Transfer & Adult - Fall Semester

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Welcome to Southbound Orientation! You are here because you are a Fall 2021 undergraduate student:

  • transferring from another institution to complete your degree
  • who is 23 years of age or older and have not yet attended college
  • seeking a second bachelor’s degree

Students admitted to the professional component of nursing and graduate students will receive a specialized orientation through their departments. Transient and non-degree seeking students are not required to attend orientation.

We look forward to helping our new Jaguars transition to USA! Orientation Leaders will lead the way, providing new students with information about our campus, student services and support, and other resources.  Registration for Southbound New Student Orientation is scheduled to open in March and regular sessions for incoming Fall 2021 students will run June to July 2021.

New students must be admitted before registering for orientation. Orientation will primarily be delivered online via Canvas and Zoom with various opportunities to engage with current students and staff virtually. More details will be provided following orientation registration. There is an orientation fee of $50. This university 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 31, 2021. No refunds will be issued after May 31, 2021 for incoming Fall 2021 students. 


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

(251) 460-7093