Griffin GearUp

Griffin GearUp is a program designed for admitted first-year students that includes meeting with an academic advisor, registering for classes, understanding the financial aspect of education at Westminster College, exploring leadership development, and meeting some of your peers.

To keep students and staff safe and healthy, all 2020 Griffin GearUp programs will be virtual. Due to this change, there will not be a guest portion of Griffin GearUp. Instead, Westminster will be developing webinars for parents/guardians throughout the summer. More information about these informational opportunities will be communicated via email, the Westminster website, and social media to students and parents/guardians.

Keep an eye out for an email with more information in the weeks leading up to your Griffin GearUp program. For general questions or concerns, contact the Dean of Students Office at 801.832.2230.

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Virtual Schedule

  • Student “check-in”
  • Welcome from the Griffin Orientation Team
  • Breakout Session (rotations, with breaks included)
    • Registration and scheduling appointment
    • Financial aid, advising, and payment set-up
    • Meet your peers in small groups with an orientation leader
    • Integrated Wellness (Part 1)
  • Program closing and next steps
    • Answer any final questions or concerns
    • Complete program assessment

How to Prepare

Canvas will introduce students to important modules/tutorials on how to navigate important systems and processes at Westminster College. You must complete your Canvas modules before joining the virtual Griffin GearUp. Consider this part 1 of your Griffin GearUp experience and the Virtual Griffin GearUp as part 2.

You will receive more instructions about the Pre-Griffin GearUp canvas modules via email after you register for Griffin GearUp.

Request ADA accommodations at least one week prior to your scheduled Griffin GearUp session by calling the Dean of Students Office at 801.832.2230 or by emailing Oliver Anderson at

Upcoming Griffin GearUps

Email if you cannot attend any of the scheduled GearUp programs. If you need to switch programs after registering, email Oliver Anderson ( If you’re having issues registering, call the Admissions Front Desk (801.832.2200).

Students can only register for 1 Griffin GearUp program. The final Griffin GearUp is the last program for new first-year students to register for fall classes.

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