University of Southern Indiana

Orientation Checklist

Screaming Eagles Orientation


◊ Select the orientation program designed for you. 

New Student Orientation
Transfer and Adult Student Orientation
Online Orientation

◊ Select your orientation date

Orientation occurs March through August. As sessions get full, they will not be available on the online registration form. Make sure to register for orientation as soon as possible.

◊ Invite your parents or guardians to Parent and Family Orientation

Research shows parent involvement has a positive effect on a student's transition to the University. Encourage your parents or family members to attend the Parent and Family Orientation. Select an orientation date together and remember to sign them up when you register. The Parent and Family Orientation is a separate program on that same day. 

◊ Complete Placement Testing

Placement testing should be completed two weeks prior to attending an orientation session.

◊ Submit transcripts for any college coursework.

If you have taken any college coursework (in high school or at another college) that can be considered for college credit, you must request that the college(s) send an official transcript to USI Admission for evaluation. College coursework taken at your high school requires submission of a transcript from the college offering the college credit, even if it also appears on your high school transcript.

◊ Change major or address

Your declared major is used to coordinate advising and registration. If you have decided to change your major since your acceptance to the University, contact the Registrar’s Office immediately to change your major. Log in to your USI email account and email ; include your full name, student ID number, and the major you wish to declare. If you have changed your address or other contact information, go to myUSI and select Personal Information to submit the current information, or visit the Registrar's Office. 

◊ Apply for on-campus housing

When you apply for on-campus housing, consider the Living Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs provide freshman the unique opportunity to live with students who have similar interests, goals and academic programs. In addition to living together, you also will take some of your coursework together and participate in additional activities around the theme of the community. Students who participate in the LLCs are some of our most successful students. If you are interested in being part of this unique opportunity, submit your application early and prior to your orientation session. More information can be found at 

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