Going to college can be both exciting and stressful. Facing new academic challenges, building connections, and navigating an unfamiliar process can be difficult. The office of Orientation, Transition and Family Engagement supports students through this journey in host of ways. Beginning with orientation, we provide opportunities for first-year students (freshmen), transfer students and parents/families to learn about valuable resources, connect with their peers, and prepare for success. The process of transition continues well beyond orientation! As part of the Southern Success Center which includes the First-Year Experience program, Career and Professional Development , Academic Success Center, and Academic Advising we work collaboratively to provide a holistic approach to student success.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Regarding Summer Orientation Programs


August 3rd 

Starting Monday, August 3rd, we are available on campus! Please visit the “Contact Us” tab for more information on how to schedule an appointment or connect with us. 
New Owls, mark your calendars for New Owl Welcome! All first-year students will be able to wrap up their summer with New Owl Welcome, which is week-long programming, all to prepare you for your first day of classes! Please visit the “First-Year Orientation” tab for dates and more information about New Owl Welcome!


The New Student and Sophomore Programs Office remains open and available to answer questions about June Orientation for first-year students (freshmen), Parent & Family Orientation and TRANSFERmation (Transfer Student Orientation).


We encourage students to continue making progress in Next Steps which is located in the Undergraduate Admissions Portal. This includes registering for orientation!

Please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the most up to date information to the University’s response.

Please contact us via email at orientation@southernct.edu or call (203) 392-5189 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday or connect with us via Live Chat.