Freshman Orientation Schedule

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New Student Orientation Tentative Schedule

Times may vary slightly. A final schedule with session locations will be distributed at Orientation. This is the Freshman Schedule, the Transfer Schedule can be seen at on the Transfer Student Orientation webpage.

NOTE: For an updated Freshman Orientation Schedule download the SHSU Guidebook App on your smart phone.



Table Key
Student Only Sessions Parent Only Sessions



DAY 1

ALL PARTICIPANTS

Anytime between
8:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Orientation Check-In at Lone Star Hall
Bearkat OneCard ID Photos Made
Academic Advising and Class Registration
Academic Support Services Fair
   First Year Experience
   Bearkat Learning Community
   Reading Center
   Writing Center
   Math Center
   Newton Gresham Library
   Bearkat Battalion/Army ROTC
   ELITE Program
   Progect Connect TRIO
   Honors College
10:00-10:45 a.m. MBTI/SSI Presentation
10:45-11:30 a.m. MBTI/SSI Presentation
12:00-12:40 p.m. Opening Session
12:40-1:20 p.m. Academics First
1:20-1:30 p.m. Choosing a Major
1:30-1:45 p.m. University Bookstore
1:45-2:00 p.m. How to Pay Tuition and Fees
2:00-2:05 p.m. Transition
  

STUDENT SCHEDULE

2:10-3:00 p.m. Small Group Session 1
3:10-3:40 p.m. Student Break Out Session 1
   Group A: IT@Sam
   Group B: Bearkat OneCard
   Group C: Getting Involved
3:50-4:20 p.m. Student Break Out Session 2
     Group A: Bearkat OneCard
     Group B: Getting Involved
     Group C: IT@Sam
4:30-5:00 p.m. Student Break Out Session 3
     Group A: Getting Involved
     Group B: IT@Sam
     Group C: Bearkat OneCard
5:10-5:50 p.m. Student Dinner
6:00-6:40 p.m. Small Group Session 2
6:45-7:35 p.m. Passport to SAM (Parents/family members present)
Parents/family members are dismissed for the evening at the conclusion of Passport to SAM
7:45-8:35 p.m. Spirit Rally
8:45-10:00 p.m. Bearkat Bash
10:10-11:00pm Socialize and Games
11:00 p.m. LIGHTS OUT - Residence Hall Doors Lock for the night
  

PARENT SCHEDULE

2:05-2:30 p.m. Bearkat OneCard
2:30-2:40 p.m. Student Involvement
2:40-2:50 p.m. SHSU Parents' Association
2:50-3:00 p.m. First-Year Experience
3:00-3:10 p.m. Student Legal Services
3:10-3:20 p.m. Public Safety Office
3:20-3:30 p.m. Alert Notification
3:30-3:45 p.m. Stretch and Coffee Break
3:45-4:05 p.m. New Chapter
4:05-4:15 p.m. Academic Resources
4:15-4:25 p.m. Counseling Center
4:25-4:35 pm Disability Services
4:35-4:45 p.m. Library Services
4:45-4:55 p.m. SHSU Alumni Association
4:55-5:10 p.m. City of Huntsville
5:10-6:00 p.m. Parent Dinner
6:10-6:40 p.m. Parent Dessert Reception
6:45-7:35 p.m. Passport to SAM (Parents/family members present)
Parents/family members are dismissed for the evening at the conclusion of Passport to SAM

DAY 2

ALL PARTICIPANTS

7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:10-8:40 a.m. Small Group Session 3 - Students
8:10-8:40 a.m. Parent Orientation Leader Panel - Parents
8:50-9:20 a.m. Meet Your Dean
9:30-9:45 a.m. Health Center
9:45-10:00 a.m. Safety for College Students
10:00-10:30 a.m. Student Conduct
10:40-11:00 a.m. Family Session 1 (choose one of the following to attend)
  Bearkat Camp
  Greek Life
  First Generation
  Library Services
  Money Management
  Financial Aid
  Student Employment
BlackBoard Introduction
11:10-11:30 a.m. Family Session 2 (choose one of the following to attend)
  Bearkat Camp
  Greek Life
  First Generation
  Library Services
  Money Management
  Financial Aid
  Student Employment
BlackBoard Introduction
11:40-12:00 noon Family Session 3 (choose one of the following to attend)
  Greek Life
  First Generation
  Library Services
  Money Management
  Financial Aid
  Student Employment
BlackBoard Introduction
12:10-12:30 p.m. Commuter Student Breakout Session
12:10-12:35 p.m. Residence Life
12:35-12:45 p.m. Leadership Initiatives
12:45-12:55 p.m. Dining Services
12:55-1:05 p.m. Athletics
1:05-1:20 p.m. Closing Session
1:20-3:20 p.m. Return Keys to Lone Star Hall
1:20-5:00 p.m. Alternate Afternoon Activities
     Academic Advising
     Class Registration
     Campus Tours
     Residence Hall Tours
     Sam Houston Museum
     Campus Offices Open
     Explore Huntsville


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