All new students, including commuter and transfer students, are required to attend Orientation. Family members, including those of early arrival students (who are invited to arrive early for specific academic or athletic programs), are welcomed and highly encouraged to attend Orientation through Thursday evening, August 22.
International Students and those participating in Rider Placement are expected on Wednesday, August 21. For additional details, review the Orientation Schedule.
Orientation begins with Check-In on Thursday, August 22 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. You should plan to arrive between 8:00am-12:00pm, so that you have time to complete check-in and begin moving your belongings into your room before the afternoon events begin.
Late Arrival: Orientation is a vital experience designed to assist students with their acclimation to college life and the St. Andrews community. You are expected to participate in Orientation beginning August 22. However, we recognize that in some cases there may be unavoidable circumstances that prevent students from arriving on time. If you have a conflict or your travel plans will not allow for your arrival on August 22, you must receive approval in advance from the Student Affairs Office and your bill must be paid in full prior to your late arrival. Special accommodations must be made to allow access to your room and to allow you to meet the requirements of Orientation. Please inform us below if you anticipate a late arrival.