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New Student Orientation 2024

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 dinner on The Green.

All freshmen students will continue their orientation on August 16-18, Friday through Sunday with a Freshmen Retreat at Hume Lake. The retreat is packed full of team building activities and 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 15 – Freshmen and Transfers

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Resident Students Check in – Move in Warkentine 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.  Student/Families LunchAlumni Plaza
1:00 p.m.   Commuters Check InSpecial Event Center
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Welcome To FPU- All Students and FamiliesSpecial Event Center
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Commuter Life Meeting - Students and FamiliesWarkentine Culture and Arts Center
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Resident Life Meeting – Students and FamiliesSpecial Event Center
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Meet Your Peer Mentor (Jamba Juice) – Students and FamiliesSpecial Events Center
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Parents/Family MeetingWarkentine Culture and Arts Center
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Get Involved at FPU – Students onlySpecial Event Center
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. We Are FPU-All Students/FamiliesSpecial Event Center
6:00 p.m.- 7:15 p.m. Dinner on the Green – All Students and FamiliesMcDonald Hall Green
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Game Night! Big Prizes -Students onlyShehadey Dining Hall

Friday, August 16 – Freshmen Only

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
Commuters drop off luggage for retreat in the SCC Lounge
Shehadey Dining Hall
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Meet Your CollegiumThe Forest
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.Student TrainingWarkentine Culture and Arts Center
11:30 a.m.LunchShehadey Dining Hall
12:30 p.m.Meet at the BusesWinery Avenue
2:30 p.m.Arrive at Hume Lake 

Saturday, August 17 - Freshmen Only


Sunday, August 18 Freshmen Only

12:30 p.m.Return to FPU 
5:00 p.m.DinnerShehadey Dining Hall
8:00 p.m.Games on the Green and RefreshmentsCampus Green