Orientation Registration Open Dates:

Spring Orientation 2024OPEN; Closes January 2, 2024
Summer Term Orientation 2024CLOSED
Freshman Orientation (June/July sessions) 2024CLOSED
August Orientation 2024CLOSED


After you select your orientation session and complete the registration form, your seat for orientation will be reserved. YOUR ORIENTATION REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You will be automatically dropped from your session if payment is not received by 11:59 PM CT the day you register. Go to What I Owe to pay via credit card or eCheck. Your registration will be confirmed once you have paid via What I Owe.

You must be an admitted student, accepted your offer of admission and have paid your enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation. Check MyStatus to verify if you have accepted your offer of admission and paid your deposit.

If your enrollment deposit was waived, you must still accept your offer of admission via MyStatus.

Register early as space is limited and sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions do not have waitlists.

Note that if your family is participating in Family Orientation, it is a separate process and program. You and your family must BOTH register to participate in an orientation session: students register via the New Student Services registration system, and families register on their own system.

If you are admitted to the fall term and are unable to participate in any of the June/July sessions, there is an August orientation session. Registration for August orientation opens in July, and students who did not participate in a June or July session will be sent an email with August orientation registration information. 

All orientation sessions will continue to provide robust programming for incoming students, including August orientation. If all June/July orientation sessions are full for your college, you will automatically see the option to register for August Orientation within the registration portal. Please note: All students may not see the option to register for August Orientation simultaneously as it is dependent on their specific college reaching capacity. 


Registration Status

After registering, you can check your registration status at any time on the registration home page.


Canceling Your Registration

If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so by January 2 for Spring Orientation and two Thursdays before the start of the session you are registered for in June, July and August. Visit your registration home page to cancel your registration.

Please note that if you cancel your orientation session, a $25 non-refundable charge will be assessed, which will be deducted from your refund amount if you have already paid for your
session. You will receive a refund check in the mail within two to four weeks of cancellation. If you do not cancel within the required time period, you will not receive a refund.

Registration for August Orientation cannot be canceled. If you register for a June/July session and fail to participate, you will need to go back into the system and register for August Orientation. Your full payment for the June/July session will transfer to August Orientation but will not be refunded. Students participating in Spring, Summer School or August Orientation are not housed on campus. 

To cancel your session:

  • Visit your registration home page.
  • Login using your EID and password.
  • Select "Cancel Registration" on the right-hand side of your confirmation page.


Switching Orientation Sessions

There is only one Spring Orientation session available to incoming students for Spring 2024.

Switching orientation sessions is not recommended. Orientation space is limited, so it is important to try to attend the session you sign up to participate in. If you need to change your session, you must do so before the registration close date. 

Visit the online registration page and use the following instructions to switch sessions. You will first need to cancel your current reservation before you can register for a new session. You will only be able to switch to a session that has space remaining. Please note if you cancel your registration assuming you can switch to a different session, that switch may not be possible and you could end up losing your spot. You must reregister on the same day or cancellation fees may apply.

IMPORTANT: You should not attempt to coordinate with another student to switch orientation sessions, even if you are both in the same college. There are several factors that determine how many spaces are available in each session and who can fill those spaces. If you cancel your registration assuming you can switch to a different session, that switch may not be possible and you could end up losing your spot.