The Transfer/Adult Student Orientation is designed for students who are transferring 20 or more college hours from another college or university or an adult student. Adult students are defined as students that are 25 years of age or older who are attending college for the first time, or are returning after an extended absence.
What Students Can Expect
During your orientation, you will:
Orientation begins with check-in on the second floor of the USI Performance Center between 8-8:45 a.m. During this time, you are encouraged to participate in the morning activities with your parents/family. You will want to get your student ID picture taken; ask questions and gather information at the resource fair, where more than 30 University departments will be represented; and take an individual or family photo with Archie, the University mascot.
The program begins at 8:45 a.m. with the official University Welcome for you and your parents/family. Following the Welcome, you and your parents/family will have separate schedules. You will then meet other transfer students and learn about University resources, academic requirements and opportunities.
In the afternoon you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. At the end of the day you will receive your official student ID (Eagle Access Card) and find out more about becoming a Screaming Eagle!
The cost for students to participate in an orientation program is included on your first tuition bill as the matriculation fee. This fee covers the cost of orientation, Welcome Week, and other new student programs. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee paid by all new students to the University who register for classes.