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 2018 - 2019 high school graduates are REQUIRED to attend (transfer hours do not count)

Optional for all students who graduated high school BEFORE the 2018-2019 academic year

  • Orientation Dates


    Session Dates

    Registration Status


    Session Dates

    Registration Status

    Friday, January 11th CLOSED Friday, January 11th CLOSED
    Thursday, June 6th – Friday, June 7th OPENS FEB. 15th Monday, June 10th OPENS FEB. 15th
    Thursday, June 13th – Friday, June 14th OPENS FEB. 15th Friday, August 2nd OPENS FEB. 15th
    *Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st OPENS FEB. 15th
    +Thursday, June 27th – Friday, June 28th OPENS FEB. 15th
    *Thursday, July 11th – Friday, July 12th OPENS FEB. 15th
    Thursday, July 18th – Friday, July 19th OPENS FEB. 15th
    Thursday, July 25th – Friday, July 26th OPENS FEB. 15th

    * 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

  • 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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