At Orientation

Directions

Orientation participants and guests must park in the Marx Library lower parking lot. Due to this summer's campus growth projects, we encourage you to follow the Orientation parking signs, which will lead you to the correct location for parking. Orientation Leaders will be there to assist you.

If you use Google Maps for directions, bypass routes that do not lead you to Old Shell Road. USA North Drive and USA South Drive will be closed in some areas. Orientation participants and guests must use the Stadium Drive main entrance and park in the designated lot by the Marx Library.

Please use our campus map for additional assistance or take a moment to view our Southbound Orientation parking map.

 

Agendas

▼   Transfer, Adult Freshman, Second Bachelor’s and Non-Degree Seeking Students

Orientation sessions for transfer, adult freshman, transient, second bachelor’s and non-degree seeking students are held for spring, summer, and fall semesters, according to the student’s admitted term of entry. These sessions are for students only. An abbreviated schedule is outlined below:

Schedule
7:00 a.m.      Check-in
8:00 a.m.      Welcome Session & Presentations
10:00 a.m.    Academic Advising and Course Registration

 

▼   Freshman Students

Freshman orientation sessions are held for spring, summer, and fall semesters, according to the student’s admitted term of entry. Abbreviated schedules are outlined below:

Spring/Summer

Time Event
7:00 a.m.  Check-in
8:00 a.m.  Welcome Session & Presentations
10:00 a.m.  Academic Advising and Course Registration

Fall

Time  Event
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Check-in & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome Session
8:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Student Services Sessions & Breakouts
12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.  Advising and Course Registration
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.  Orientation Check-out
▼   Parents

Parent orientation sessions are only offered in June and July and are separate from student sessions. Parents must attend on the same day as their incoming freshman student. An abbreviated schedule for parent orientation is outlined below:

Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome Session
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Parent Sessions
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m. Parent Sessions
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Orientation Check-out

 

What to Bring

▼   Photo Identification
You will need a photo ID to have your Student ID made.
▼   Laptop or Tablet
To expedite the registration process, we highly recommend students bring a personal laptop or other electronic device (iPad, tablet, etc.).
▼   Umbrella/ Light Rain Jacket
You never know when we might get a summer afternoon shower!
▼   Comfortable Clothing
Wear comfortable clothing for a summer day, but bring a jacket for indoor sessions where it may be cooler. Tennis shoes or other comfortable shoes will be helpful while becoming familiar with the campus on foot.
▼   A Backpack
You will be receive an orientation packet with information that will help as you transition to South. We also suggest that you bring a fillable water bottle as the summer in Mobile, AL can be warm and humid. It's much easier to keep track of these things if you have a small bag to keep them in.
▼   Course Credit Documents
If you have any transcripts or test scores that may affect your course registration, please bring an unofficial copy to orientation for reference.