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Fall 2017 New Student Orientation

Orientation Sessions



August 25-26, 2017

Friday, 7:30AM through Saturday at 12PM

Granville Sawyer Auditorium

  • All admitted students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. During the orientation session, students will have an opportunity learn about the university‚Äôs culture and traditions, student resources, campus life as well as academic advising and career services.

  • The orientation fee for all new students is $30 which must be paid prior to attending the orientation session. Students will have the option of spending the night on campus during their orientation session for an additional $40 charge. Staying on campus for the orientation is not required to attend an orientation session but housing space is limited so we encourage students who want to stay overnight to register for a session as soon as possible.

  • The orientation schedule is available online at

  • Parents are encouraged to the orientation session with their student. A list of hotels near the campus is available online at

  • A final orientation session will be offered on August 25-26, 2017 for all students who are not able to attend one of the earlier orientation sessions.  Information about this final session will be added to the orientation website during the summer.  An overnight stay will not be provided during the final orientation session.