Orientation

Parent Orientation

Your student will take part in an orientation session, meeting with an advisor to map out his or her academic program for the fall or spring and beyond. At the same time, you're invited to join your student on campus, meet faculty members and administrators, and attend sessions especially for parents and families covering topics from residence halls to academics to campus life.

 

  • Remaining Fall 2016 Orientation Dates options for Freshmen
    *Thursday & Friday, Aug. 11 and 12 *Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.

  • Remaining Fall 2016 Orientation Dates options for Transfer Students
    *Wednesday, August 10 *Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.

  • Remaining Fall 2016 Orientation Dates options for Early College Freshmen
    *Wednesday, August 10 *Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August date for others with exceptional circumstances.

 

Registration

After your student has registered for his/her Orientation session (Please Note: IT MAY TAKE 1-2 HOURS AFTER YOUR STUDENT REGISTERS, BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER YOURSELF), you can register to attend the Parent & Family Orientation program on the same day (s). ***Orientation fees are not refundable***

  • Register for Parent and Family Orientation
  • Cost:  For two-day orientation sessions, a $60.00 registration fee per parent/family member will be charged for the Parent and Family Orientation program. Additional guests are charged $40.00 per person. For one-day orientations, a $45.00 registration fee per parent/family member will be charged for the Parent and Family Orientation program. Additional guests are charged $40.00 per person. The registration does include one meal so you do not need to purchase an additional meal unless you have a guest that will be joining you for the meal only and not ANY sessions.
  • Planning for your Parent session (Schedules, what to bring, parking, etc.)

Student Orientation

Student Orientation will help your student explore Appalachian's academic and social life and assist your child with their transition to our campus. Advisors will help them plan a program of study specific to their needs, skills and interests. In addition, students can meet with professors in their area of interest and, of course, other new students. All new students, freshmen and transfer students, are required to attend Orientation.

 

Register for Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation Schedules:

Freshman Orientation Schedule for August 11
Download: 2016 Parent Orientation August Freshman Schedule

 

Transfer & Early College Orientation Schedule for August 10
Download: Parent Orientation 1 Day Schedule 2016 final

Understanding Your Students Orientation Session

Student Orientation will help your student explore Appalachian's academic and social life and assist your child with their transition to our campus. Advisors will help them plan a program of study specific to their needs, skills and interests. In addition, students can meet with professors in their area of interest and, of course, other new students. All new students, freshmen and transfer students, are required to attend Orientation.

Prior to Orientation, your student should:

  • complete all appropriate online placement tests
  • complete the Early Registration Advising (ERA) online tutorial and successfully complete the quiz
  • register for first semester classes through Web Registration once he/she has completed the ERA quiz and received the access PIN via their appstate email account.

Other helpful links:

Class registration information

Please encourage your student to thoughtfully complete the above tasks to be better prepared for Orientation. A positive experience at Orientation will provide a strong foundation to your students college career at Appalachian State University.

Contact Us

Allison Dodson
Interim Director, Parent & Family Services
828-262-7398
dodsonas1@appstate.edu

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