Bearkat Orientation

Bearkat Orientation is here to help you succeed in your transition. Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Orientation program is a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered and get started navigating the logistics associated with starting college or transferring from one school to another. It is also an opportunity to make friends and have FUN! The Bearkat Orientation Program hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction sessions for all new SHSU students and their families.

All 2017 - 2018 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend (transfer hours do not count)

Optional for all students who graduated high school BEFORE the 2017-2018 academic year

Session Dates
Registration Status
Session Dates
Registration Status

January 10th


January 10th

Thursday, June 7th – Friday, June 8th Closed Friday, August 3rd Open
Thursday, June 14th – Friday, June 15th Closed Friday, August 17th Open
*Thursday, June 21st – Friday, June 22nd Open
Thursday, June 28th – Friday, June 29th Open
*Thursday, July 12th – Friday, July 13th Open
Thursday, July 19th – Friday, July 20th Open
Thursday, July 26th – Friday, July 27th Open

Attending Orientation on June 21st - 22nd or July 12th - July 13th?

The Bearkat Orientation Program and Leadership Initiatives is partnering to host StrengthsQuest Workshops for those students that are interested in learning more about their Strengths! 

Students must be registered for the appropriate orientation and will be provided access to take the CliftonStrengths inventory.  Each workshop will take place a day before their orientation. Lodging and dinner will be provided.  Spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Register here for Session 3 (June 21st-22) StrengthsQuest Workshop taking place on June 20th.

Register here for Session 5 (July 12th-13th) StrengthsQuest Workshop taking place on July 11th.

Accepted Students & Bearkat Orientation
Estill Building Suite 105| Box 2195| Huntsville, Texas 77341-2195
Phone: 936.294.1782 | Fax: 936.294.1199| Email:

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