Program Information

New Students

  • Attendance at an orientation session is required for all students

  • If possible, attendance at a two-day session is encouraged.
  • During Orientation you will:
    • Experience campus life
    • Meet with an academic advisor
    • Register for classes
    • Leave campus with your fall schedule
  • Orientation schedules

What to Bring

  • You must bring:
    • Your Social Security Card or driver's license for your photo ID
  • If you choose a two-day program and stay overnight, you should bring:
    • Sleeping bag/sheets
    • Pillow
    • Towel
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • 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 the first night of the two-day sessions to students only.
  • 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 Session: dinner the first day and breakfast the second day
  • One-Day Session:  lunch

  • We recommend students bring money for snacks if needed.

Directions to Campus & Parking

  • Directions to Campus 

  • Students and families park in Lot A on one-day sessions, and Lot E and Lot E-1 on two-day sessions

  • A temporary permit is required to park on-campus and will be distributed to students and families upon arrival. Please follow "Orientation Parking" signs to the specified lots.

  • More information on campus parking


First-Year Programs Office

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern time)

(603) 862-3488