Welcome to Southern Connecticut State University!

logoOrientation for First-Year Students and Transfer Students is designed to assist incoming students as they acclimate to college life at Southern, learn about the number of resources that support student success and receive academic advisement and register for their courses. Students and family members will have an opportunity to meet and interact with faculty, staff and most importantly, current Southern students, as well as other new students and parents. Each fun-filled session is informative, helpful and full of Southern spirit!

Fall 2016 New Student Orientation

First-Year Students (Freshmen)
Fall 2016 Orientation Reservations are now open. 
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Transfer Students
Fall 2o16 Orientation Reservations are now open. 
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New Owl Weekend (N.O.W.)
N.O.W., Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 28th are required orientation days for all first-year students. 
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Schedule (June)

Overnight Check-In for First-Year Students, West Campus
7:30am- First-Year Students (Freshmen) who are staying overnight will pick up their keys and room assignment at West Campus Residence Hall Complex.
Morning Registration and Resource Fair, Adanti Student Center
8:00am- Students, parents and family members will sign in, grab a bite to eat, and mingle with staff and other students. Students living on-campus in the fall, please visit the Office of Residence Life to receive a Residence Life information packet. This will also be the first opportunity for students to take their Hoot Loot ID picture. The Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts Office, and the Placements Office will also be available. Take some time to browse the Resource Fair where representatives of university offices will provide informational materials about programs and services and answer your questions. 
Welcome to SCSU: Owl Introductions
9:15am- In this opening session, members of the university's executive cabinet will welcome students and families, followed by the outstanding student orientation staff with a special presentation.


First-Year Student, Transfer Student and Parent & Family Program Tracks

Students and parents will follow different tracks following Owl Introductions.
First-Year Students- Required sessions conclude on Day 1 at 9pm and on Day 2 at 3:15pm.
Transfer Students- Required sessions conclude by 4pm. Transfer Students are invited to join the evening sessions!
Parent and Family- Sessions conclude by 4:30pm.


Click here to download the schedule with program and Session details. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (203) 392-5189 or send an email message to Orientation@southernct.edu. We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible.


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