transfer Student orientation

Guide for Transfer Students

Orientation for Transfer Students

Transfer Student Orientation is the place where your journey begins at Southern. Participation in this one-day program is mandatory and is designed to ease your transition and give you the information you need to succeed at Southern. During Orientation you will be matched with an Orientation Ambassador and a small group of fellow transfer students. You will learn about resources for student success, make connections with other transfer students, be advised and register for classes as well as take a tour. Space in each session is limited and available on a "first come, first serve" basis. We strongly recommend that you sign up as soon as you can commit to a specific date.

We offer two types of Orientation:

1. A full-day Orientation beginning at 9:00 a.m. with programs scheduled until 4:30 p.m. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m. to check in for the day. 

2. A Non-traditional Orientation reserved for students that are 26 years of age or older or students with life circumstances (family obligations, full-time employment, etc...) that prevent you from attending a full session. These will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on four Mondays throughout the summer and will be limited in scope.

We offer five sessions which include a Parent/Family Orientation Program. If you have a parent or family member that would like to attend a Parent and Family Orientation Program, please select a session with "Parent/Family Orientation offered" in parentheses.

Session A: Friday, May 2 (8:00 - 5:00)
Session B: Monday, May 19 (5:00 - 8:00, non-traditional students)
Session C: Thursday, May 29 (8:00 - 5:00 Parent/Family Orientation offered)
Session D: Tuesday, June 3rd (8:00 - 5:00 Parent/Family Orientation offered)
Session E: Tuesday, June 10 (8:00 - 5:00 Parent/Family Orientation offered)
Session F: Monday, June 16 (5:00 - 8:00, non-traditional students)
Session G: Wednesday, June 18 (8:00 - 5:00 Parent/Family Orientation offered)
Session H: Tuesday, June 24 (8:00 - 5:00 Parent/Family Orientation offered)
Session I: Tuesday, July 15 (8:00 - 5:00)
Session J: Monday, July 21 (5:00 - 8:00, non-traditional students)
Session K: Tuesday, August 5 (8:00 - 5:00)
Session L: Monday, August 18 (8:00 - 5:00)
Session M: Monday, August 18 (5:00 - 8:00, non-traditional students)

What to bring to orientation

All transfer students should bring pens, a notebook, casual and comfortable clothes, a sweater or jacket for cool evenings and air-conditioned buildings, rain gear in case of inclement weather, a very comfortable pair of walking shoes, an open mind, a warm smile, and Southern spirit.Also, students should remember to bring their MySCSU password, transcripts, and a photo ID.