New Undergraduate Student Orientation

August Pre-Orientation Programs

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Pre-Orientation programs are an opportunity to arrive on campus a few days early, meet other new students with similar interests and participate in engaging service and/or community-building programs before orientation officially begins.

There are community-specific Pre-Orientations for International students (International Student Welcome Days), the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) and the Student Support Services Program (SSSP), so members of those communities do not need to apply to the programs listed below.

Optional Pre-Orientation Programs

If you are not a member of the above communities, you may apply to participate in an optional Pre-Orientation program. Please note that space is limited. You can view the descriptions of these programs below.

How to Apply

Please click on the program you are interested in applying for and complete the application by Wednesday, June 22, 2022. As a reminder, space is limited.  Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified of results by Friday, July 1, 2022.

Fee Information

Optional Pre-Orientation programs have a $175.00 participation fee.  Financial assistance is available. If you would like to be considered for assistance, please contact the Department of Orientation at