Important Dates & Information
Welcome, new Drovers!
Congratulations! Your admission into USAO is a testament to your personal and academic accomplishments. We are looking forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you over the next four years. The purpose of new student orientation is to welcome and introduce you to many aspects of campus life including: academics, student life, co-curricular activities, diversity, and how to achieve college success.
Orientation consists of several days of programs and activities where USAO staff, faculty, and orientation leaders guide you through the process of transitioning into university life.
Below are dates for 2014. Please click here for a detailed Orientation schedule.
- Residence Hall Move-in Day (new students only), Thursday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m.
- Check-in for Orientation, Thursday, Aug. 21, 3pm - 6pm
- Family Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 21, 4pm
- Housing meeting for new students, Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
- New Student Orientation, Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24
- Residence halls open for all other students, Sunday, Aug. 24
- Housing meeting for returning students, Sunday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m.
Join us for a brief presentation for parents and families. Learn about the resources and services USAO has to offer. Got questions? Parents and families will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Please check out the 2014 Orientation Schedule! In the meantime, meet your Orientation Leaders and check out presentations made by previous Drovers:
2014 Orientation Leaders - Meet your orientation leaders!
Alma Mater presentations - A big part of new student orientation is creating a rendition of USAO's Alma Mater. Watch a video of previous Alma Mater presentations.
USAO Orientation has gone mobile!
You can download the USAO Orientation mobile guide to have all your Orientation materials at the palm of your hand!
Download the mobile guide by scanning this QR code with your phone:
Enter the code DroverOrientation and the guide will download to your device!