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Orientation FAQ

When does Orientation officially begin?

The first half of orientation is in an online format that launched June 25. All students received a invitation through the Assigned Move-In Days are August 13-15. Students and families will be directed to their residence hall and can check in between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

What should I bring?

This supplies list will give you an idea of what to bring for the school year.

 

What does Orientation 2020 look like for families?

In order to safely move students on campus in the fall, most of the large group orientation meetings have been moved to an online format. Families will have time to move their student onto campus, a designated time for lunch, and a 1 hour orientation (an additional 30 minutes for families of athletes). We ask that families leave campus by 4:30pm and not return the following day to make way for students and families slated to move in.

 

Is there a fee for Orientation?

The orientation fee is part of your enrollment fees.

 

Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes. Both parts of orientation are required by all first year students.

 

I am a transfer student. Is Orientation mandatory for me?

Yes. New student orientation is required for all students who are entering their first year at Covenant College.

 

When does the meal plan begin? Are meals provided during Orientation?

The meal plan begins during the lunch-time of your assigned Move-In day. You will use your ScotsCard to swipe for meals in the Great Hall.

 

What about meals for the families?

Families will receive a special Move-In day rate of $5.00 for lunch.

 

How late can I arrive?

We ask that students and families arrive between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on their assigned move in day. If you need to move in later than that time, please contact studentdevelopment@covenant.edu .

 

Does Covenant offer shuttles from the airport to Orientation? How do I get to campus if I’m flying in alone?

Please contact studentdevelopment@covenant.edu if you are flying alone and need a ride from the airport.

 

Where do I go when I first arrive for Orientation?

When you arrive to campus, please look for the following flag color for your particular residence hall:

  • Carter Hall - Blue
  • Mac/Rymer - Yellow
  • Founders - Yellow
  • Andreas - Red

Once you arrive at your particular entrance, Move-In Day team members will direct you to your spot to unpack your belongings.

 

Where can students ship their packages prior to the start of classes?

All new students are assigned a campus box number and will obtain a key on their assigned move-in day. You can find your campus box number in the personal information section in Banner. Also, be on the lookout for a letter from student development with your campus box number and other pertinent information.

Please ship your packages to your campus box using this format:
Covenant College Box # ________
14049 Scenic Hwy
Lookout Mtn, GA 30750

 

Can I change my major during orientation?

New student advising is taking place during the summer months before on-campus orientation. Please contact newstudentadvising@covenant.edu to inform New Student Advisors of any updates you want to make to your major or course registration or if you have any questions about your schedule.

 

What is an O-Team?

Your O (Orientation) - team is made up of students who are in your Christian Mind class. The team is led by upperclassmen called O-Team leaders who work to ensure a smooth transition through the orientation process.

 

What precautions are Covenant taking due to COVID-19 during orientation?

We have made the following modifications to orientation to ensure the safety of our students and families:

  • Moved most large group meetings to an online format as these are not conducive to proper social distancing.
  • Requiring masks be worn by all students and their guests the duration of orientation as dense crowds may be unavoidable.
  • Staggering Move-In days, moving students in by Christian Mind Class/Major/Orientation Team.
  • Staggering lunch times to ensure safe food service, while also providing spaces outside to ensure social distancing.
  • Placing Hand Sanitation stands in strategic locations outside and inside of campus and residence hall buildings.
  • Moving most social events and gatherings outside or in small groups to ensure enough spacing for social distancing.