Important Orientation Information for Students

Dates and Participation

Students participate in one of three sessions:

Registration opens in late March. It is on a first come, first served basis. Don't be late!

Check-in on Day One for your Overnight Stay

Check in at Goodman Hall (#11 on campus map) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. All students are required to stay in Goodman Residence Hall. For your overnight stay, you will be assigned a roommate. This is a good way to meet other new University of the Sciences students.

Note: If you need accommodations for a disability, please call the Office of Student Accommodations at 215-596-8758 by May 27, 2016.

Schedule of Events

Read about highlights of our summer orientation program, or view the full schedule of all events.

Information for Families

While students are attending orientation, we’ve planned a schedule of activities just for families. Read more about it.

Checklist for Summer Orientation – What to Bring

  • Twin-bed sheets, extra long
  • One pillow
  • Blanket
  • Towel
  • Wash Cloth
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • An Alarm Clock
  • Two pencils
  • Two pens
  • Water bottle (to refill and to help us go green)
  • Sneakers
  • Casual layered clothing (our lecture halls may be chilly)
  • Cell phone but turned on silent or vibrate mode
  • Spending money for Tasty Drakes - the University Convenience Store, or the on campus Starbucks.


Randi Levitt, Assistant Director of Student Engagement


Office Location: Whitecar Hall, Room 1007
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495