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Orientation

If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation or your first year at Southern, please contact the Office of New Student and Sophomore Programs via email at orientation@southernct.edu or call (203) 392-5189.

The New Student and Sophomore Programs Office facilitates a collaborative university committee that plans and implements all orientation programs.  

Sal Rizza, Director of New Student and Sophomore Programs
As the Director of New Student and Sophomore Programs, Sal Rizza oversees the overall coordination and implementation of orientation programs.
RizzaS1@SouthernCT.edu

Anay's Cruz-Alonso, Graduate Intern for New Student and Sophomore Programs
Anay's  coordinates the Orientation Ambassador program and assists with all orientation operations.
cruza6@SouthernCT.edu 

Chris Piscitelli, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct
Chris Piscitelli oversees the overall coordination and implementation of parent orientation programs.
PiscitelliC1@SouthernCT.edu 

Resources on Campus

The resources below can provide valuable information. Most offices and departments are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Academic Advisement Center
Christine Barrett
(Placement Exams)
(203) 392-5367

Admissions Office
(Application Status)
(203) 392-5644

Student Accounts Office
(Tuition and Fees; Pay Your Bill)
(203) 392-6140

Disability Resource Center
(Student Disability Services)
(203) 392-6828

Financial Aid Office
(Grants, Loans and College Work-Study)
(203) 392-5222

Next Steps
(A Guide for New Students)
(203) 392-5168

First year Experience Office
(First-Year Experience Program)
(203)392-6196

Registrar's Office
(Add-Drop Classes; Check Registration Status)
(203) 392-5301

Residence Life
(On-Campus Housing)
(203) 392-5870

University Card Office
(Student ID/Hoot Loot card)
(203) 392-7077