Freshman Orientation Agenda

Check-in location: Thad Cochran Center, 1st floor

Day 1

2-3:30 p.m. | Check-in

2-4 p.m. | Your choice of activities

  • Take care of business including financial aid, student housing, meal plans, student ID, parking decal, disability accommodations, etc.
  • Attend optional student sessions about campus life and student finances

 4:15 p.m. | Welcome Session

 5-8:30 p.m. | Student and parent sessions and dinner

  • Students and parents will have dinner in the Fresh Food Company and attend sessions together about freshman success, SOAR and class selection.

 8:30-10 p.m. | Eagles after Hours and Parent Reception

 

Day 2

(Parent and students will attend separate programming throughout Day 2.)

Students

8:30 a.m.-until | Student sessions, lunch, and academic advisement

  • Students will attend small group sessions, go to lunch, and meet with an academic adviser for advisement and registration.

Early-Mid afternoon | Residence hall tours and check-out

  • Optional residence hall tours will be available in early-mid afternoon. 
  • Students may begin to check out of orientation during the afternoon and will have another opportunity to take care of any remaining business regarding financial aid, student housing, meal plans, etc.
  • Students will conclude orientation activities by mid-afternoon on Day 2.

Parents

8:30 a.m.-until | Parent sessions and lunch

  • Parents can attend sessions regarding financial aid, campus safety, and various campus services and will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of campus.
  • Lunch will be provided for parents in the Fresh Food Company.  Students will eat lunch with their orientation leader.

Early-Mid afternoon | Residence hall tours and check-out

  • Optional residence hall tours will be available in early-mid afternoon.
  • Students and parents may begin to check out of orientation during the afternoon and will have another opportunity to take care of any remaining business regarding financial aid, student housing, meal plans, etc.
  • Orientation activities will conclude in early-mid afternoon on Day 2.