In general, check-in for orientation begins at 12pm on Day One and conclude at 6PM, The program will begin again at 8am on Day Two and conclude at approximately 5:30pm. All dates and times subject to change.


Activities during orientation include:

  • Welcome address and greetings
  • Small group time with our orientation leaders and your fellow incoming students.
  • Information sessions about University services, resources, and campus life
  • Math placement exam (for students who are unable to take the exam at home)
  • Lunch and student services/activities fair
  • College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School academic sessions
  • Academic advising and registration for Spring 2015 classes (be sure to complete your pre-registration before attending orientation)
  • Student success workshops
  • Student ID photos
  • Campus safety awareness resources

Orientation attendance is mandatory for all new first year and transfer students. If you cannot attend, please contact the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs.