New Student Orientation Guide

Welcome to your summer orientation guide. Orientation is a three-day experience, with different goals for each day:

  • Day 1 - Orientation check-in, housing assignments, and meet the staff
  • Day 2 - Learn about resources and meet with a faculty advisor
  • Day 3 - Register for first semester courses

Review the information in each section below carefully and contact us with any questions you have along the way. We look forward to meeting you this summer!

Back to "Before Orientation"

Preparing for Course RegistrationPreparing for Course Registration
Discover the ICC, learn about HomerConnect, and prepare to select your personalized class schedule.

Finalizing your fall course schedule is an important part of your orientation experience.

To help plan for this, you will meet with a faculty advisor on Day 2 of your orientation session and attend programs to help you better understand your options. Course registration follows on Day 3; be on the look-out for more information about this process from your individual school and academic program.

The most important thing to remember is that by the end of orientation, you will be registered for all of the necessary courses to start your path toward degree completion and academic exploration!

Preparing for the Advising and Registration Process

  • Set up your HomerConnect and Netpass accounts.
            *Watch the HomerConnect tutorial.

  • Take all placement exams—including the required Quantitative Literacy Readiness and Mathematics exam and the Language and Music exams.

  • Confirm that all transcripts have been sent to the Office of Admissions.

  • Confirm that all AP scores have been sent to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Explore the Integrative Core Curriculum and consider a possible Theme and ten seminars you might be interested in taking your first semester.

  • Review the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (link coming soon) for specifics about the schools and academic policies (the catalog will be updated in June).

  • Discover resources at the Academic Advising Center.

  • Find out about non–music major involvement opportunities in the School of Music.