All new students (first year and transfer) are required to come for the entire New Student Orientation beginning Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and continuing to Monday, September 4. Mandatory Orientation Registration is 8 a.m. to noon at the Hunsaker University Center on August 30.
If you are a Johnston first-year student, you are also required to arrive on Wednesday, August 30. Once you have completed the mandatory orientation registration process in the Hunsaker University Center Lobby between 8 a.m.-noon, please check into your residence hall. We will be having an afternoon and evening of community introductions and events. Parents are encouraged to join that night's festivities and stay over for the orientation activities on Thursday, August 31.
International Student Orientation for incoming undergraduate students (F-1) and exchange students (J-1) is from Wednesday, August 23 to Tuesday, August 29. Students are expected to arrive on Tuesday, August 22. International Student Orientation is a separate orientation specific for international students before the required New Student Orientation (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and continuing to Monday, September 4. Mandatory Orientation Registration is 8 a.m. to noon at the Hunsaker University Center on August 30). International students are expected to attend both orientations.
Information and applications about International Student Orientation and airport pick-up from LAX will be sent to students with a I-20 or DS-2019 via email. If you have not received any information, please contact Rebecca Freeland, International Student and Scholar Advisor in the Office for International Students and Scholars, email@example.com, 909-748-8716.
Students who have U.S. citizenship but have lived most of their lives outside the U.S. may also attend International Student Orientation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to sign up.
First-year and transfer students who are participating in a fall sport will be required to arrive on campus earlier for preseason practices. All student-athletes are required to complete pre-participation forms for intercollegiate athletics. To get to this information and learn more about what must be completed prior to arrival, please go to www.goredlands.com, click on Student-Athletes, choose Mandatory Athletic Participation Forms, and follow ALL directions. The deadline for completion is August 1, 2017. Please contact your respective coaches for further information or questions.
Fall Sport Arrival Dates are as follows:
All new winter and spring sport student-athletes will arrive with all new students on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 as outlined in the New Student Orientation schedule.
The halls open for all returning students on Monday, September 4 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., 2 - 5 p.m., and 8 - 10 p.m. If you are living on campus please go directly to your residence hall.