Spring Orientation Schedule of Events

All activities are required for students unless otherwise indicated in the session description.

8:00 to 9:00 am

  • Parking - Rivers Street Parking Deck (beginning at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Registration & Check-In - Schaefer Center
  • Information Exchange - Schaefer Center
    After check-in, families and students will have the opportunity to visit representatives from campus offices to ask individual questions and pick up information related to each department.

9:00 to 9:30 am

  • Opening Session - Schaefer Center

9:45 to 11:15 am

  • Academic Essentials (various locations)
  • SOUL information (various locations)
    • Meet with your academic advisor in a small group setting to start your academic planning process. At this meeting, you will be assigned a time to meet one-on-one with your Academic Advisor later in the day. Write it down below so you don’t forget it!
    • Get the inside scoop from your SOUL on being a student at Appalachian.

11:30 to 12:20 pm

  • Departmental Meetings (various locations)
    • Appalachian SOULs will direct students to these departmental and degree program meetings across campus. Use your campus map as well.  In these meetings you will talk with a departmental or program representative about planning for your major.  Students will also discover tools and next steps for narrowing down major or concentration choices.

12:30 to 4:15 pm

  • Concurrent Sessions, Testing, Advising, and Lunch (various locations)
    • During the afternoon blocks of time, you will be directed to certain sessions based on your student type (first-year, early college, or transfer) and your needs. Take the time to consider which offices you want to hear from and learn more about. After choosing a session, circle it so you know where you need to be for each block! Your advising appointment block is mandatory. Make sure to use your meal card to grab lunch before or after your advising appointment.
    • Afternoon sessions include:
      • Advising
      • Special topic meetings for military students, health professions majors, and teacher licensure
      • The Appalachian Way
      • Transfer 101
      • Paying for College
      • Career Development
      • Financial Aid
      • Learning Resources
      • Housing