New Student Orientation is designed for students entering the University for the first time or for transferring students who have earned less than 12 credits at another institution. This is a one-day, on-campus program.
Transfer and Adult Student Orientation is designed for students who earned 12 or more credit hours from another college or university or adult students (25 years of age or older). This does not include college credit earned while in high school. This is a one-day, on-campus program.
Online Orientation is designed for students meeting one of the following criteria:
Students Exempt from Orientation
To register for Screaming Eagles Orientation, follow these steps:
2. Log in with your myUSI username and password.
3. Click on the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon under Eagle Apps.
4. Fill out the form and make sure you click "Submit."
To get your myUSI username and password, use the Activate Account tab at my.USI.edu to create your USI password and get your username. There are also tabs for Forgot Username and Forgot Password. If you need further assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at 812-465-1080.
Yes, many parents do attend orientation on the same day as their student, but participate in a separate Parent and Family Orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend the Parent and Family Orientation so they also learn about the resources offered on campus and how best to assist their student. The student and parent will be separate for the majority of the day. If you would like to attend your student can register you when they register for orientation. If they have already registered, they can add you by going back into myUSI and clicking on the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon.
All new students to the University are charged a matriculation fee on their first semester bill. This non-refundable fee covers the orientation program. There is no fee for two guests to attend Screaming Eagles Orientation. Additional guests will need to purchase a lunch ticket. We do ask that you only register those whom you know will be attending.
If you need to make changes to your orientation reservation (i.e. date, guests, orientation housing), go to my.usi.edu, log in with your myUSI username and password and click on the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon under Eagle Apps. This will bring up your current reservation. Click on the section where you need to make changes and make the changes. Make sure to go to my Reservation and click submit.
You can change your address, email, phone numbers or emergency contacts all through myUSI. Follow these steps:
If you have any questions or need assistance with updating addresses, email and phone numbers contact the Registrar's Office at 812-464-1762 or email@example.com.
When you complete your orientation registration, you will be asked to verify your major. If you major is not correct, please change it on your orientation registration form. As part of the orientation registration you will be asked questions specific to your major so we want to make sure it is correct. We will send your new intended major to the Registrar's Office to update.
If you need to change your major after orientation, you would contact the Registrar's Office at 812-464-1762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration holds prevent you from registering for courses. There are many reasons why a hold my be placed. Click here to learn more about registration holds. All holds must be resolved before you will be allowed to register for classes. You will register for classes at orientation and must resolve any holds prior to then. You can check your registration holds by following these steps:
If you have questions about any holds, contact the related department.
If you are attending Welcome Week, you will move into University Housing on Thursday, August 20, 2020. If you are scheduled to attend the orientation session on Wednesday, August 19, you will be able to move into your fall housing assignment on Tuesday, August 18 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
If you are attending the orientation session on Thursday, January 9, 2020, you will be able to move into your spring housing assignment on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You may also move in on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
No, you do not need to have your placement testing done prior to registering for orientation. We do ask that you complete your placement testing two weeks prior to attending your orientation session.
You will receive a confirmation within minutes of submitting your orientation reservation. Confirmations are emailed to your myUSI email account. If you do not receive it, contact Student Development Programs at email@example.com, 812-465-7167 or 800-350-7830.
If you are attending New Student Orientation or Transfer/Adult Student Orientation, Student Development Programs will schedule your advising appointment for you. All you need to do is register to attend an orientation session. Advising and registration is part of the orientation program.
If you completed orientation online, you need to contact the department or college of your major. Refer to this list of contacts.
USI Student ID Number
Government Issued Picture ID (driver's license, passport or other ID)
myUSI username and password
Overnight accommodation items
Extra spending money
Immunization form or financial aid paperwork that you need to submit
Copies of college transcripts showing coursework completed or enrolled in (make sure you have your official transcripts sent to USI)
The University Campus Store will be open during orientation. You will be able to buy textbooks if they are available. Fall textbooks are available for purchase online or in the store on August 1. Spring textbooks are available for purchase online or in the store on December 1.
If you are unable to attend any of the orientation sessions, contact Student Development Programs (812-465-7167) to arrange to complete online orientation and learn when you can register for classes.
For more information, contact us:
Student Development Programs
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712