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 academics and campus life

 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. | Welcome to Your Southern Miss | Bennett Auditorium

9:15 a.m.-Early afternoon | Small group meeting, lunch with your small group, and finalize fall class schedule

Early-Mid afternoon | Check-out, verify class schedule, optional residence hall tours and take care of any remaining business

Students will conclude orientation activities by mid-afternoon on Day 2.

Parents

8:30 a.m. | The Road Ahead: An Orientation for Parents | Thad Cochran Center

9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Parent sessions

  • Parents may attend concurrent sessions regarding financial aid, campus safety and various university services and will have the opportunity to take guided tours of campus.

12:30 p.m. | Lunch on your own (Students will eat lunch with their orientation leader.)

Early-Mid afternoon | Parent check-out, optional residence hall tours, and take care of any remaining business

Students will conclude orientation activities by mid-afternoon on Day 2.