Orientation is an exciting time for college students and families. Your student's orientation is mandatory and will have three parts. We have programming that you can participate in as well:
- an online orientation that you will be able to complete at your own pace. Once your student registers you for Orientation, you will receive access to your online orientation in mid-May; and
- an In-Person, on campus program in Springfield. Students can bring up to two guests to our in-person sessions that will include information about financial assistance, student billing, academic expectations, and more.
- our Fall First-Year Welcome Days (August 16, 17, and 18).
How Much Does Orientation Cost
There is a mandatory Orientation Fee that is assessed to each student and covers some expenses for the student for Orientation (both online and in-person). The University covers most of the costs related to your student's orientation to keep the costs affordable. The Orientation Fee is mandatory and non-refundable.
Additional Guest Fee
There will be an additional guest fee of $25/person to cover the cost of the publications, mailings, staffing, and lunch at Orientation. The guest fee is non-refundable. You can pay the Guest Fees online with the student orientation fee. We cannot accept payment onsite.