Accepted Students & Bearkat Orientation

COVID-19 Update

Student health and safety is a priority at Sam Houston State University. Due to COVID-19, all summer 2020 Bearkat Orientations sessions will be conducted in a virtual format.  Our office will contact all students who are currently registered for orientation with additional information. 

In the meantime please visit the Orientation 2020 FAQs. If a change in orientation dates becomes necessary, we will let you know immediately. The most up-to-date information can be found on the Sam Houston State University COVID-19 website.

Becoming a Bearkat

The Office of Accepted Students & Bearkat Orientation (ASBO) provides accepted students and their families with the essential tools, in their transition, to succeed at Sam Houston State University. With purposeful programming, intentional communication and positive introductions, ASBO fosters belonging that encourages students to persist through their college experience. Through a superior student-centered learning approach, ASBO prepares student leaders to engage students by creating meaningful relationships and providing resources that are vital to becoming a Bearkat.

Virtual Office Hours

If you have questions about your transition to Sam Houston State University our office is currently holding Virtual office hours from

9am-4pm Monday-Friday! An ASBO student worker will be on the zoom meeting ready to chat! Just follow the link below to enter the waiting room, 

https://shsu.zoom.us/j/94515176506