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 2015. A detailed Orientation schedule will be available soon.
- Residence Hall Move-in Day (new students only), Thursday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.
- Check-in for Orientation, Thursday, Aug. 20, 1pm - 6pm
- Family Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 20, 4pm
- Housing meeting for new students, Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
- New Student Orientation, Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23
- Residence halls open for all other students, Sunday, Aug. 23
- Housing meeting for returning students, Sunday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.
In the meantime, meet your Orientation Leaders and check out presentations made by previous Drovers:
2015 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.