New Student Orientation

After new freshmen and transfer students in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education (CBASE) attend an enrollment day and choose a course schedule, their next step is to RSVP for New Student Orientation. The dates for New Student Orientation are Aug.15-18, 2024. This program is mandatory for new incoming students.

RSVP now to attend New Student Orientation.

August 15
Parent & Family Session:
Offered from 2:00-2:30 p.m. or 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Students and Guests:
5:00-5:45 p.m.
Students Only:
5:45-9:30 p.m.
August 16
Students Only:
9:00-10:20 a.m.
Students and Guests:
10:20 a.m.-1:30 p.m.*
Students Only:
1:30-5:00 p.m. & 8:00-10:00 p.m.
August 17
Students Only:
8:45 am-1:30 p.m. & 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Students Living On Campus Only:
5:00-6:00 p.m. & 7:00-8:00 p.m.
August 18
Students Only:
8:00-9:00 p.m.

*Guests will be asked to leave at 1:30 p.m. on August 16, but students will be asked to remain for the remainder of New Student Orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many days am I required to attend New Student Orientation?

A: All new students (Freshmen and Transfers living on, or off campus) are required to attend New Student Orientation on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The only optional sessions will be listed as “Optional” on the schedule.

Q: Are families invited to New Student Orientation, or just students?

A: Families and guests are invited to attend New Student Orientation for certain sessions on Thursday and Friday, noted above.

Residence Life Information

Any questions you may have about our on-campus housing can be answered here, by contacting the Residence Life office at or calling 316-295-5500.