FAQs

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

▼   How do I register for Fall 2021 Southbound Orientation?
If you are a new, undergraduate student who has been admitted to USA for Fall 2021, you must register for orientation to enroll at South. An email with further instructions will be sent to all students admitted for Fall 2021.
▼   How will online orientation work?

Admitted students who have registered for orientation will be added to an online course and scheduled to meet with their Orientation Leader, based on their confirmed orientation session. 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 send an email to 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 virtually on the day and at the time that was confirmed at the time of orientation registration.

After a student signs up for orientation, they will also be contacted to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor. Beginning April 20, advisors will offer assistance with course registration virtually. This process will run independently of virtual orientation with your Orientation Leader. For most students, this advising appointment will take place prior to the student's meeting with their Orientation Leader, but depending on availability, it could also take place after. Details will be provided to the student via JagMail.

 

▼   Will an on-campus orientation be offered?
We plan to offer optional, in-person events to admitted students prior to the start of class. Invitations to these on campus sessions will be emailed to students who have registered for the required orientation at the end of the spring. In the meantime, check your email throughout the summer for opportunities to engage.
▼   Will there be a Parent Orientation?

Various online resources and virtual opportunities will be provided 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 during the summer. 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 May 15, 2021, if the student no longer plans to enroll in Fall 2021.