New Student Orientation

Summer Orientation at Urbana University is designed to introduce new Urbana University students and their families to the academic and co-curricular services and programs vital to their successful transition to the Urbana community. By exposing students to the key services and opportunities, we enable them to make well-informed choices and decisions. Through a collaborative approach led by Student Affairs, the University aims to provide a structured and holistic introduction to the collegiate environment for both students and families to be informed about educational opportunities and responsibilities.

2016 Dates (for students beginning Fall Term)

  • Friday, June 10
  • Friday, June 24
  • Friday, July 22

♦  Register Now for an Orientation Date (Registration opening soon!)

What do you do at Orientation?

Sessions for Students:

  • Planning for Academic Success (by college)
    • Introduction to college programs, how to create a schedule, introduction to course registration, academic advising process
  • Welcome to College!
    • In and Out of class expectations—self-reliance, responsibility for own learning, etc.
  • U-Team Meetings
    • Meet & Greet games led by U-Team Leaders
    • Q&A with U-Team leader, providing perspective/lessons on navigating life at Urbana University
    • With schedule, a tour of classroom buildings to give an idea of where their classes will be held

Sessions for Parents/Families:

  • Partners in Transition
    • Ways to support your student to graduation at Urbana University
  • Safe & Healthy Campus Environment
    • Q&A with Counseling, Campus Safety, Student Health, and Campus Life
  • Academic Success Planning
    • College Deans highlight the courses available to students and learning outcomes of chosen programs. 


From Our Alumni

"Because of Urbana, I grew into a man. UU nurtured me.  I was a first generation college student and, even though I was a commuter; professors took me under their wing and gave me a home."

-Bill Bean
Class of ‘71