New Student Orientation for Freshmen - July 11-12

May 28, 2008

Transfer students do not attend this summer orientation event. This important event is designed to prepare students and parents for the college experience in the fall. While attendance at the event is not required, it is strongly encouraged as a variety of very important details will be handled during the program. Incoming freshmen unable to attend New Student Orientation must notify their admission counselor.

Complete details about this year’s "Hollywood"-themed event may be found online at the Orientation Page. The New Student Orientation webpage includes comprehensive information on the event including registration, schedule, fees, required forms, travel and accommodation information, transportation to/from campus, and much more.

Incoming freshmen will need to register for the New Student Orientation event via their eLion accounts. A tutorial on how to register may be found at the main NSO webpage or here.

As stated in the 2007-2008 Student Academic Catalog, a charge of $300 will be assessed to each new student’s account as a one-time only required New Student Orientation fee. This fee includes all phases of the Orientation program, including housing and meals.

Students may register up to two (2) guests to attend the parent schedule of events for a fee of $50 per guest. Limited accommodations for up to two (2) parents/guests are available on a first come first serve basis in the campus residence halls for those wishing to stay on-campus. For those parents/guests wishing to stay off-campus, please visit the hotel information area of the New Student Orientation webpage for information on rates and availability. Students should note that the guest fee is applicable for all guests, regardless of whether they opt to stay on- or off-campus. Guest fees may be paid in advance via check or credit card. Please see the NSO webpage for payment information.

In addition to registering for the event, there are a number of important forms that new students and their families need to review, complete and submit prior to attending New Student Orientation. These documents are available for review and download from the New Student Orientation webpage or at here.

For questions about registration for New Student Orientation, payment of guest fees, or notification of inability to attend, please call (800) 334-5532 or e-mail us at

For questions about the New Student Orientation program events, please call (352) 588-8266 or e-mail us at