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New Students

 

New Student Orientation (NSO)

During New Student Orientation, students will be invited to become part of the NGU community and be introduced to all the services and opportunities that their time at NGU will provide. All NSO activities, layout, and flow will be conducted to reduce the potential spread while facilitating meaningful connections. We can't wait to welcome you to our great family!

 

Student Finances

In preparation for check-in, please have your payment arrangements finalized, or your balance paid in full, prior to arrival on campus. If you are anticipating financial aid, all requested documentation and necessary steps must be completed prior to your scheduled check-in date. Check your email regularly for easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Also, our Financial Aid Professionals are here to help.  Please reach out if you need assistance.

Scholarship Adjustments due to COVID-19

To help you flourish and succeed, NGU modified policies to give flexibility to students receiving scholarships tied to athletics, campus ministry teams, or fine arts. Depending on circumstances, students may be eligible to retain all or a portion of their scholarship, even if they decide not to participate in activities and performances during the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 concerns. Students are encouraged to speak with those leading these groups to discuss their concerns and questions.

Financial Hardship

We understand that some families may be experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic. Please contact our Financial Aid Office by email or calling 864-977-7900 to discuss options that may be available to you.

 

FASTpass

You will enjoy FASTpass, a process for students that expedites the check-in process. With a FASTpass, residential students will not need to leave their cars until they are at the front door of their residence halls. Your road map to the FASTpass is available in your student portal under the "My Requirements and Holds" section of the Student Tab. Further details will be sent to students when they become available.

 

What to Pack

We kindly ask that students bring extra hand sanitizer, face-coverings, and cleaning supplies. Not sure what else to bring to NGU? Not to fret, we created a helpful list to guide you.

 

Schedule

New Student Orientation for new and transfer students will be on Saturday, August 15. Residential students will be directed to move in at specific times on Saturday, August 15. View all the exciting activities and plan for your first days on campus. And good news, many of us will be here to help you unload and move-in.

Schedules are subject to change.  You will receive notification through your personal email and official NGU communication channels if adjustments are warranted.

 

Special Protocols see accommodations for full details

Physical Distancing

NGU staff members will separate themselves by the distance of six feet from each other and students/families in interaction areas around campus. Floor decals/markings will be installed in areas where lines form and will be spread apart at distances that allow guests to stand at least six feet apart. Traditional greetings such as handshakes and hugs will not be employed, and physical contact will be avoided.

Large group orientation sessions will occur with physical distancing protocols in place. NSO planners will spread sessions out to allow for adequate spacing. 

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Students and guests are encouraged to bring/wear face-coverings. NGU will provide a high-quality reusable protective mask for every new student. Additional gaiter and mask style face-coverings and PPE items can be purchased in the Campus Store. All NGU staff members will wear protective masks during the event.

 

Staying in the Area

Need a place to stay when traveling to NGU? Try area lodging accommodations and ask about possible NGU discounts.

 

Returning Students

We can’t wait to see you back on campus. Once you arrive, you may find yourself saying, “WOW!”, after experiencing the many campus updates and services we on-boarded over the summer.

 

Student Finances

Even though you’ve done this before, it’s worth the reminder. In preparation for check-in, please have your payment arrangements finalized, or your balance paid in full, prior to arrival on campus. If you are anticipating financial aid, all requested documentation and necessary steps must be completed prior to your scheduled check-in date. Check your email regularly for easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Also, our financial aid professionals are here to help.  Please reach out if you need assistance.

Scholarship Adjustments due to COVID-19

To help you flourish and succeed, NGU modified policies to give flexibility to students receiving scholarships tied to athletics, campus ministry teams, or fine arts. Depending on circumstances, students may be eligible to retain all or a portion of their scholarship, even if they decide not to participate in activities and performances during the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 concerns. Students are encouraged to speak with those leading these groups to discuss their concerns and questions.

Financial Hardship

We understand that some families may be experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic. Please contact our Financial Aid Office by email or calling 864-977-7900 to discuss options that may be available to you.

 

FASTpass

We have a FASTpass process for you that expedites your check-in experience. With a FASTpass, residential students will not need to leave their cars until they are at the front door of their residence hall and returning commuters will not need to come to campus during one of the check-in days. Your road map to the FASTpass is available in your student portal under a newly designed "My Requirements and Holds" section of the Student Tab. Further details will be sent to students as they become available.

 

What to Pack

Returning students typically know what's necessary for college, but given the times, you may need to bring unique items otherwise unneeded in past years. We recommend you bring extra hand sanitizer, face-coverings, and cleaning supplies.  Not sure what to bring? Not to fret, we created a helpful list to guide you.

 

Schedule

Returning students will check in on Tuesday, August 18 or Wednesday, August 19. Residential students will be directed to move in at specific times. Returning students should check their NGU-issued email regularly for specific instructions and updates.

Schedules are subject to change. You will receive notification through official NGU communication channels if adjustments are warranted.

 

Special Protocols see accommodations for full details

Physical Distancing

NGU staff members will separate themselves by the distance of six feet from each other and students/families in interaction areas around campus. Floor decals/markings will be installed in areas where lines form and will be spread apart at distances that allow guests to stand at least six feet apart. Traditional greetings such as handshakes and hugs will not be employed, and physical contact will be avoided.

Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Prior to the event, returning students and family/guests will be encouraged to bring/wear face coverings. Upon request, NGU will provide one adjustable, machine-washable mask for returning students in the campus store (ID required). Gaiter and mask style face coverings, filters and other PPE items will be available for purchase in the campus store. All NGU staff members will wear protective masks during the event.

Greer Campus

 

New and returning students studying at the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer will conduct their orientations online through Blackboard®. Students will receive detailed information through email.

 

For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.

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