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.

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 are encouraged to complete the Accepted Student Checklist prior to orientation. 

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 (FULL) 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


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