University of Southern Indiana

Orientation Checklist


◊ Select the orientation program designed for you. 

New Student Orientation
Transfer and Adult Student Orientation
Online Orientation

◊ Select your orientation date

Screaming Eagles Orientation for students entering USI in the spring semester occurs in November or January. You will want to register to attend 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. Select an orientation date together and remember to sign them up when you register.  There is a separate orientation program for parents and family members. 

◊ Complete Placement Testing

Complete any required placement testing at least two weeks prior to your orientation session. 

◊ Submit transcripts for any college coursework.

If you have taken 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

If you have decided to change your major since your acceptance to the University, contact the Registrar (812-464-1762 or immediately to declare your new major. This information is used to coordinate advising and registration. Include your full name and student ID number. 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 of on-campus housing.

Living on campus is an outstanding way to prepare for life beyond the college experience. It is not only convenient, it provides many opportunities for student involvement. To apply for on-campus housing, go to

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