New Student Orientation

What is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

New Student Orientation is your next step to graduation! This event is an interactive experience for both students and their families. NSO is a half-day introduction into Gordon State College that is required for all new students. 

New Student Orientation Dates:


April 26 - Transfers and Previously Dual Enrollment Students

May 14 - New Students


June 6 - New Students

June 20 - New Students

July 11 - New Students

July 16 - Transfers and Previously Dual Enrollment Students

July 25 - New Students

August 8 - New Students

Why do I need to attend New Student Orientation?

NSO connects you to your new Gordon State family by showcasing resources that will assist you in a successfull transition to campus. NSO also provides you with the opportunity to meet your new peers while also exploring your new academic program. 

How do I get started with New Student Orientation?

Registration Link (Coming Soon!)


What do I need to do before coming to New Student Orientation?

  1. Receive your Regular Admissions or Final Admission to Gordon State College!Not sure if you're admitted? Check your admissions status here!
  2. Submit final high school and/or college transcripts. Our Admissions Office must receive your final transcripts from your school before the start of the semester.
  3. Securely upload your Immunization Records and Verification of Lawful Presence at
  4. Set up your Gordon Account and successfully log into your BannerWeb and Gordon email accounts. Click here to find out how!
  • You must enter a valid link

Get ready for NSO!

FORGE, Schedule Survey, and registration for New Student Orientation is not currently available for Summer and Fall 2024. You will receive communications when you are able to complete the below steps.


Step One: Complete FORGE Online Pre-Orientation!  FORGE Online Pre-Orientation will walk you through important things like signing into your email and BannerWeb accounts, completing your FAFSA, understanding FERPA and Financial Aid Services, exploring Student Life, and more!

Step Two: Complete the Scheduling Survey! First-time students at Gordon do not create a schedule their first semester. Please reach out to the Student Success Center at with questions regarding your schedule.

Step Three: Register for AND attend New Student Orientation (NSO) Students enrolled in the Parapro to Teacher program do NOT need to attend in-person orientation. Dual Enrollment students will complete a separate orientation! Students must attend NSO to receive their schedule! If you do not attend NSO, your schedule may be dropped!

Complete the FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) will be used to help you see how much financial aid you are eligible for at Gordon State.

Please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible so the funds will be in your account to help you pay for your classes. You will need Gordon's School Code: 001575.

Apply For Housing!

Living on Campus is the best way to get to know fellow students and to get involved. Apply early so you have the best chance of getting the room you want!