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Your student will take part in an orientation session, meeting with an advisor to map out his or her academic program for the upcoming semester and beyond. Student Orientation will help your Mountaineer explore Appalachian's academic and social life while assisting your student in 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.
At the same time, you're invited to join your student on campus and attend separate orientation sessions especially for parents and families. You'll have the opportunity to meet faculty members and university administrators who will guide you through programs covering topics from residence halls to academics to campus life.