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 2019 - 2020 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend (transfer hours do not count). Students who are needing to complete Online Orientation are encouraged to visit our office to receive their orientation material.  Students are encouraged to complete the Accepted Student Checklist found online

Optional for all students who graduated high school BEFORE the 2019-2020 academic year

  • Orientation Dates


    Session Dates


    Session Dates

    Thursday, June 11th - Friday, June 12th Friday, January 10th
    Thursday, June 18th - Friday, June 19th Monday, June 8th
    Thursday, June 25th - Friday, June 26th Monday, July 20th
    Thursday, July 9th - Friday, July 10th
    Thursday, July 16th - Friday, July 17th
    Thursday, July 23rd - Friday, July 24th

    Sessions marked with (*) are our StrengthsQuest sessions, please visit the FAQ page for more information
    + Sessions marked with a (+) are the sessions we've designated for our out-of-state students, please visit the FAQ page for more information

  • StrengthsQuest Workshop & Orientation

    More information to come!

    Need some help? Call or stop by the office.

    Phone: 936.294.1782

    Office Location:

    Sam Houston State University
    Ragsdale Visitor Center
    2nd Floor

    Physical Address:

    Sam Houston State University
    1905 University Ave
    Huntsville, TX 77340

    Mailing Address:

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

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