New Student Orientation and Special Events

Southbound New Student Orientation Leaders


The Office of New Student Orientation helps new students transition from their previous institution to USA. In addition to registering for classes, students become familiar with the campus and resources available for students at USA.


Orientation registration must be completed online. Only admitted students may register for orientation. Use the left navigation menu to select your status (Freshmen or Transfer, Second Degree, Non-Degree & Adult Freshman) and admit term (Fall, Spring or Summer) to view orientation registration instructions. 


All incoming undergraduate students must attend orientation for the academic term in which they plan to enroll. This includes:

  • Incoming freshmen
  • Incoming transfer, second bachelor's, and adult freshman students
  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Pathway USA participants
  • All incoming students that attended orientation for a previous academic term, but did not take classes at the University for that term 

 NOTE: Your orientation fee is only valid for the current term and will be re-assessed if you change your enrollment term. All new students will be assessed the orientation fee.