Priority Freshman Orientation

For Honors College, Leadership, and Luckyday Scholars

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

Day 1

1:30-3 p.m. | Check-in

1:30-3:30 p.m. | Your choice of activities

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

3:45-4:45 p.m. | Welcome sessions

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. | Student program socials 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

  • 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.
  • Optional residence hall tours will be available in the early-mid afternoon. 
  • Students will conclude orientation activities in early-mid afternoon on Day 2.

Parents

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

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

  • 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.
  • Optional residence hall tours will be available in the early-mid afternoon. 
  • Orientation activities will conclude in early-mid afternoon on Day 2.