New Student Orientation

Summer Orientation Sessions seek to provide students, parents, and guests with important information they need about attending Clarion University. In addition to providing information, the staff involved in delivering Orientation Sessions prides itself on answering attendee questions. It is our goal that all individuals who attend our Orientation walk away with all of their questions answered and feel even more confident in their decision to become part of the Clarion family. To that end, students will:

  • Get to know other new students.
  • Meet and make connections with faculty and staff members.
  • Talk with Orientation leaders.
  • Learn about the programs and services available to them at Clarion.
  • Have their picture taken for their Clarion University ID.
  • Review their fall schedule with a faculty members.
  • Gain the peace of mind that comes from having their questions answered.

Similarly, parents, family members, and/or spouses will:

  • Get to know other family members.
  • Meet faculty.
  • Talk with staff members from areas such as Financial Aid, Dining Services, Residence Life, the Center for Wellness, University Police, and many more.
  • Learn about the Parent's Council and programming through Parent & Family Services.
  • Receive valuable information from faculty, staff, Orientation leaders, and other parents about the transitional issues their student may encounter in their first year, as well tips for supporting their student as they encounter these issues.
  • Gain the peace of mind that comes from having their questions answered.

Orientation Session Selection

The last Summer Orientation Session of 2018 was June 29th and Orientation registration is now closed. Clarion campus students who did not attend and Orientation Session or who deposited after June 29th MUST complete the on-line Pre-Orientation Module, English Directed Self Placement Survey, ALEKS Mathematics Assessment, and Inquiry Seminar Placement Survey in order to have a fall schedule built.

Placement Testing

The on-line Pre-Orientation Module, English Directed Self Placement Survey, ALEKS Mathematics Assessment, and Inquiry Seminar Placement Survey are now live. If you are a first-time in college student, please click here for the directions for completing these items. In order for your fall schedule to be build, you must complete all four of these items as soon as possible, as freshmen scheduling will begin on May 1st. If you are attending one of the summer New Student Orientation Sessions, you will definitely want to have these completed as soon as possible so you are able to discuss your schedule with an adviser while you are on campus.

We have also created this handy checklist  to help you keep track of everything you need to do to be ready to come to campus in the fall. Hopefully, you find it helpful! If you have any questions regarding Summer Orientation Sessions, please email orientation@clarion.edu or call 814-393-1766.

We look forward to meeting you!

Additional Contact Information

New Student Programs
210 Becht Hall
814-393-1766
orientation@clarion.edu

Shawn M. Hoke
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
814-393-2714
shoke@clarion.edu

Last Updated 7/13/18