Program Information

New Students

  • Attendance at an orientation session is required for all students

  • New, incoming First-Year students must attend a two-day session
  • During Orientation you will:
    • Experience campus life
    • Connect with other new students as well as current upperclass students
    • Meet with an academic advisor
    • Register for classes
    • Leave campus with your fall schedule
  • Orientation schedules

What to Bring

  • You must bring:
    • Your driver's license or valid photo ID for your student ID
  • If students are interested in applying for on-campus employment (work-study or non-work-study) during the Job Fair at Orientation, please be sure to bring the necessary identification:
    • Please visit I-9 Form for reference to the following information. Students will need to provide original unexpired documents for verification.
    • Student employees will not be able to work until the appropriate documentation is received.
  • For the overnight session, you should bring:
    • Sleeping bag/sheets
    • Backpack/Drawstring Bag (to carry your belongings during the day)
    • Pillow
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • Change of clothes
    • Swimsuit and activewear for Become the Roar event
  • Optional items include a small fan, a notebook, pen, and money for snacks


  • Free housing/lodging is available on night one of the two-day sessions to students only. (NOTE: Students that are traveling from a distance are eligible to arrive the night prior to a two-day session and remain overnight in a residence hall at no-cost. Arrangements must be made via e-mail at at least 3 business days prior to their session.)
  • You will be assigned a room in our residence hall.
  • No housing/lodging is offered for the one-day sessions.


  • Meals will be provided in one of the three award-winning dining halls on-campus. The dining halls are "all-you-care-to-eat," that feature many individual food and beverage stations. The following meals will be provided:

  • Two-Day Sessions: lunch and dinner the first day; and breakfast the second day
  • One-Day Sessions for Transfer Students: lunch

  • We recommend students bring money for snacks if needed.

Directions to Campus & Parking

  • Directions to Campus 
  • More information on campus parking
  • Please note, parking regulations are enforced. All attendees will be required to print out their reminder e-mail (received prior to the session) to utilize as a parking permit for the duration of the Orientation program.
    • Two-Day Sessions: Attendees can park in Lot E, E-1, and B
    • One-Day Transfer Sessions: Attendees can park in Lot A