First Year Experience

Transitioning from high school to college can be thrilling and intimidating. Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) and Orange EXCELeration are intended to provide guidance for this process and answer questions you may have. We also hope you will use this time to get to know some of your fellow Knights; they are your future roommates, study partners, and friends.

Summer Orientation, Advising, & Registration


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Fall/Winter Orientation

​Click here to meet the 2017 orientation leaders!

Friday, Sept. 1 - Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Orange EXCELeration is your opportunity to meet classmates, learn about campus, and prepare for success beyond your first year.  The students in your orientation group will be in your IS 101 or SCH 101 course, and you will see them around campus.  Get to know them; many will become lifelong friends!

Move-In Details Fall 2017 - COMING SOON
Fall 2017 Schedule


More Information: Ashley Lang, Director of Campus Programming & Assistant Director of the Institute for Leadership Education
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Phone: 319-352-8486