Information Session

What is Husson University's 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 Husson's Center for Student Success (OASIS) and feature separate strands of programming for both students and those who accompany them. University offices are 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 2016, 95% 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 report that attending orientation alleviates concerns and provides an opportunity to take care of any "loose ends" before the semester begins. Orientation is the first step along the journey to a higher education degree.

I am 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. EAGLEWeek's 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 (carsont@husson.edu207.941.7621) oversees EAGLEWeek and is available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have about EAGLEWeek..

As you are navigating the process of applying to Husson and being accepted as a student, Andrius Ksikvas (ksikvasa@husson.edu, 207.941.7014) will be your contact. After you arrive in Bangor to begin your academic career with us, Taryn Carson (carsont@husson.edu, 207.941.7621) will be provided ongoing support and services to you.

What if I am unable to attend on the day for my major?
New Student Orientation

If you cannot attend 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 in the OASIS office is on campus year round to assist students with any needs they might have. 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 2017 dates beginning on Monday, March 27th, 2017.  You should plan to attend New Student Orientation on the day hosted by your school as listed below.  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 choose not to declare a major at this time or are not yet accepted to the major you desire, your status will be Undeclared.  Being Undeclared has many advantages, not the least of which is having an OASIS academic advisor and having the opportunity to attend EAGLEWeek for "up close and personal" time with Husson's deans and key faculty in various majors. If you are Undeclared, you will attend orientation on Friday, June 30, 2017. This date is uniquely geared to the needs of Undeclared students, and your advisor will be in attendance.

If you are unable to attend on your school-speciific date, you may choose to attend the make-up day.  The Saturday make-up 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.

To register, click on the "Register Now" link and complete the registration form.  When we receive your registration, we will send a confirmation and schedule for the day to your new Husson email address. If you have registered for the wrong day for your major, No Worries!  We'll make the adjustment for you and let you know.  You should start checking your new email address regularly!

Upcoming New Student Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 All students admitted into the New England School of Communications (Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, Sports Journalism, Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, WebMedia and Entertainment Production)
  • Wednesday, June 28th. 2017 All students admitted into the College of Health & Education (Educational Studies, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy/Kinesiology, Nursing)
  • Thursday, June 29th, 2017 All students admitted into the College of Business (Accounting, Accounting/CIS, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice/Psychology, Forensic Science, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Legal Studies (Pre-Law) Paralegal Studies, Software Development, Sport Management). 
  • Friday, June 30th, 2017 All students admitted into the College of Science & Humanities (Biology, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Healthcare Studies, Liberal Studies, Psychology, English, Undeclared, Data Analytics, Exercise Science).
  • Saturday, July 29th, 2017 Make-up Day for any admitted students who were unable to attend their school-specific New Student Orientation date in June.