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Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

When is Freshman Orientation and Welcome Week?
August 15 -22, 2015

Am I required to attend Freshman Orientation?
Fayetteville State University expects all new incoming students to attend Orientation. It is a time for students to get better acquainted with the University and its customs and traditions.

How do I register for Orientation?
Registration is done during First Steps. Please visit the University College website for First Steps dates.

What business will I take care of during Orientation?
You will get your student ID, take your yearbook picture and handle all financial and immunization matters. Mandatory sessions will occur with your designated Orientation group.

What is an Orientation Leader?
An Orientation Leader (OL) is a returning FSU student who has been trained on campus resources and traditions. Your OL will guide you around campus and answer any questions or concerns you may have during you first week at FSU.

What will I do at Orientation?
During Orientation you will participate in workshops and sessions regarding the University that will help prepare you for your collegiate experence. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with students, faculty and staff. You will also take placement exams and pick up your textbooks. In addition, the week is full of interactive programs and  activities! 

Can I check-in early?
No. Pay close attention to your specific check-in time (late check-in may result in your room assignment being forfeited).  

Where do I park during Orientation?
No parking tickets will be issued on Saturday, August 15, 2015 (as long as you are parked legally). Click Here For More Information

If I cannot attend Orientation are there other options?

What do I do if I have to work?
Please make arrangements with your employer. We can provide documentation that you attended or plan to attend Orientation.

What if I’m a commuting student?
The Orientation is the same for Commuter Students. For addittional help Contact the Commuter and Adult Student Learner Services Office at (910) 672-2112.

Will child care be provided?

What should I wear to Orientation?
Dress comfortably as activities will be conducted indoors and outdoors. Please bring attire suitable for each day’s activities. Don't forget to pack some Bronco Blue! Professional black and white attire is required for the Pinning Ceremony. Additional items you may wish to bring include an umbrella, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Do my parents have to attend Orientation?
We will offer a parent orientation separate from freshman orientation. Otherwise, you may “catch up” at mealtime.

What should I bring to the Orientation Check-In?
All financial paperwork needed to complete your Financial Aid packet, immunization records and completed medical forms, a copy of your high school transcript, and a notebook and pen.

Do you offer special accommodations for disabled individuals?
If you have special needs or accommodations, please notify the Center for Personal Development at (910) 672-1222 at least two weeks prior to your arrival.


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