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Freshmen Orientation 2021

Date(s): -

Hosted by: Campus Life

Primary event: Orientation 2021

Event category: Undergraduate


Thursday, August 19

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. Housing Check-in & Move in Steinert Campus Center
11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. BBQ lunch (Students & Families) Alumni Plaza
12:45 p.m. Commuters Check-in Special Event Center
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome Ceremony (Students & Families) Special Events Center
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Commuter Life Meeting (Students & Families) Dining Hall
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Residence Life Meeting (Students & Families) Butler Church
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parents/Guardian Meeting Butler Church
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get Involved at FPU (Students) Special Event Center
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Commissioning Service (Students & Families) Special Event Center
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. President’s Dinner (Students & Families) McDonald Green
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bunko Party (Students) Dining Hall

Friday, August 20 

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast with your collegium Dining Hall
9:30 a.m. –.11:00 a.m. Student Training Butler Church
11:30 a.m. Lunch Dining Hall
12:30 p.m. Meet at the buses Winery Ave.
2:00 p.m. Arrive at Hume Hume Lake

Saturday, August 21

Time Event Location
All day Hume Lake Hume Lake

Sunday, August 22 

Time Event Location
12:30 p.m. Return to FPU Winery Ave.
12:30 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. Free time Free time
5:00 p.m. Dinner Dining Hall
6:00 p.m. Games & Music The Green
8:00 p.m. Movie on the Green – Soul The Green

Frequently Asked Questions

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  

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. Posters of the day’s schedule will also be available around campus for easy reference.

Can parents or family members attend Orientation?

Yes! Family members are invited to attend all sessions and activities. 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.

Where should students/families park on Orientation day?

There are no parking restrictions in August.

Is Orientation mandatory?


Is the Freshmen Retreat mandatory?

Yes. All Freshmen students are required to attend the Freshmen Retreat at Hume Lake in August.

Questions or concerns?

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