Orientation Agenda


Following is a sample schedule from 2023. Please note the schedule will change and students should not make arrangements based off of the times/programming listed below.

2023 Student Schedule

Students are required to attend the entirety of their 2-day orientation session, including the overnight stay on campus.  Students may not arrive late, check-out early, or stay overnight off campus (including commuter students) without prior approval from Orientation Programs staff. 

Day 1

8:00-8:45 a.m.  Student check-in for program & overnight accommodations at Belknap Village North Residence Hall (required for all students)

                        Family check-in for program at Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room

9:00 a.m.         Orientation Welcome

9:20 a.m.         Life Inside the Classroom

9:50 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 2                                              

9:00 a.m.         Life Inside the Classroom                                                                                            

10:45 a.m.       Understanding Your Financial Aid Options & Paying Your Bill

11:20 a.m.        Academic Program Overview                                 

12:45 p.m.       Lunch and University Resource Fair                                                               

1:50 p.m.         Campus Health Services                                         

2:00 p.m.         Campus Safety                                                           

2:15 p.m.         Your Student Success

2:30 p.m.         Our Campus Community and Your Responsibility

2:50 p.m.         Athletics                                                                                             

3:00 p.m.         Small Group Meeting 2

3:25 p.m.         Afternoon "YOU CHOOSE" Breakout Sessions (Breakout sessions will represent a variety of campus departments, student resources, and other university business items that you may have questions about.  The full list will be available in your Student Orientation Guide when you check-in.)

5:15 p.m.         Dinner and optional Residence Hall Tours

6:45 p.m.         Evening Programming

8:30 p.m.         Evening Social Options & Student Involvement Fair

10:30 p.m.       Small Group Meeting 3                                              

After the final small group meeting of day 1, all students are expected to stay in Belknap Village North

Day 2

7:45 a.m.         Breakfast                                                                   

8:20 a.m.         Small Group Meeting 4

8:45 - 2:15        Group Rotations including

  • Academic Advising & Course Enrollment
  • Campus Tour or Campus Activity
  • Taking Care of Business Time
  • Lunch
  • Small Group Meeting 5

2:30 p.m.         Small Group Meeting 6

3:30 p.m.         REACH Academic Assistance Programs                                                                                                

3:50 p.m.         First Year Programs

4:00 p.m.         Orientation Program Closing Begins

4:15-5:00 p.m.  Residence Hall Checkout


*Schedule subject to change without notice.       

2023 Family Schedule

Day 1

8:15-8:45 a.m.  Family and student orientation program check-in at the Student Activities Center                                                                                         

9:00 a.m.          Orientation Welcome                                                   

9:20 a.m.          Life Inside the Classroom   

9:45 a.m.          Family Welcome with the Dean of Students                                                   

10:15 a.m.         Parents & Family Association   

10:25 a.m          Dining Services    

10:45 a.m.         Understanding Financial Aid Options & Paying Your Bill

11:30 a.m.          Family Breakout A          

12:05 p.m.         Family Breakout B

12:40 p.m.        Lunch and University Resource Fair

1:30 p.m.          REACH: Academic Assistance Programs                                                                                                       

2:00 p.m.          University Athletics                                                                                                                                                                     

2:10 p.m.          Campus Safety

2:30 p.m.          Campus Health Services                                                                                                                                                           

2:55 p.m.          Understanding Your Student's Major

3:35 p.m.          Family Break

4:00 p.m.          Current Student Panel

4:40 p.m.          Campus Housing & Residence Life

5:00 p.m.          Family Program Closing

5:15 p.m.          Dinner and optional Residence Hall Tours