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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 and virtual Welcome Days in June
  • Informative and fun virtual events in July
  • And finally, on-campus Orientation Weekend in August

On-campus and virtual welcome days

Join us for Welcome Days

Our Orientation experience begins with on-campus and virtual Welcome Days in June. These half-day events are designed to welcome students and families into the USciences community. There will be opportunities for students to learn about life as a USciences student, and for parents and families to learn about resources that will make the transition easier. 

Check Out the Schedule

We encourage all students attend one of our Welcome Days in June, so please feel free to choose one of these dates:

  • Monday, June 21, 9 a.m.–noon, on-campus
  • Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m.–noon, on-campus
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2–5 p.m., on-campus or virtual live stream option
  • Wednesday, June 23, 9 a.m.–noon, on-campus
  • Thursday, June 24, 9 a.m.–noon, on-campus

Register Now

Important: Per state and local COVID-19 requirements, we have implemented the following safety measures for on-campus events:

  • On-campus events have a limited capacity. All events are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Masks must be worn by all visitors while on campus.
  • Registration is required to attend.
  • Walk-ins will not be permitted.
  • Students are limited to two additional guests.


And be sure to bookmark this Orientation webpage and follow @usciences_Orientation on Instagram. We will be making frequent updates, so these will be the go-to resources for these events.

Any questions or concerns with registration, please contact your Admission Counselor or

Virtual Meet and Greets 

Throughout the summer, our orientation leaders will host online events that will help you get acclimated to campus life while connecting with current students and your future classmates. These sessions will include:

  • Student Organization Sessions
  • Virtual Games
  • And more!

Check back for more specific information and how you can get involved.

Save the Date:
New Student Orientation Weekend 

Thursday, August 26, 2021, through 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 

Check out the 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