Freshmen - Fall Semester

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All students who are 2020 high school graduates and students who are first time freshmen under the age of 23 must attend New Student Orientation.

If you are 23 or older and are not transferring from another institution, we recommend you attend our Transfer & Adult Freshman orientation session. We look forward to helping you transition to USA and will familiarize you with the campus, student services, and assist you in registering for classes.

New students must be admitted before registering for orientation. Orientation will be served in two parts. The first part will be online and you can register for a session below. The second part will occur the week before classes start and be aligned with campus move-in.

There is an orientation fee of $100. This fee cannot be waived and is required at the time of orientation registration. If your orientation plans change and you choose to cancel your registration, please contact our office directly to provide notification of the change. For refund consideration, a written notice of cancellation and refund request must be received by May 29, 2020. No refunds will be issued after May 29, 2020. 


Fall Semester 2020

The Southbound New Student Orientation date(s) for Fall 2020 incoming freshmen are:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 1 - Closed
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 2 - Closed

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 3 - Closed
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 4 - Closed

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 5 - Closed    
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 6 - Closed   

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 7 - Closed        
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 8 - Closed

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 9 - Closed     
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 10 - Closed

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - Freshman Orientation Session 11 - Closed


Students who missed the sessions above, but still plan to enroll at South, will be invited to sign up for a virtual orientation via Zoom. The registration form will be emailed to admitted students who have not already registered for orientation.


Register for your Fall 2020 Southbound Orientation today!


Please note:

Fall orientation is being served in two parts. The first part is online and this will cover the sessions planned for June and July. The second part will occur the week before classes start and be aligned with campus move-in, August 8-16, 2020. Students who have completed the online orientation have been emailed directions to sign up for in-person orientation. Students who have not will be contacted about completing orientation virtually via Zoom.

This results in an even fuller Orientation, with more content, activities, and ways to learn about South and connect with even more members of our community. And we are excited to be delivering it to you. We will provide further instructions and details become available.


If you have additional questions, please call or email the New Student Orientation Office:

(251) 460-7093