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USAO New Student Orientation is an integral part in the transition into the USAO community. 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.

 Orientation schedule will be posted soon! View a photo gallery of past orientations here.

  • Orientation Week begins on Thursday, August 29th and concludes on Monday, September 2nd.
  • Residence Hall Move-in Day (new students only): Thursday, August 29th
  • Parent/Family Orientation: Thursday, August 29th

Orientation Leader Testimonials- Meet your orientation leaders and see what they have to say about their own orientation experience.
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. 


Thursday August 29th, 2013
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.