When is Orientation?

New Student Orientation will be held August 19, 2021 in-person on the FPU campus for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. 

When can new students move into housing?

All students will move in on Thursday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m.

What time does Orientation start?


  • A BBQ lunch is available for freshmen and their families at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Plaza
  • Freshmen Commuter Students check in at 12:45 p.m. in the Special Events Center  


  • Transfer Student Orientation will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Shehadey Dining Hall (Steinert Campus Center). Students will enjoy a lunch with faculty members from their program and meet other new students.

All students will meet in the Special Events Center for the Welcome Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

How do I sign up for Orientation?

Complete and submit your Orientation Sign-Up Form

Is there a schedule of events for Orientation?
Yes! All students will receive a printed schedule when they check into Orientation on August 19. Posters of the day’s schedule will also be available around campus for easy reference.

Orientation Schedules Page

Can parents or family members attend Orientation?

Yes! Family members are invited to attend all sessions and activities on Thursday, August 19. Due to limited indoor space and to allow for social distancing, students are asked to limit their family guests to 2-3 people max.

Is there translation available for Spanish speaking family members?

Yes, translation devices will be available in the lobby of the Special Events Center on August 19.

Where should students/families park on Orientation day?

There are no parking restrictions on August 19  

Is Orientation mandatory?


Is the Freshmen Retreat mandatory?

Yes. All Freshmen students are required to attend the Freshmen Retreat at Hume Lake on August 20-22, 2021.

Questions or concerns?

Please contact our Student Development Office at (559) 453-2073.