New Student Guide - NSO Schedule

Welcome Incoming Panthers! 

Get ready to dig your claws into New Student Orientation(NSO)! Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and use #New2GU during Orientation. Share your photos and experiences with us as you start your college journey. 

Friday, August 27


Check-In (New Residential Students Only)

8 am – 12 pm Parking Lot J (see campus map)

Resource Fair

10 am – 1 pm Scott Field   


11 am– 1 pm Scott Field

Commuter Check-In

11:30 am – 1 pm  Experience Hub (Ruby E. Dare Library)

Family & Friend Lounge

12 pm Experience Hub (Ruby E. Dare Library)

Commuter Student Orientation

1 pm – 3:30 pm Experience Hub (Ruby E. Dare Library)

Residential Student Floor Meet & Greet

3 pm Residence Halls

Family & Friends Q/A

3 pm Crum Recreation Center

New Student Ceremony

4 pm Claussen Plaza

 Class Photo

4 pm Steps of Ruby E. Dare Library

Student Only Events

Orientation Group Meet & Greet

5 pm Crum Recreation Center


6 pm Crum Recreation Center


7 pm Scott Field

New Student Mugging Ceremony

9 pm Steps of Ruby E. Dare Library

Sunday, August 28



10 am Whitlock Music Center

Lunch in Orientation Groups

11 am Crum Recreation Center

Back to School Bash

1 pm – 4 pm Scott Field

Scholarship Group Meet & Greet

4 pm Location TBD

Taste of Greenville

5 pm Scott Field

Orientation Group Meeting

7:30 pm Scott Field


8 pm Scott Field (Bring your blankets and picnic chairs)

Monday, August 29


EXPF120 Classes Meet

8:30 am Whitlock Music Center

Convocation Chapel

9:30 am Whitlock Music Center   

Student Success Seminar 1

10:30 am Whitlock Music Center


11:30 am Crum Recreation Center or Scott Field

Commuter Student Lunch

11:30 am Krober Room

Departmental Desserts

12:30 pm Locations TBD

Student Success Seminar 2

2 pm Whitlock Music Center

Auditions and Practices (as needed)

3: 30 pm Locations TBD

Residence Hall Meetings

7:30 pm Location TBD

Tuesday: 8/30
Classes Start and your adventure begins!

See you soon, Panthers! 

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