New Student Orientation

Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your journey begins here.

New Student Orientation includes a variety of programs and events that will set you on the path toward academic and personal success at Saint Leo University. The orientation is an exciting experience that acquaints you with our campus, academic programs, support services, policies, staff and faculty, and is the beginning to your friendships with other new and current students.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, and having the opportunity to work with you over the next four years.

Take a moment to review our helpful New Student Checklist and to download our helpful What's Next guide for new students in order to familiarize yourself with the various documents and tasks you will need to complete prior to your arrival here on campus for the semester.

Fall 2016 New Student Orientation: Week of Welcome

All first-year and transfer students are required to attend orientation programs. However, there’s no need to register in advance. The "Week of Welcome" orientation event begins with Move-In Day and concludes on the first day of classes.

All first-year and transfer students in the University College are required to attend orientation programs. A charge of $310 will be assessed to each new student’s account as a one-time only required New Student Orientation fee.

Key Dates

Tuesday, August 16
Move In Day - New International Students
Move In Day - New Honors Program Students 

Wednesday, August 17
International Student Orientation
Honors Student Orientation

Thursday, August 18
Move In Day - New Domestic Students
Welcome Ceremony

Thursday-Friday, August 18-19
New Student Orientation 

Sunday, August 21
New Student Trip

Tuesday, August 23
*First Day of Classes - ALL STUDENTS (*mandatory) 

Transfer and Commuting Students

We encourage transfer and commuting students to attend the entire program.

International Students

Move In Day - Tuesday, August 16

For more information on orientation for international students, including support services  specially tailored to your needs, contact the International Student Services Office at (352) 588-8489, or email Paige Ramsey-Hamacher, Saint Leo's Director for Multicultural and International Services.

Contact Us

For questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact orientation@saintleo.edu or call us at either (352) 588-7222 or (352) 588-8499.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Orientation

All first-year and transfer students in the University College are required to attend orientation programs. These programs are designed to acquaint students with University Campus, academic programs, Student Affairs offices and services, University policies, the faculty, staff and administration and other members of the student body. Participation in the orientation program sets students on a path towards academic and personal success at Saint Leo University. A charge of $310 will be assessed to the account of new students beginning in the Fall semester as a one-time only required New Student Orientation fee.

New Student Orientation will occur Thursday and Friday, August 18-19, and is designed to assist students in making a smooth transition to Saint Leo University. Orientation Leaders will meet students upon arrival and will guide them through the orientation process so that all students will be settled and ready for success when classes begin on Tuesday, August 23.

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