New Student Orientation

Orientation provides you, a newly admitted student, with tools and tips to get your college career off to a friendly and successful start. You will meet with other students, academic advisers, faculty, and other professionals to plan your first term schedule of classes and learn more about your major. See below for upcoming orientation dates and for information about signing up to attend. If you change your major after orientation or have questions, please call the Human Sciences Student Services Office at 515-294-6466. 

Orientation dates

Transfer students entering spring 2018:

After you accept your admission, watch your email for an orientation invitation.  Once you are invited to orientation, complete your reservation soon--spaces fill quickly. As a transfer student, you are given the option to complete orientation during a face-to-face orientation day on campus or in a two-part online orientation. Select the option that best meets your needs. Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information. 

  • Friday, January 5, 2018 – spring entry
  • Monday, October 30, 2017 - spring entry
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 - spring entry


Freshmen entering summer/fall 2018: 

In late January, watch your email for an orientation invitation.  Once you are invited to orientation, complete your reservation soon--spaces fill quickly. Please note that all dates may not be available due to major and seating limitations. Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information.

  • May 30-May 31, 2018 - fall entry
  • June 5-6, 2018 -  summer/fall entry, APEX day
  • June 7-8, 2018  - summer/fall entry
  • June 13-14, 2018 - fall entry
  • June 18-19, 2018  - fall entry
  • June 20-21, 2018  - fall entry
  • June 25-26, 2018  - fall entry


Transfer students entering summer 2018 and fall 2018:

After you accept your admission, watch your email for an orientation invitation.  Once you are invited to orientation, complete your reservation soon--spaces fill quickly. As a transfer student, you are given the option to complete orientation during a face-to-face orientation day on campus or in a two-part online orientation. Select the option that best meets your needs. Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information. 

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 - summer/fall entry
  • Friday, April 6, 2018 - summer/fall entry
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 - summer/fall entry
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 - summer/fall entry
  • Monday, May 21, 2018 – summer/fall entry
  • Friday, June 29, 2018 - fall entry only
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 - "Just in Time" - fall entry only  

 

International students entering fall/spring/summer 2018: 

  • TBA