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New Student Orientation 2023

Event category: Undergraduate

New Student Orientation takes place on-campus. If you are a first-time freshman or transfer student, attending orientation is the first step in making the transition to life as a Sunbird. Orientation will launch your FPU journey on the right foot with messages from the university president, faculty, and students as well as special sessions for residents, commuters, and families. The day will conclude with a delicious BBQ on The Green.

All Freshmen students will continue their orientation on August 18-20, Friday – Sunday. with a Freshmen Retreat at Hume Lake. The retreat is packed full of team building activities, discussions led by student leaders and faculty. Freshmen will make new friends, become invested in their Freshmen Seminar and have memories for a lifetime.

All freshmen and transfer students are required to complete an online orientation program that will be sent to your FPU email at the beginning of August. This online portion of orientation sets the stage for your on-campus experience with information about our campus community, student resources, and FPU policies.

All students are required to attend New Student Orientation.

Sign up for Orientation here.


Thursday, August 17 – Freshmen and Transfers

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Resident Students Check in – Move in  Culture and Arts Center
11:15 am. – 12:45 p.m.  All Transfer Student Lunch w/faculty  North Hall
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Freshmen BBQ-Students/Families   Alumni Plaza
1:00 p.m.    Freshmen Commuters Check in   Special Event Center
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Welcome To FPU- All Students/Families Special Event Center
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Commuter Life Meeting -Students/Families Culture and Arts Center
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Res. Life Meeting – Students/Families  Special Event Center
3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.   Jamba Juice – Students/Families  Alumni Plaza
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Parents/Family Meeting Culture and Arts Center
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    Get Involved at FPU – Students only   Special Event Center
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  We Are FPU-All Students/Families Special Event Center
6:00 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.  BBQ on the Green - All Students/Families McDonald Hall Green
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Game Night! Big Prizes -Students only Shehadey Dining Hall

Friday, August 18 – Freshmen Only

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. Freshmen Retreat Begins  Shehadey dining Hall