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.

In an effort to keep pre-orientation as an in-person experience, we have combined our traditional offerings and created a robust program that will allow students to rotate through the outdoor experience, the community experience and the leadership experience. Packed with fun activities and events that are designed to help new students explore their co-curricular interests, you'll learn important skills and get to know your peers.

We understand that students have different skills and interests. For example, you might want a more challenging outdoor experience while your friend prefers something more leisurely. With this in mind, you will be able to choose your path for the outdoor portion of the program.

Registration begins July 15 at 9:00am EST. Register here for Pre-Orientation.

Programs run Sept. 2 - 4. Students will arrive August 30 and will participate in three full-day programs.

COST: $400 (automatically billed to your account)

*Please note: Due to Social Distancing guidelines, we must limit the number of participants in this program. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, the move-in date and program start date are both contingent on guidelines set by New York State. The rapidly evolving situation with COVID may impact the move-in date and/or program launch. If this happens, we will reach out to you.

First-year international students who have signed up for pre-orientation will still be able to attend part of the international orientation (held Sept. 2-4).

Important Dates

July 15, 2020 - Registration opens at 9:00am EST

August 15, 2020 - Cancellations accepted through August 15

August 15, 2020 - Registration deadline is at 11:59pm EST

August 30, 2020 - Move in for Pre-Orientation

September 2 - 4, 2020 - Pre-Orientation Experience