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Admitted Students


At Orientation you will begin your journey as a Bobcat! Our program is designed to help you and your family begin acclimating to our community. As you become acquainted with our campus, you’ll register for courses and learn about resources and services from a variety of campus partners. We’ll teach you about our traditions, and we’ll help connect you with other incoming students and their families. Each session will offer programs for both students and family members.

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2023 Orientation Dates

New students and their family members may choose one of the sessions listed below.


First-Year Students

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Session 1

  • Students: Thursday-Friday, June 15-16
  • Family members: Thursday, June 15

Session 2

  • Students: Monday-Tuesday, June 19-20
  • Family members: Monday, June 19

Session 3

  • Students: Thursday-Friday, June 22-23
  • Family members: Thursday, June 22

Session 4

  • Students: Monday-Tuesday, June 26-27
  • Family members: Monday, June 26

Session 5

  • Students: Wednesday-Thursday, June 28-29
  • Family members: Wednesday, June 28

Session 6

  • Students: Wednesday-Thursday, August 23-24
  • Family members: Wednesday, August 23
Transfer Students

Choose one of the following:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • Session 2:
    • Families: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    • Students: Thursday, August 24, 2023


International Students

The International Student Orientation hosted by the Department of Cultural and Global Education (required for F-1 and J-1 international students) will take place on August 22. Undergraduate students will also participate in the New Student Orientation on August 23-24. We recommend that international students arrive on Monday, August 21.
Review additional information for international students on MyQ

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