Summer Orientation

Summer 2014 Dates (for students beginning Fall Term)

  • Friday, June 6
  • Thursday, June 26
  • Friday, July 18
  • Friday, August 1

♦  Register Now for a Summer Orientation
♦  Meet Your Orientation Staff & U-Team Leaders
♦  Parent Checklist - We are excited that your student is joining the Urbana University family next semester. Your student recently received an acceptance packet that included important forms needed to complete the enrollment process. The Next Steps Checklist below will help you assist your student finalize his/her enrollment to UU. 

Morning Schedule

8:15-8:45    Orientation Registration/Resource Fair

Hollenbeck Lobby, University Student Center
We invite you to help yourself to refreshments and mingle with current students, faculty, and staff members.


8:45-9:15    Welcome to Urbana University

Sara Landess Room, University Student Center
Hear the plan for the day and meet the U-Team Leaders and break the ice with your peers.  Official UU Welcome from Interim President Dr. Kirk Peterson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles Hodge, and Vice President for Enrollment Management, David Ormsbee, MBA.


9:15-10:15    Paying for College & Self-Service Overview

Learn the basics of Financial Aid and our online registration student portal!

Group Breakout Sessions:
Group A:    10:30-11:30   Advising & Registration
                    11:30-12:00   Financial Aid Individual Meeting
                    12:00-12:30   The UU Experience

Group B:    10:30-11:00   Financial Aid Individual Meeting
                    11:00-11:30   The UU Experience
                    11:30-12:30   Advising & Registration
 


Afternoon Schedule

12:00-12:30    Orientation Registration/Resource Fair

Hollenbeck Lobby, University Student Center
We invite you to help yourself to refreshments and mingle with current students, faculty, and staff members.


12:30-1:00    Welcome to Urbana University

Sara Landess Room, University Student Center
Hear the plan for the day and meet the U-Team Leaders and break the ice with your peers.  Official UU Welcome from Interim President Dr. Kirk Peterson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles Hodge, and Vice President for Enrollment Management, David Ormsbee, MBA.


1:00-2:00    Paying for College & Self-Service Overview

Learn the basics of Financial Aid and our online registration student portal!

Group Breakout Sessions:
Group A:    2:00-3:00   Advising & Registration
                    3:00-3:30   Financial Aid Individual Meeting
                    3:30-4:00   The UU Experience

Group B:    2:00-2:30   Financial Aid Individual Meeting
                    2:30-3:00   The UU Experience
                    3:00-4:00   Advising & Registration

 

Session Descriptions

Resource Fair
Student Center Hollenbeck Lobby/Dining Area
Learn about the services available to students including Student Activities, Career  Services, Health Services, and Residence Life. You may visit with representatives from local financial institutions and other community resources during this time as well. You will have the opportunity to meet with Campus Life and Student Health Services to complete all of the needed paperwork. If you have not yet had your ID picture taken, you may do so at this time.

UU Experience & Traditions
Moore Conference Room, Student Center
Urbana Alumni Relations will play an active role in your orientation by sharing University history and experiences that define what it means to be a Blue Knight!  Explore the Urbana legacy and get introduced to traditional campus songs with Kat Steiner and Sarah St. Claire from the Office of Alumni Relations.

Advising & Registration
Parents:  University Multi-Purpose Room, Student Center
Students: Jean & Lewis Moore Math & Science Center

Students will meet with academic advisors to put together a fall schedule then register for classes in Self-Service. While students are with advisors, parents will talk about the process of letting go and helping your student succeed at Urbana University. Susie Sassenberg, UU Counselor and Student Development Specialist will lead the session.

Financial Aid Individual Meetings
Campus Life Offices; Lower Level, Student Center
Students and families will be able to meet with representatives from our Financial Aid and Student Accounts Offices to discuss financial aid procedures, ensure that all financial information is in, and learn about payment options. 

 

From Our Alumni

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

-Bill Bean
Class of ‘71