Frequently Asked Questions about the
Who should attend an on-campus orientation?
Students with fewer than 30 college credit hours and who plan to take courses on campus should participate in orientation. Students can bring 1 or 2 guests
What do I do if I'm taking all classes online?
Online students will find orientation information in the learning management system on the first day of scheduled classes. Additionally, online students are invited to contact their distance learning support specialist by calling 229-317-6241.
Will I be required to participate in orientation if I am a transient student for the summer session?
Transient students who only intend to take classes during the summer session are not required to attend New Student Orientation.
Are transfer students required to attend orientation?
New transfer students with fewer than 30 college credit hours are required to participate in orientation. Transfer students with more than 30 hours will still be required to register for classes before or on the final registration day.
Why do I need to attend the New Student Orientation?
Attending the on-campus orientation will afford opportunities to: initiate the transition to the University; become better informed about the resources, services, and campus life; talk to an academic advisor about selected courses; and register for classes.
What time will the on-campus orientation sessions begin and end?
Check-in for the on-campus orientation sessions varies, so be sure to check the schedule listed under Question 7. Orientations for traditional-age students (18-24) will be full-day programs. Orientations for summer students and adult learners (25 and above) will be half-day programs.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the on-campus orientation?
You will need to bring a photo ID and plan to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Will I be able to meet with an advisor and register for classes during orientation?
All students who attend an on-campus orientation will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss class schedules for the fall semester. Only students who have been fully accepted to the University will be able to register for classes.
What do I need to do if I need to change my on-campus orientation session to a later one?
If you need to change your orientation date, be sure to contact Geraldine Winns at (229) 430-1639 or G. Pat Ridgeway at (229) 317-6919.
What are the dates and deadlines to register for the on-campus sessions?
|June 29th||June 22nd||Traditional Students||7:30 to 9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.||West|
|July 6th||June 29th||Adult Learners||12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.||West|
|July 13th||July 6th||Traditional Students||7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.||West|
|July 27th||July 20th||Traditional Students||7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.||West|
|July 27th||July 20th||Adult Learners||5:00 p.m.||5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.||West|
|May 19th –
|July 27th||Fully Online
|August 11th||—||Traditional Students||7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.||East|
Who should I contact if I have questions about the on-campus orientation?
|Geraldine Winns||(229) 430-1639||On-campus Orientation|
|G. Pat Ridgeway||(229) 317-6919||On-campus Orientation|
|LaQuiela Daniels||(229) 317-6241||Online Learning|
Where do I report for my on-campus orientation session?
Students and guests who plan to attend the NSOP on the Radium Spring Campus are to park in the HPER parking lot and Student Orientation Service (SOS) Leaders will provide information. The May 18th orientation will be on the Gillionville Road campus in the Student Center. Parking will be available in front of the Student Center.
When will I be able to log on to register for the on-campus orientation?
Once you have fully completed the application process, you will then be able to complete the on-campus orientation registration process.
Will meal services be available during on-campus orientation?
With the exception of the May 18th orientation, light snacks, beverages, and lunch will be served to students and one guest. All other visitors will have an opportunity to purchase food and beverages in the University cafeteria.
Will I need a parking decal?
No, parking decals will not be needed. On-campus parking will be available for new students and their guests. On the Radium Springs campus, buses will be available to transport students and guests from the HPER parking area to the site for orientation and back to the parking area. Students on the Gillionville Road campus can park in front of the Student Center.
Who should I contact if I need disability accommodations during orientation?
Contact Geraldine Winns @ (229) 430-1639 to make arrangements about accommodations.
Will I have to pay an orientation fee?
Traditional age students (18-24) who attend an on-campus orientation will be assessed a fee of $185.00 for a full day of activities. Adult learners, 25 and older, and students who attend the summer school orientation for the half-day orientation will be assessed $75.00. Orientation fees will be added to the students’ bill for the fall semester.