Transfer & Adult - Fall Semester

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Undergraduate students who are transferring from another institution, a transient student, or 23 years of age or older and have not yet attended college are required to attend our Transfer and Adult orientation session. Additionally, non-degree seeking students, and second bachelor's students are required to attend orientation.

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 attending orientation. 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

Transfer and Adult Student Orientation dates are as follows:

Friday, June 19, 2020 - Closed
Friday, June 26, 2020 - Closed
Friday, July 17, 2020

Register for your Fall 2020 Southbound Orientation


Please note:

As the University continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure that our new Jaguars remain informed. Our University decided to extend the use of online learning through the May and Summer terms. Students will not return to campus for classes this May/Summer.

Therefore, our Fall orientation, scheduled to begin in June, will be served in two parts. The first part will be 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.

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 as the online Orientation nears.


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

(251) 460-7093