New Student Orientation
Guidebook for New Student Orientation
Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, or a parent/family member, the Orientation & First-Year Experience team will help you settle into Homewood by providing information about campus resources and ways to get engaged in your new community.
New Student Orientation is a five-day program in August that will leave you prepared and excited to begin your first year. With the assistance of a First Year Mentor, students will get an overview of academics, student life, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.
New Student Orientation will be held from Saturday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Fall semester classes begin on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
If you are a transfer student, you will be able to move in on Thursday, August 24, 2017, and will have a separate orientation program that begins in on Friday, August 25, 2017. Stay tuned for more details.
The Office of International Services will host an orientation program for international students. International students should soon be receiving information from OIS regarding their arrival and this orientation program. Following the international orientation program, students will then participate in the larger New Student Orientation program from the evening of Saturday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 30.
Parents and Families
Orientation Program Schedules
Below are the schedules for our Parent and Family Orientation programs. Please note that each schedule is specific to the program that you plan on attending based on your student’s move-in date.
- PDF Document: Saturday, August 19: Week-long Pre-O’s and early move-in student athletes
- PDF Document: Wednesday, August 23: JUMP and 2.5 day Pre-O’s
- PDF Document: Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27: Main move-in days
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