Orientation 2014

Orientation Ambassadors

Welcome to Southern Connecticut State University!

We are excited for you to attend and participate in this year's orientation program!

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New Student Orientation

Register for New Student Orientation

Place your reservation for New Student Orientation or Transfer Student Orientation today by visiting your Next Steps. To access Next Steps, log into MySCSU (your student portal) to BannerWeb.

New Student Orientation: Fall 2014

For students who were unable to attend a two-day session, we have added three one-day sessions in July and August. These one-day sessions are scheduled for July 15th, August 5th and August 18th and will be from 8am to 5pm. Please note that we will not be offering a Parent/Family Orientation program on these days. 

Orientation for First-Year Students

Students should plan on arriving to campus by 8:00AM. Mandatory programs will conclude by 5:00PM. 

Session Dates
Session I Thursday, May 29th - Friday, May 30th
Session II Tuesday, June 3rd - Wednesday, June 4th
Session III Tuesday, June 10th - Wednesday, June 11th
Session IV Wednesday , June 18th - Thursday, June 19th
Session V Tuesday, June 24th - Wednesday, June 25th
Session VI Tuesday, July 15th
Session VII Tuesday, August 5th 
Session VIII Monday, August 18th 

Rescheduling Policy

Space in each session is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. While you may reschedule your session up to five days prior to each session, please know that once a session has reached capacity, you will be directed to whichever session has space remaining. If you need to reschedule your session due to extenuating circumstances or emergencies following the rescheduling period, please email orientation@southernct.edu and we will review requests and do our best to accommodate them. Please remember that New Student Orientation, and all programs throughout the two-day session, are mandatory. If you do not attend your New Student Orientation session, your classes may be dropped, and you will not be registered until you attend a New Student Orientation session.

Orientation for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Orientation is the place where your journey begins at Southern. Participation in this one-day program is mandatory and is designed to ease your transition and give you the information you need to succeed at Southern. During Orientation you will be matched with an Orientation Ambassador and a small group of fellow transfer students. You will learn about resources for student success, make connections with other transfer students, be advised and register for classes as well as take a tour. Space in each session is limited and available on a "first come, first serve" basis. We strongly recommend that you sign up as soon as you can commit to a specific date.

Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation Confirmation

Students should have received a confirmation email with important information regarding arrival, parking, times and details. Please see a version of the confirmation email.

We offer two types of Orientation:

We offer five sessions which include a Parent/Family Orientation Program. If you have a parent or family member that would like to attend a Parent and Family Orientation Program, please select a session with "Parent/Family Orientation offered".

Session Date Detail
Session A Friday, May 2, 8:00AM - 5:00PM  
Session B Monday, May 19, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Non-traditional students
Session C Thursday, May 29, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Parent/Family Orientation offered
Session D Tuesday, June 3rd, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Parent/Family Orientation offered
Session E Tuesday, June 10, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Parent/Family Orientation offered
Session F Monday, June 16, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Non-traditional students
Session G Wednesday, June 18, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Parent/Family Orientation offered
Session H Tuesday, June 24, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Parent/Family Orientation offered
Session I Tuesday, July 15, 8:00AM - 5:00PM  
Session J Monday, July 21, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Non-traditional students
Session K Tuesday, August 5, 8:00AM - 5:00PM  
Session L Monday, August 18, 8:00AM - 5:00PM  
Session M Monday, August 18, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Non-traditional students
Session N Friday, August 22, 8:00AM - 5:00PM  

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (203) 392-5782 or send an email message to Orientation@southernct.edu. We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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