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 2021 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 Student Involvement and Orientation at 801.832.2242.

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

Once you are registered for a Griffin GearUp program, you will receive an email with information on how to complete the Canvas Modules. Canvas will introduce you 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.

Contact Jody Katz, director of Disability Services to request any ADA accommodations for Griffin GearUp. You can reach Jody and her team by email,, or by phone, 801.832.2272.

Upcoming Griffin GearUps

The 2021 Griffin GearUp program dates are listed below for new, incoming, first-year students for 2021 Fall Semester. Griffin GearUp registration will open on March 1, 2021. Students can only register for one Griffin GearUp program.