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 2015 - 2016 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend (transfer hours do not count.)

All students who graduated high school BEFORE the 2015-2016 academic year.

 Freshmen Session Dates
Transfer Session Dates

Incoming Freshman Orientation Sessions

Monday, June 5th – Tuesday, June 6th

Thursday, June 8th – Friday, June 9th

Thursday, June 15th – Friday, June 16th

Thursday, June 22nd – Friday, June 23rd

Thursday, June 29th – Friday, June 30th

Thursday, July 6th – Friday, July 7th

Thursday, July 13th – Friday, July 14th

Thursday, July 20th – Friday, July 21st

Thursday, July 27th – Friday, July 28th


Registration will open in Spring 2017

Transfer Orientation Sessions

Friday, January 13th

Monday, August 14th

Friday, August 18th

Registration will open in Spring 2017