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What is Husson University New Student Orientation all about?

Husson University's New Student Orientations are events designed to provide newly enrolled students with the information they need to successfully transition into their higher education experience. Orientations are coordinated through the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) and feature separate strands of programming for students and those who accompany them. University offices are also open on these days to assist students with any individual needs.

Why should I attend a Husson University New Student Orientation?

During the summer of 2014, over 90% of our incoming class of students attended a New Student Orientation day. Comments ranged from "I met a student in my major and we've decided to be roommates!" to "I feel like I'm a Husson student now!" Students agree that attending New Student Orientation was a positive step along the journey to a higher education degree.

I'm an international student, what is my schedule like?

As traveling to Bangor, Maine for a one-day orientation may not be feasible for international students, the University offers a unique, week-long, pre-semester orientation-EAGLEWeek-free to all international students. This exciting and unique schedule of events helps international students acclimate themselves to the campus and life in the United States. As an international student, you will be automatically enrolled in EAGLEWeek. Taryn Carson (, 207.941.7621) oversees EAGLEWeek and is available by phone or email to answer any questions.

As you are navigating the process of applying to Husson and being accepted as a student, Andrius Ksikvas (, 207.941.7156) will be your contact. After you arrive in Bangor to begin your academic career with us, Taryn Carson (, 207.941.7621) will be providing support and services for you.

What if I am unable to attend?
New Student Orientation

If you cannot attend on your school-specific New Student Orientation date, a make-up date in July is also offered. If you are unable to attend on any date, be sure to check with people and offices on campus that you might need as soon as possible to prepare yourself for success. Offices like financial aid and student accounts, as well as your advisor and professors are all resources for you. The staff of OASIS is on campus year round to assist students with myriad needs. We're all here to serve you. You're not an interruption to our work, you're the reason for it!

When should I register and which day should I attend?

Registration will be open for the summer 2015 dates beginning on Monday, March 16th. You should plan to attend New Student Orientation on the day hosted by your school. On this day you will meet other incoming students in your field of study, hear from professors in your school/college, and have the opportunity to get to know upperclass students-many of whom may also be in your major.

If you are unable to attend on your school-specific date, you may choose to attend the make-up day. The July date also features separate strands of programming for students and parents, and faculty from all schools/colleges will be in attendance. While the make-up date is a Saturday, all University offices and our bookstore will be open in order for you to attend to any individual needs.

Upcoming New Student Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 = All students admitted into the New England School of Communications
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 = All students admitted into the College of Health & Education (School of Education; School of Nursing; School of Occupational Therapy; School of Physical Therapy)
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 = All students admitted into the College of Business (School of Accounting; School of Business and Management; School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management; School of Legal Studies)
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 = All students admitted into the School of Science & Humanities, including those who are interested in pharmacy and those who have yet to declare an area of interest (Undeclared)
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 = Make-Up Day for any admitted students who were unable to attend their school-specific New Student Orientation date in June