About Student Orientation

Student orientation is mandatory and held annually each fall at the beginning of the semester for all new and returning students. All students enrolled in six (6) or more semester credit hours are required to complete student orientation prior to classes beginning for the fall semester. Students must see their advisor to preregister for orientation.


High school students
Senior citizens
Students with a bachelor or higher degree
Students taking all online classes
Students graduating in December 2020 taking fewer than ten (10) hours

The orientation dates are listed in the Academic Calendar prior to the fall semester. There is no cost for attending orientation. It is important to note that students who do not attend orientation will be required to pay one credit hour of tuition.

Important Points to Remember:

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There will be a lot of walking, and rooms are often cool.
Please remember, do not bring children or other family members to student orientation.

Dates for 2020 Student Orientation:

Helena Campus:
Monday, August 17, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

DeWitt Campus:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Stuttgart Campus:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Times and room locations-TBA