First-Year

Pre-Orientation Experience

Union offers innovative, optional Pre-Orientation programs to give incoming students a jump-start on their college experience. These programs are a great way to get settled into campus a few days early and to make connections with peers, student leaders and staff even before orientation begins. Choose from three experiences that offer discovery of local culture and community engagement, leadership development, or exposure to the outdoors.

  • Community & Culture Pre-O
  • Leadership Pre-O
  • Outdoor Pre-O

Full or partial funding may be available to cover Pre-O fees through Union's Making U Possible (MUP) initiative for students whose financial situation may limit their participation. Contact firstyearexperience@union.edu with questions.

International Students are required to attend Global Orientation. F-1 Visa regulations require International Students to participate in this mandatory program, therefore International Students cannot also participate in a Pre-Orientation Program.

More details on our 2024 Pre-O programs coming soon.

Registration:

Pre-O program registration will open on June 3, 2024.

Pre-O programs run August 29-August 31. Students will arrive and move in to campus on August 29.

COST: $400 (automatically billed to your account)

The deadline to withdraw from programs without incurring a charge is Aug. 14. After Aug. 14, all charges are non-refundable.

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

Financial Assistance - Union's Making U Possible

Again, full or partial funding may be available to cover Pre-O fees through Union's Making U Possible (MUP) initiative for students whose financial situation may limit their participation. The request form will be available here mid-May. Contact firstyearexperience@union.edu with questions.

For more information about the First-Gen Experience please visit the Office of Intercultural Affairs - First Generation Student Services Webpage.