Winter Welcome 2024

Welcome, new students! We’re so glad you’ve chosen George Fox University.

Returning students, we are excited to welcome you back to your home away from home!

Whether you’re new or returning, we want to give you time to get acclimated and connected before the start of the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 8.

Winter Welcome at George Fox is Jan. 5-7.

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New Residential Students

If you’re a new residential student, here are a few things to note about the check-in process:

  • Check-in is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, in the Stevens Center lobby.
  • Upon arriving on campus on Jan. 5, you can check in at the Stevens Center lobby, where campus partners will greet you, and then you will be able to move into your housing location.
  • Please remember your ID card; you will need it for check-in. If you did not receive your ID card in the mail, you will be able to pick it up from IT during check-in.

Returning Residential Students

Welcome back! The residence halls will reopen beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 5. Meal plans begin with dinner that evening.

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We invite you to join us for all the Winter Welcome festivities we have planned. If you are a new commuter, please feel free to join us at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, for a complimentary dinner with your family and other spring students. You will receive a welcome package and enjoy a time of connecting with peers, faculty and staff.

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of events as you prepare for the spring semester!


Friday, Jan. 5


University housing opens for returning students

All housing locations (#64-#96 on campus map)

1-3 p.m.

Incoming and transfer residential student check-in

Stevens Center (#57 on campus map)

You can check in at the Stevens Center where you will receive your check-in packet and your housing key. Faculty and staff from various departments will be available to answer any questions you may have.

4:30-5 p.m.

Residence Life Connections - Incoming and transfer residential students

Bridge Cafe (#12 on campus map)

5-6 p.m.

Dinner and programming for new residential and commuter students and their families

Canyon Commons Dining Hall (#12 on campus map)

8-10 p.m.

Student Activities Video Game Night

Roberts Center 117 (#53 on campus map)

Saturday, Jan. 6

12-2 p.m.

Games & Movie

Intercultural Resource Center (#31 on campus map)

4-8 p.m.

Women’s and Men's Basketball Games

Wheeler Sports Center (#42 on campus map)

8 p.m.

Trivia Night

Canyon Commons (#12 on campus map)

Sunday, Jan. 7

7-8 p.m.

All-Campus Worship (chapel credit offered)

Bauman Auditorium (#6 on campus map)

8-10 p.m.

Top Rope Rock Climbing Night

Hadlock Student Center (#23 on campus map)

8-10 p.m.

S’mores & Campfire Hangout

Hadlock Patio (#23 on campus map)

Not sure where to find an event location? Check out the campus map!

Have questions about Winter Welcome? Email Student Life at