Orientation Programs – Building a New Start New students and parents are invited to participate in orientation activities during the summer and mid-year breaks. All initiatives are designed to highlight various aspects of the university experience and provide essential information to “build a new start.” First-year students are provided an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff advisors as well as receive their pre-packaged schedules based on test scores. Orientation activities also offer a chance for new students to examine a variety of issues and get answers to any questions they may have, about the institution, academic expectations, campus life and resources, etc. Parents explore ways to enhance their relationship with their university student and to better understand the demands being placed on their student, both academically and financially. In the summer programs, students and parents are invited to participate in a day-and-a-half program with a special overnight opportunity to stay in one of our residence halls. This full program addresses a variety of academic and social aspects and provides multiple ways to connect with student leaders, faculty, and staff to better acclimate new members into the community they are joining. Summer overnight program highlights include: Transitions to university life (both academic and social)Student to student discussionsAcademic sessions from each collegeUniversity Resources FairCommuter and resident student presentationsFinancial aid and student billingCareer Development and parenting university students 101General education requirements and pre-packaged scheduling Special day and evening events for students and parents University students are invited to attend orientation after they complete their basic skills testing prior to or during the summer months. The community looks forward to welcoming new members!