FAQs

The following FAQs are specific to students that are admitted for Spring 2021 only.

▼   How do I register for Spring 2021 Southbound Orientation?
If you are a new, undergraduate student who has been admitted to USA for Spring 2021, 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 Spring Semester and click the link to register.
▼   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. After a student signs up for orientation, they will also be contacted to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor. The advisor will offer assistance with course registration virtually as part of the online orientation. For most students, this meeting will take place prior to the student's meeting with their orientation leader, but it could also take place after depending on availability. Details will be provided to the student via email.

Be sure to check your JagMail regularly as you will need to accept the invitation to the online orientation course in order to participate. Your Orientation Leader will also email your JagMail account with orientation specifics after you accept the orientation course. Additionally, students should make sure they are available to meet their Orientation Leader on the day and time that was confirmed at the time of orientation registration.

 

▼   Will an on-campus orientation be offered?
Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, there is not currently a plan to require an in-person orientation component this spring. However, please check your email for other possible opportunities to engage.
▼   Will there be a Parent Orientation?

Various online resources and virtual opportunities will be provide to parents and guardians. 

Please check the For Parents tab for updates.

▼   How can I get connected to campus virtually?
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 Admitted Student Checklist.
▼   Will I be refunded my orientation fee? 

Orientation is still a requirement for all new, undergraduate students and the orientation fee is a university fee that should be paid prior to orientation registration. Formal requests for refunds should be emailed to southbound@southalabama.edu by December 15 for Spring 2021, if the student no longer plans to enroll.