Orientation & Welcome Weekend

The Toccoa Falls Waterfall
Orientation & Welcome Weekend

Adventure Awaits.

We are excited to welcome you to the Christian College of Georgia as an official Screaming Eagle! Whether you are a first-year student, transfer student, or commuting to TFC, residential orientation is a special time set aside for you to learn how to flourish at Toccoa Falls College with all of the resources available to you. You might even meet your new best friends!

Fall 2024 Move-in/Check-in Day
Date: August 20th
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Gate Cottage

Orientation Overview

The purpose of TFC Orientation is to familiarize students with their new home. At Toccoa Falls College, students will participate in orientation immediately following their move-in and prior to beginning classes for the semester. Incoming students are automatically registered for orientation (TFC 100) and must successfully pass the program through attendance of sessions and minimal assignments.


Welcome Weekend

Every fall semester, Welcome Weekend is hosted the weekend before classes begin for new incoming students to connect with current students on campus. Community activities include the Back to School Bash, hike to Little Falls, visit to the drive-in movies, trivia nights in Odyssey Coffeehouse, brunch in the Dining Hall, Grocery Bingo, dodgeball tournaments, and much more. Students are highly encouraged to participate in Welcome Weekend activities to begin forming community in their new home.

Toccoa Falls College students walking outside campus during orientation
Orientation Sessions:
  • Campus Tours
  • Major Mixers
  • TFC Critical Information
  • Accessing Departments
  • Academic Success Resources
  • Healthy Relationships & Communities

Fall Move In + New Student Orientation

Important Dates:

Move-In: August 20, 2024, 9AM to 3PM

Orientation: August 21-23, 2024

First Day of Classes: August 26, 2024

Spring Move In + New Student Orientation

Important Dates

Move-In: January 16, 2025, 9AM to 12PM

Orientation: January 16-17, 2025

First Day of Classes: January 21, 2025

New Student Orientation FAQs

Do I have to attend New Student Orientation?

Yes, but you will want to! New Student Orientation is your chance to get acclimated to life at Toccoa Falls College and learn how to succeed. You will need to make sure to attend all TFC 100 informational sessions in order to pass TFC Orientation, which is a requirement to graduate.

Do I need to register for New Student Orientation?

No, there is no separate registration needed for orientation. After checking in for registration and moving into your residence hall, you will begin orientation immediately that afternoon.

What if I have scheduling conflicts?

If it is not possible for you to attend New Student Orientation, please make sure to contact your admission counselor and the Student Affairs Office prior to orientation. You can reach us by email at admissions@tfc.edu and studentaffairs@tfc.edu.

Are parents invited to New Student Orientation?

While parents will not attend informational sessions, they are invited to attend a farewell community worship service hosted in Grace Alford Performing Arts Center during the afternoon on move-in day.

What should I expect on move-in day?

August 20th is Move-In/Check-In day for all new students taking classes on campus in fall 2024. From 9 AM to 3 PM, please arrive at Gate Cottage where the bookstore and entrance to the Falls is located. At Gate Cottage, you will complete any necessary paperwork, learn more about orientation, receive a t-shirt, and take your ID photo at the Falls. Once you are cleared at Gate Cottage, you can proceed to move-in to your dorm room. The Dining Hall will be open from 11 AM to 1 PM for lunch. Community Worship and Parent/Family farewell will begin in Grace Performing Arts Center at 4 PM.