Orientation Board (OB) is made up of over 100 upperclassmen chosen expressly because they want to serve you by helping to acclimate you to life at Grove City College! When you arrive on campus, a member of OB (look for the white shirts!) will approach your car and ask if you would like help moving your belongings into your room. If so, the OB team will help to make quick work of the move-in process. If not, we’ll understand and respect your family’s wishes to unload without help.
As outlined in the College’s Health and Safety plan, up to two members of your family may help unload your vehicle and set-up your room. While we wish we could invite families to stay longer, we would ask that they plan to leave at the end of your three hour move-in time. Doing so will help with social distancing and will aid in our efforts to provide students with a safe and healthy living environment.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, we’ve had to drastically modify our typical move-in process and orientation schedule. This includes canceling some of the traditional large events scheduled for move-in day. Please know we are doing this to better promote the health and well-being of those in our community. But, rest assured, your OB Connection Group mentors (you will learn more about them soon!) and Resident Assistants will connect with you soon after you arrive in order to help with your transition to Grove City College!
As stated above, we reviewed all aspects of our traditional schedule and continue to take the necessary steps to cancel and modify traditional events to help ensure the health and well-being of our students. However, we still plan to offer events and activities – everything from orientation with academic departments and technology, to an outdoor movie and other larger, but safe gatherings – to help you meet people, get engaged, and acclimate to the community that you’ll have an active role in shaping and participating in!
We are still making final adjustments and preparations. When you arrive, you will receive a schedule containing more information about your first few weeks on campus.