Every great story begins with a Genesis!

To help you prepare for your exciting days ahead at George Fox, we invite you to join us for this one-day event. It will be a valuable day of introductions, information and preparation. Let's get started.

Only students who have paid their enrollment deposit may register for Genesis.

Dates for 2020

  • May 14, 15, 16
  • June 17, 18, 19
  • July 17

*Note: Registration for 2020 Genesis will open at a later date

You will

  • Meet with an advisor and register classes for next year
  • Pick up your student ID card
  • Get lots of information that will help you be prepared to start school in the fall
  • Meet some of your future classmates (you will see familiar faces when you move into the residence halls and/or begin classes)
  • Win prizes, talk with current students, and more.

In preparation for Genesis, please read the Genesis Need to Know page. If you are not able to attend, please talk to your admissions counselor.


A session is available for parents, too, tailored to your questions and needs. We ask that parents not sit in on their student's registration/advising session. If you have any questions or concerns at the end of the day, they can be addressed with the admissions or registrar's office staff. 

Note: Spanish translation will be available for all parent sessions on our June 13 Genesis date.

Tentative Schedule

There is no charge for students. The cost is $10 per parent, spouse or sibling. A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for everyone who has registered. Siblings are welcome to attend, although day care will not be provided and there will not be a program designed for young children.

You will receive a detailed schedule when you arrive.
8-8:30 a.m. Check-in and light continental breakfast
8:40 - 9:05 a.m. Official welcome and students meet their student host
9:05 a.m. - 3 p.m. Events for students include:
  • Register for classes
  • Hear from student financial services
  • Hear from residence life
  • Hear about and experience academic life
  • Lunch
  • Hear from health and counseling
  • Hear from current students and parents
  • Get your student ID card
  • Learn about book buying

Events for parents/guests include:

  • Hear from student services (Student and Residence Life, Health and Counseling, etc.)
  • Faculty lecture (experience what a George Fox class is like)
  • Lunch
  • Hear from enrollment services (info on class registration, financial aid, billing/payments, textbooks)
  • Hear from university engagement (info about parent outreach and connection on campus)
  • Parent/student panel (current students and parents will share their experience and answer questions)
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Reconnect and closing
3:30 - 5 p.m. Final Events (optional time): Residence hall tours, shop at the university store, individual appointments with student financial services, etc.


Need a ride? If you're traveling without a parent or guardian from outside the local area, we can pick you up at the Portland airport, train station or bus depot. Call 503-554-2249 or email with your itinerary at least one week before Genesis. The event begins at 8 am and ends at 5 pm, and the airport is about an hour away, so please plan accordingly.

Here are directions to our campus if you will be arriving on your own.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-765-4369 or 503-554-2240.