What Should I Bring to Freshman Orientation?

Your Orientation session reminder with detailed instructions will be sent to your CardMail (University Email account) two days before your orientation session.  Make sure to check your CardMail regularly for Orientation and other departmental updates! 

  • Overnight linens (twin XL sheets, pillow, blanket - whatever you need to be comfortable for a one-night stay in a traditional residence hall room!)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing appropriate for weather(rain jacket, umbrella, comfortable shoes)
  • Printed Orientation Parking Pass (leave on your car dashboard)
  • Driver's license or some form of ID (for student ID pick-up)
  • Username and password for ULink
  • Financial Aid Verification (if required, you will have been notified via CardMail)
  • Cash for Orientation t-shirt and Book-in-Common($10 each)
  • Materials for taking notes
  • Checkbook and/or credit card (if you would like to pre-order textbooks)
  • List of questions
  • Snacks
  • Extra money for any additional food/snack opportunities
  • Vehicle Registration - Students interested in purchasing/ordering their on campus parking pass during New Student/Family Orientation need to bring a copy of their vehicle registration. This document is REQUIRED to complete the parking pass registration process.

Click here to learn more about what you can bring for the New Cards Orientation Service Project!