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Summer Orientation

Prepare for College Life

Summer Orientation: Connecting You to UU

The transition to college life is a big adjustment – but don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our Summer Orientation experience will provide information on how you and your family can access essential resources for your successful transition to college. You will meet people from around the campus who you can count on for support. From managing your first days on campus to completing the tasks you’ll need to graduate, the Urbana community will be there for you every step of the way. 

During orientation, you will be introduced to academic and co-curricular resources vital for your success at Urbana University. You and your family will learn how to partner with UU to help you excel in your courses, internships and other extra-curricular activities. By the end of the day, you will leave with a student ID, be registered for your first semester classes and will have new friends to greet you when you return in the fall.

Summer Orientation is an exciting day of events and opportunities to connect with students, faculty and staff. Led by Student Affairs, orientation is intended to provide you and your family with a holistic introduction to the collegiate environment. Please plan to attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prepare in Advance

To get the most of your Summer Orientation experience, please have the following submitted prior to arriving:

  • Housing Application
  • Health Information Form – including  your Immunization Record

What do you do at Summer Orientation?

Sessions for Students

Planning for Academic Success 

  • Find out more about college programs and the academic advising process, learn how to create schedules and register for courses

Welcome to College!

  • Find out more about campus life at Urbana University, discover ways to get involved in creating a dynamic community, understand in and out-of-class expectations

Student to Student 

  • Participate in Meet & Greet games led by U-Team leaders
  • Get perspective from your U-Team leader during a Q&A on life at Urbana University
  • Tour buildings and see the classrooms where your classes will be held


Sessions for Parents/Families

Partners in Transition

  • Hear about all the opportunities available to help you support your student through graduation at Urbana University

Maintaining Health, Wellness and Safety 

  • Familiarize yourself with the resources available to your student in our panel Q&A  with professionals from counseling, campus safety and student health

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