First-Year Orientation

Orientation Leader and group are interacting on the Campus Center Steps

Orientation helped me meet new people and understand what college life will be like.

Attendance at Part 1 and Part 2 of New Student Orientation is required of all incoming first-time-to-college students.

 

The Winter 2024 Orientation Program (Spring 2024 Start)

Part 1: In-Person, orientation program

January 17, 2024:  9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Our on-campus program will help you to meet other students starting classes in the Spring, as well as  learn more about all of our different services and opportunities available to our students!

Part 2: Academic Advisement (approximately 30-45 mins.)

After you sign up for orientation, you will be contacted via you campus email to set up a virtual advisement appointment, where you will be registered for your Spring 2024 classes!
 

The Summer 2024 Orientation Program 

Part 1: In-Person, orientation program

Our programs do have space limits, so we encourage you to register early! Emails about orientation will be sent out via the email you listed on your admissions application, beginning the first week of April. To register for orientation, you must first pay your tuition deposit. Please note that our student programs are overnight, except for the dates where we are offering an extended 1-day program. During this program, it is expected that the student stays for the full length of the program and is fully engaged. We recognize that a full day experience is not for everyone and encourage our students to make the best decision for their needs. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

  • June 27, 2024: Express Session: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. *Times may change slightly as we are still planning! Please note that the express session is a "long day" and is meant to accommodate students who prefer not to spend the night. All students must stay until program dismissal at around 9:00 p.m.

  • July 8, 2024:  Express Session: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. *Times may change slightly as we are still planning!  If you are a member of the Summer EOP or CSTEP programs, you must attend this session! Please note that the express session is a "long day" and is meant to accommodate students who prefer not to spend the night. All students must stay until program dismissal at around 9:00 p.m.

  • July 16-17, 2024: Overnight Session: 10:00 a.m. on Day 1 through 12:30 p.m. on Day 2. *Times may change slightly as we are still planning! If you are planning on living on-campus, OR are unsure about your decision this session is perfect for you! If you are a commuter but want to experience a night in a residence hall, we highly encourage you to participate in these sessions!

  • July 24-25, 2024: Overnight Session: 10:00 a.m. on Day 1 through 12:30 p.m. on Day 2. *Times may change slightly as we are still planning! If you are planning on living on-campus, OR are unsure about your decision this session is perfect for you! If you are a commuter but want to experience a night in a residence hall, we highly encourage you to participate in these sessions!

  • August 8, 2024: Express Session: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. *Times may change slightly as we are still planning! Please note that the express session is a "long day" and is meant to accommodate students who prefer not to spend the night. All students must stay until program dismissal at around 9:00 p.m.

Part 2: Academic Advisement (approximately 30-45 mins.)

In your orientation registration, you will fill out a series of questions that will assist our First Year Experience Office in building your preliminary schedule. After you register for your orientation session,  you will receive instructions on how to setup an advising session to confirm your schedule! This information will be sent by the Office of First Year Experience and will be sent to your campus email.  Advising appointments will be offered both virtually and in person!

*Please note that a $100 orientation fee will be applied to your account.