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.
Spring Orientation Dates
Wednesday, January 8th (Transfer)
Thursday & Friday, January 9th and 10th (Freshman)
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).
Register for Parent Orientation online
Cost: A registration fee for New Freshman and New Transfer parents will be charged per person for the parent orientation program. The registration does include a meal so you do not need to purchase an additional meal.Please note that the charge for the student orientation program is a separate charge for all new incoming students which is billed to their student accounts after they attend this program.
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.
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.