Freshman orientation programs vary among colleges. Some schools provide a one-day crash course on campus life; other schools invite students for a longer period before school begins. Additionally, some schools may be holding orientation virtually or a mix of both.

  • Meet other students and make new friends

  • Meet with academic advisors and discuss classes and majors

  • Complete course selections and registration *

  • Learn about academic expectations

  • Learn about the University’s services and resources

  • Familiarize yourself with the campus

  • Meet with administrators

  • Learn about student life:

Clubs, groups, events, concerts, etc.

  • High School Transcript

  • College Transcript (Dual Credit Classes)

  • Shot Records

  • SAT/ACT/TSI Scores

*Register early -

If you’re able, I recommend registering for the earliest orientation date possible. Why? During orientation you will pick your classes; classes fill up fast! You want to make sure you get the classes you need and during the time you want!

Side note: some colleges have started charging a convenience fee for online classes. If you register late, and all that's available is online classes, it could end up costing you thousands more.