2020 Schedule

Welcome to the Bruin family!

We are excited to welcome you to George Fox! We have altered our traditional Welcome Weekend schedule to provide a safe campus transition experience for our students, families and employees. Please note that adjustments to the following schedule may occur due to shifting governmental and university policies concerning COVID-19. We are committed to your safety and complying with all Oregon and Yamhill County directives.

Overview

By Friday, Aug. 7, you should have received information to your George Fox email as to what group you are assigned and your specific move-in time slot. If you have an important time constraint and need to be assigned to a specific group, email housing@georgefox.edu your preferred group.

Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 19-20: Pre-approved early-arrival groups

Friday, Aug. 21: Freshmen and residential transfer students move in 

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 22-23: Orientation workshops for new students, including commuters and transfers; sophomores, juniors and seniors move in

Monday, Aug. 24: Start of classes

Help Us Keep the Campus Healthy

Upon arrival, new students will arrive on either the east side or west side of campus, depending on which side of the campus their housing is located, for a drive-through session prior to reporting to the residence.

As we strive to keep students safe, students and families will be greeted by a team of admissions counselors and others (while still in your vehicles) who will go through a series of COVID-19 questions. (Staff also will check to determine if a student’s financial account has been cleared by the student accounts office.) Once you successfully complete the screening, you will be directed to your residence, where student leaders will help them check in. Please remember your ID card; you will need it for check-in. 

We are striving to keep students and families safe during this COVID-19 season. To reduce crowding and infection risks, we ask that only up to two family members/guests per student arrive on campus. As per the state's mandate, masks, face shields and face coverings will be required in indoor public spaces and be required outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. 

Family Schedule: Friday, Aug. 21

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drive-through medical screening (see check-in and residence map below)

Bauman (W) Le Shana (E)

 

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Move in (following medical screening)
West: Edwards, Pennington, Carey/Willcuts/Beebe Suites
East: Hobson/Macy/Sutton, Gulley 

 Residence Halls

 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch

Student meal plans begin. Two meal tickets provided per family.* You are welcome to find a spot on the quad (#14) to enjoy lunch together.

*Meal cards can be used either for lunch or dinner (not both).

Klages (#29 on map) 

 

1-2 p.m.

Suggested time for families to bid farewell (the Office of Spiritual Life has provided a sachet with an activity to assist with your goodbyes)

 Quad

 

4-5 p.m.

Dinner

Two meal tickets provided per family.* You are welcome to find a spot on the quad (#14) to enjoy dinner together.

*Meal cards can be used either for lunch or dinner (not both). 

Klages (#29 on map)  

 

5-6 p.m.

Suggested time for families to bid farewell (the Office of Spiritual Life has provided a sachet with an activity to assist with your goodbyes)

Quad 

 

A Resource Fair will be available on the quad in front of Stevens Center (#54 on map) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Resources that will be available for questions include:

  • Information
  • Athletics
  • Health & Counseling
  • The IDEA Center - Career Counseling
  • Intercultural Resource Center
  • Institutional Technology
  • Learning Support Services
  • Legacy Families
  • Mailroom
  • Parking
  • Parent & Family Programs
  • Spiritual Life
  • Human Resources/Student Employment (Margaret Lemmons House)

Student Schedule: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 21-23

Small-group workshops and engaging activities designed to welcome new students to our Christ-centered community will be held over the weekend. All sessions are required unless otherwise noted, providing important content regarding the upcoming semester. There will also be ample time to continue setting up your room and interact with roommates and others in your living area.

More details will be announced as we get closer to the start of school. We can't wait to welcome you to George Fox University!

Friday

7-9:30 p.m. First Residence Hall Meeting/Activity

Saturday

7:30-10 a.m. Breakfast
8-10 a.m. Commuter Medical Screening (Bauman parking lot)
9-10 a.m. Commuter Check-In (medical screening Bauman/check-in at Stevens)
10 a.m. Student Life Session 1: Community Values and Expectations
10:30 a.m. Student Life Session 2: Living in a Diverse Community
11 a.m. Area Discussion
Noon-2 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Student Life Session 3: Living in a Christ-Centered Community
2:30 p.m. Area Discussion
3 p.m. Student Life Session 4: Campus Safety
3:15 p.m. Student Life Session 5: Physical and Mental Wellness
3:30 p.m. Area Discussion
4:15 p.m. Roommate Agreement
5-7 p.m. Dinner with your living area or commuter/transfer group
8-10 p.m. All-Campus Worship 

Sunday

8:30-10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Brunch
1-5 p.m. Optional: Outdoor activities throughout the quad
4:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7-8 p.m. Academic Success at George Fox University: A Video Panel with Your Professors
8 p.m. Optional: Residence life campfires and activities 

If you haven't already, make sure you go online to complete EverFi's Title IX and alcohol course before the end of the weekend.

Check-in & Residence Hall Map

Campus map including highlighted living areas check in locations

Tap to download map

Questions

Have any questions? Be sure to let us know!