FAQs

The following FAQs are specific to students that are admitted for Fall 2020 only.

▼   How do I register for Fall 2020 Southbound Orientation?
If you are a new, undergraduate student who has been admitted to USA for Fall 2020, you must register for orientation to enroll at South. If you have not done so already, visit southalabama.edu/orientation and select your student type. Then, select Fall Semester and click the link to register for registration instructions.
▼   How will online orientation work?
Admitted students who have registered for orientation will be added to a online course based on their confirmed orientation session. Academic advising and course registration assistance will be offered as part of the online orientation as well. Details will be provided to the student by email to the address provided on the application.
▼   How will on-campus orientation be offered?
On-campus orientation dates will coincide with other campus events (i.e. Campus Move-In Day, Week of Welcome) in August. Details will be announced via email to students that are registered for orientation. 
▼   Will there still be a Parent Orientation?
Yes, our goal will be to provide an on-campus experience for parents who pay the guest fee. This will take place in August for freshmen parents only and dates will be announced when they become available. Parents are not required to attend orientation and guest fees can be refunded through May 29 with a written request. Refund requests for registrations completed after May 29 will not be considered.
▼   What if I forgot to register my guests for orientation?
There will be an opportunity at orientation check-in to add guests and pay the corresponding fees.
▼   How can I get connected to campus this summer?
Orientation Leaders and other campus partners will host virtual informational sessions and engaging activities every week. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation and click the Engagement tab for a list of events.
▼   What should admitted students be doing to prepare for orientation?
  1. Make sure you are registered and confirmed for you orientation session.
  2. Check your personal email and JagMail for communications.
  3. Complete the Pre-Orientation Checklist at southalabama.edu/orientation.
▼   Will I be refunded my orientation fee? 

Orientation is still a requirement for all new, undergraduate students. Orientation will be offered in two parts, online and in-person. This cost will be covered with the orientation fees paid at registration. If you choose to attend another institution and cancel your admission to USA, you can submit a written request to southbound@southalabama.edu for a refund. Refund requests will be considered through May 29. Refund requests for registrations completed after May 29 will not be considered.