New student orientation will take place Thursday and Friday at Garden City Community College. All new students living in the residence halls will be checked in with residential life from 11:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. Thursday. An opening session at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex with informative sessions from the Library/CLC, Campus Safety and Family Crisis will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Dinner on the quad will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by a community and business fair until 6:30 p.m. to give new students a chance to visit with community members, learn about opportunities available in Garden City, and to get coupons and special deals for students from businesses.

On Friday, students will participate in a variety of activities aimed at introducing students to college life. Students will have informational meetings with financial aid, plus games and activities aimed at academic expectations for college. At 2:30 p.m., students will end the session with games and listen to a comedian.

The new student orientation is required for all students who will be attending GCCC for the first time. For more information, or for businesses interested in having a booth, email Leslie Wenzel at

Classes for the fall 2017 semester will begin Aug. 15.