Orientation Check-in Information

June and July Sessions

Because you must be on time for orientation, please allow plenty of time to walk from your car to residence hall check-in AND orientation check-in.

Follow the buffaloes! A trail of gold buffaloes painted on the sidewalk designates the most efficient and construction-free route connecting the free orientation parking lots, the residence hall check-in location, and the orientation check-in location.

From residence hall check-in, you will be directed to the residence hall where you’ll spend the night and to orientation check-in at Macky Auditorium. In order to start promptly, students and parents should proceed to check-in and inside the auditorium for their first meeting.

Early Arrivals Overnight Housing Check-In Location for Parents and Students (Day before Orientation): 
Check-in for early arrivals will be in the lobby of Aden Hall at the front desk anytime between noon to midnight the day before your scheduled orientation. Enter using the west front door.

Overnight Housing Check-In Location for Parents and Students (Day of Orientation):
Check-in for overnight housing will be outside in between Farrand Hall and Aden Hall between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled orientation. From there, you will be directed to the hall where you are staying. Check-out for orientation guests is by 5:00 p.m. of day two.

Orientation Check-In Location (Students):
Check-in for the student orientation program will be at the Macky Auditorium south lawn between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. The first meeting is in Macky Auditorium and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Orientation Check-In Location (Parents/Guests):
Check-in for the parent/guest orientation program will be at the Macky Auditorium south terrace between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. The first meeting is in Macky Auditorium and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

August Sessions

Students not living in the residence halls and attending the August orientation sessions do not have an orientation overnight requirement and should proceed directly to the orientation check-in. Evening orientation programming is required for all August first-year students.

New Undergraduate International Orientation Check-in:
is on Friday, August 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. outside on the east patio of the Center for Community (C4C).  The first meeting begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. in this same location.

Transfer Orientation Check-in:
is on Monday, August 18, from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. outside on the Macky Auditorium south lawn.  The first meeting begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. in Macky Auditorium.

First-Year/Freshman Orientation Check-in:
is on Monday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the south lawn of Macky Auditorium. Because all students must be on time for orientation on Tuesday, it is recommended that you arrive and move-in to your residence hall the day before. Your first meeting begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 19.  Meeting locations vary by academic program and will be indicated in the print itinerary you will receive at check-in.

Orientation Check-In Location (Parents):
Check-in for the parent/guest orientation program will also be on the Macky Auditorium south terrace.  All check-in times coincide with the student times.

Please consult the student planning guide (downloaded when the student makes an orientation reservation) for additional details about orientation check-in for your school or college.