street sign! Perfect for decking out your new room! 
  • Magician Peter Boie (7:30 p.m., Huggins Auditorium) 
    Do you believe in magic?! Yes or no, this show is definitely not to be missed! Peter is GC’s all-time favorite performer and always wows the audience! PARENTS- You’re also invited to the show…come join the fun with us! 
  • Dessert Social (Following the Show, Odell Lobby) 
    End the day on a sweet note before saying good nights and goodbyes!  
  • ResLife Hall meetings (9:30 p.m., Check with your RA for exact location) 
    Meet with your RA and new neighbors to get all the details about living on campus. Mandatory for Residential Students who have already moved in.   


Sunday – August 18, 2024

  • Worship at College Place (11 a.m., College Place UMC on Tate Street) 
    Students and families are invited to worship at College Place UMC, just a couple blocks from campus, with Campus Chaplain Rev. Dr. Robert Brewer preaching. Meet by the Rock by 10:45 if you want to walk over with Pride Leaders. 
  • Community Service Project (2-4 p.m., Hanes Gym) 
    Let’s get together and give back! Join in on making packages for patients and children in our community in need. 
  • DIY Dorm Plants (5-7 p.m. [during dinner], Caf Lobby) 
    Come by for Do-It-Yourself succulents and other plants to brighten up your new room! We’ll have everything you need to become a proud plant parent! 
  • Free Money Game Show (7:30 p.m., Huggins Auditorium) 
    GC’s Favorite Game Show! Start the year off by winning some CASH! The game will put your trivia, music, and pop culture knowledge to the test…now all those hours of reality TV and scrolling Instagram might really pay off! 


Monday – Returners check-in (9-3 p.m.) – August 19, 2024

  • Pride ROAR (10 a.m., Finch Chapel) 
    Mandatory Title IX training session for new students to help get ready for a good and safe school year!  
  • Make a Date Custom Calendars (5-7 p.m., during dinner, Caf Lobby) 
    Stop by to create a custom dry erase calendar board to help you stay organized and keep tasks on schedule. 
  • Mind Game Hypnotist Show (8 p.m., Mane Stage at Reynolds) 
    See what’s possible to get your friends…or yourself…to do at this interactive hypnotist show! Guaranteed to be a funny, mind-blowing time! And you just might see how to unlock even more brain-power potential before starting classes! 
  • ResLife Hall meeting (7:00 or 9:30 p.m., Check with your RA for time/location)
    Mandatory Residence Hall meetings for students who moved in on Monday.  


Tuesday – First Day of Class – August 20, 2024

  • Athletes Meeting (12:15pm, Huggins Auditorium) 
    Meeting for all Athletes to get important info about the year and learn about resources on campus. 
  • Welcome Back Cookout (dinner served *5-7:30pm*, Back Campus) 
    Come outside and join us for some of your favorite foods, treats, and have fun hanging out and playing some games while you’re here! 


Wednesday – August 21, 2024

  • Resources Expo (11am-2pm [during lunch], Caf Lobby) 
    Get to know the who’s and what’s of many of the resources available for you on campus and how they’re here to help! 


Thursday – August 22, 2024

  • New Student Convocation (11:30am, Huggins Auditorium) 
    A GC tradition where new students are formally recognized and welcomed as the newest members of our community. This event is mandatory. 

*Convocation is a formal event. Please dress appropriately! * 


Wednesday – August 28, 2024

  • Clubs Fair (during lunch) 
    Learn about all of the clubs and student organizations at GC and find out how you can get involved and be a part of them! 

Learn more about Student Activities at Greensboro College HERE!

Further Questions?

Jonathan Hall, Director of Student Engagement

Jonathan Hall

Director of Student Engagement

Phone: (336) 967-2600 x5383

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- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

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