Upon arrival at the hotels, students receive a packet of information that includes an orientation schedule, campus map, academic calendar, preliminary excursion information, and details about local neighborhood resources and services.

During what is typically a three-day orientation, students are introduced to the American College of Thessaloniki’s services, academic resources, financial matters, student activities, and Service-Learning opportunities. Orientation typically also includes a campus tour, an acculturation workshop, a city tour, group meals, cultural activities, and may include a day trip to Vergina.