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Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is the time when Grace welcomes new students to campus. This is a free orientation weekend event introducing new students and their parents to the Grace campus family.

We look forward to welcoming Fall 2023 New Students during Welcome Weekend August 19-20, 2023!

Meetings and other events are scheduled throughout the weekend to help first-year students learn about the Grace campus and community and to become familiar with expectations and the campus environment.

In addition, programs are provided during the weekend to help parents learn about the campus community, educational philosophy, and academic commitment of the college and its faculty and administration. First-year students are required to attend the events specified for them on the schedule.
A basic schedule as well as a full tentative schedule are posted below.  More information will be updated as it becomes finalized.

Welcome Weekend Basic Schedule 2023

Saturday, August 19
9am-2pm - New Student check-in and move-in

Saturday, August 19 through Sunday, August 20
4pm (Sat) to 2pm (Sun) - Parent Orientation & Activities
4pm (Sat) to 10pm (Sun) - Student Orientation & Activities

Monday, August 21
Various Times - Academic Advising

Tuesday, August 22
10am-6pm - The HIKE

Wednesday, August 23
8am - Classes begin

*Most events of Welcome Weekend are required for all first year students.
The Campus Store, Student Services Hub, Student Affairs Office, and the Health and Counseling Center are all open during Welcome Weekend to assist new students.

Full Welcome Weekend Schedule

Welcome Weekend - What to Expect

Dorm Life

Commuter Life

Welcome Weekend FAQs

Other Information

Find out about what to bring to college.

Important – New Students! Make sure before you have arrived, that you have completed all items on the Deposited Student Checklist.


To assist parents and/or family members, we have a list of available lodging in the Warsaw and Winona Lake area.

Have questions? We're happy to help.