Dean of Students

Pre-Orientation Experience

The time you spend outside the classroom can be just as important and impactful as the time you spend in class. Many first-year students come to Union ready to get involved – but need a little help finding something that fits just right.

Union offers three innovative, optional Pre-Orientation programs to give incoming students a jump-start on their college experience. All three programs will take place from September 6-8, 2021. Choose between three experiences that offer community engagement, leadership development or exposure to the outdoors.

Community Pre-O Experience Leadership Pre-O Experience Outdoor Pre-O Experience

Registration for all programs begins June 21, 2021 at 9:00am EST.

Programs run Sept. 6 - 8. Students will arrive September 6.

COST: $400 (automatically billed to your account)

Students whose financial situation may limit their participation in these programs may contact the Limited funding is available to cover the program fees through Union's Making U Possible initiative.

The deadline to withdraw from programs without incurring a charge is Aug. 13. After Aug. 13, all charges are non-refundable.

*Please note: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

First-year international students who have signed up for pre-orientation will still be able to attend part of the international orientation (held Sept. 7-8).

Important Dates

June 21, 2021 - Registration opens at 9:00am EST

August 13, 2021 - Registration deadline is at 11:59pm EST

August 13, 2021 - Cancellations accepted through August 13

September 6, 2021 - Move in for Pre-Orientation

September 6 - 8, 2021 - Pre-Orientation Experiences