New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation program is an extensive five-day program that focuses on scholarship, tradition and community. Through meetings with academic advisers, participation in traditional ceremonies and events, and community building activities, you will learn the values of scholarship and community living and have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of your classmates. Orientation for the Class of 2023 will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 25.

International Student Orientation

International students also attend a five-day International Student Orientation. This program gives new international students an opportunity to settle in, explore campus and form a supportive community prior to New Student Orientation. Attendance is mandatory for any international student on a U.S. visa. Each year about 70 students attend this program. International students should plan to arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Students are invited to attend one or more of our pre-orientation opportunities, programs designed to help acclimate students and introduce them to fellow classmates, upperclass students and University administrators before orientation begins. These programs take place Friday, Aug. 16 - Tuesday, Aug. 20.