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Join us for a summer-long Orientation experience!

Kick off your new life at USciences with New Student Orientation—the best opportunity to become familiar with your new home and your future roommates, classmates, and friends. 

New Student Orientation includes a series of summer-long events:

  • On-campus Welcome Days:  week of June 21, 2021
  • Informative and fun virtual Meet & Greets: during the month of July
  • On-campus Orientation Weekend:  Thursday, August 26–Sunday, August 29

Virtual Meet and GreetsVirtual Meet and Greets in July

During the month of July, our Orientation team will host specific, interest-based Virtual Meet and Greets so you can learn more about what USciences campus life has to offer. These events will also connect you with current students and your future classmates. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and include:

  • Greek Life
  • Athletics
  • Residential Student Life
  • Commuter Student Life
  • Student and Parent Q&As 

Full Meet and Greet Schedule

Early Item Drop Off for Living & Learning Commons 

Monday, August 23, 2021–Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Avoid the move-in day crowds by signing up for early item drop-off. Students who select this option can sign up for a 2-hour time slot to move in their items only and then return home to their permanent residence. Students who take advantage of this option may then return to campus for welcome weekend/new student orientation on Thursday, August 26 prior to the start of the welcome weekend schedule. More information has been sent out via email.

New Student Orientation Weekend

New Student Orientation Weekend 

Thursday, August 26, 2021–Sunday, August 29, 2021

Our orientation experience concludes with our New Student Orientation Weekend. A four-day event that will help students acclimate to campus life and prepare them for the fall semester. The weekend will include:

  • Move-In for Residential Students
  • Commuter Student Welcome Event
  • Social Events
  • Campus Information 

New Student Move-In

Please be on the lookout for an email from Residence Life for item drop off and move-in time slot and information for your building. All room assignments are coordinated through the Office of Residence Life.

Orientation Weekend Schedule

Information for Parents and Families

At USciences, we are committed to providing all with all the information you need to be ready for the fall semester.

Our campus partners in Student Health Services, the Department of Public Safety, Financial Aid, and others, have crafted videos, FAQs, and other materials to provide as much information in advance to help orient you and help you feel at ease.

Visit the Information for Parents and Families page for the specifics.

If you have any questions about any of the information here, or any other concerns about the fall start, please feel free to contact the admissions office or any of the specific departments listed here:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University is committed to providing equal access to all activities and programs. If you have a disability and require any accommodations (e.g. captioning, sign language interpreting, etc.) to participate in any Orientation events, please contact Kaitlyn Martin, Program Coordinator for Student Accommodations, at kmartin2@usciences.edu