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New Student Orientation

Information Session

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 Center for Student Success (OASIS) and feature separate strands of programming for both 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?

New Student Orientation

During the summer of 2017, over 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 agree that attending New Student Orientation was an important and 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. Mikayla DiAngelis (, 207.941.1071) 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 (, 207.941.7014) will be your contact. After you arrive in Bangor to begin your academic career with us, Mikayla DiAngelis (, 207.941.1071) will be providing support and services for you.


When should I register and which day should I attend?

Registration will be open for the summer 2018 dates beginning on Monday, March 21st. 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 upper-class students, many of whom may also be in your major.

If you choose not to declare a major yet, or you are not yet accepted into the major you desire, you should attend orientation on Friday, June 29th. This date is specifically geared to supporting the needs of Undeclared students.

If you are unable to attend on your school-specific 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. All University offices and our bookstore will also be open in order for you to attend to any individual needs on the make-up date, Saturday August 4th.


What if I cannot attend?

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 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!


Upcoming New Student Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 = 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 27, 2018 = 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 28, 2018 = 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 29, 2018 = All students admitted into the College of Science & Humanities, including those who are interested in Pharmacy and those who have yet to declare an area of interest (Undeclared) or who have not yet been accepted into their desired major. (Biology, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Healthcare Studies, Liberal Studies, Psychology, English, Undeclared, Data Analytics, Exercise Science).
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 = Make-Up Day for any admitted students who were unable to attend their school-specific New Student Orientation dates in June.

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