- Register for courses
- Create an academic plan for their first year
- Develop a community with the other first-year students who will be in your First Year Experience program seminar group
- Gain a head start on a successful, enjoyable college experience, and will make your transition in September much easier
- Bond with your New Student Leader - who serves the role of mentor, advisor, acquaintance, facilitator, and resource for incoming students
- Meet faculty and staff members and learn more about the expectations of the faculty-student relationship
- Stay overnight in the residence halls
- Have fun!
First-year students should carefully review the First-Year Student Guide prior to Orientation.
After May 1, students can complete Student Registration via their online First-Year Checklist. An Orientation fee that appears on the fall semester tuition bill covers the student cost for Orientation in June and Fall Welcome in September.
After May 1, parents/guardians can register via the online Parent/Guardian Registration, available after May 1. An Orientation fee of $80 per parent/guardian is charged at the time of registration.
Parents/Guardians have the option of commuting from home for the two-day session or making reservations to stay at a local hotel. The University has arranged with these hotels to hold a block of rooms at a discounted rate.
- Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes
- Toiletries (including a towel)
- Pillow, sheets and blanket, or sleeping bag
- Small fan
- First-Year Student Guide
For more information or assistance:
Student Programs & Leadership Development (203) 254-4053
Office of the Dean of Students (203) 254-4211