Orientation Dates

Orientation is here to start you on your journey as a newly accepted Bearkat. The orientation program exists to help new students become familiar with services and programs vital to their successful transition as fully active members of the Sam Houston State University community. These one-day sessions collaborate with other university offices and departments to assist students in gaining the skills, information, and meaningful relationships that are key to successful long-term academic and personal outcomes.

All 2022-2023 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend orientation regardless of transfer hours acquired. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to take part in an orientation session.

Orientation registration opens March 2023. All incoming students receive a personalized Orientation registration link through your SHSU Student Email and via text. Please email orientation@shsu.edu with any questions or concerns regarding your registration information.

Freshman Orientation Dates

Fall 2023
June 21
June 23
June 27
June 30
July 14
July 18
July 21
July 28

Transfer Orientation Dates

Fall 2023
June 16 - Virtual
August 4