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 25 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Participation in all Orientation programming is expected of all new students. Fall semester classes begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
If you are a transfer student, you will be able to move in on Thursday, August 23, 2018, and will have a separate orientation program that begins in on Friday, August 24, 2018. 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 25 through Wednesday, August 29.
Parents and Families
Orientation Program Schedules
Parent and Family Orientation will take place on Saturday, August 25 beginning midday through Sunday, August 26, ending in the early evening. Specific times and programs will be announced by early-July.
Parents and Families who will be dropping off their student early for Pre-Orientation programs will also have the opportunity to participate in a condensed Parent and Family Orientation immediately following their student’s move-in. Again, specific dates, times, and programs will be announced by early-July.
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