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
|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
|8:00 a.m.||Freshmen Retreat Begins||Shehadey dining Hall|