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

Online Orientation

  • Orientation Dates

    Find a Session to attend!


    Session Dates

    Registration Status


    Session Dates

    Registration Status

    January 10th Closed January 10th Closed
    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 Closed
    Thursday, June 28th – Friday, June 29th Closed
    *Thursday, July 12th – Friday, July 13th Closed
    Thursday, July 19th – Friday, July 20th Closed
    Thursday, July 26th – Friday, July 27th Closed
  • StrengthsQuest Workshop

    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.

  • Contact Information

    Need some help? Call or stop by the office.

    Phone: 936.294.1782

    Office Location:

    Sam Houston State University
    Estill Bldg. Suite 105

    Physical Address:

    Sam Houston State University
    1903 University Avenue

    Mailing Address:

    Accepted Students & Bearkat Orientation
    Sam Houston State University
    Box 2195
    Huntsville TX 77341-2195

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