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General Orientation Information

  • Am I required to attend orientation?
    • Yes: New & Transfer Student Orientation is required for all first year students & students who are transferring in less than 13 credit hours.
  • What is Orientation?
    • Orientation is a way for the student and their families to get to know the campus prior to the first day of classes. Orientation sessions provide valuable student services and academic information critical for success and a strong first semester. Orientation covers degree planning, academic concerns, student support programs, housing and food services, commuter information, and more. Students will also receive the college catalog, student handbook and other essential information guides.
  • Who can attend Orientation?
    • Any student that has been accepted to the University for the Spring 2014 semester and any guests that the student wishes to invited.
  • When is Orientation?
    • For those that have been accepted for the Spring 2014 semester your orientation is January 8-9, 2014. This is a two-day orientation.
  • What do I need to do before I come to orientation?
    • You will need to register for orientation. Please note that our registration for Spring Orientation will be up the first week of November.
  • What do I need to bring?
    • TSI and ACT/SAT/TAAS scores
    • Bacterial Meningitis vaccination record (Required in order to register for classes)
    • One original and two copies of transcripts from high school and any college or university
    • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • A sweater, as some of the meeting rooms may be cool
  • Where will I stay during Orientation?
    • Spring Orientation is a two-day program; therefore it will be up to the student and/or their guests as to if you stay in Denton for the evening. Denton has many hotels throughout the town that would be more than happy to accommodate you and/or your guests.
  • What if I need to move into my residence hall?
    • If you are attending Spring Orientation and you have already applied for University Housing please contact our Center for Student Development at 940-898-3626 or email at orientation@twu.edu so that we can discuss your individual accommodations; however, your guests will still need to find their own accommodates for the evening as guest housing is not available.
  • Do my parents need to attend orientation with me?
    • We encourage parents and families to attend orientation with their student. For each orientation we provide a student and parent/family program that run concurrently with some sessions designed specifically for students and others for parents/families. At other times during the orientation you and your family will be together in sessions.
  • How will I know that I am registered for orientation?
    • Once you register online you will receive a confirmation email to your TWU email account.
  • Can I change the number of guests I am bringing after registering?
    • We can accommodate guest changes at any time, but you will be responsible to pay for the number of guests you bring with you that morning during check-in.

Orientation Program Information

  • What time does the Orientation Program begin?
    • Orientation begins promptly at 7 am in Hubbard Hall.
  • What time does the Orientation program end?
    • Orientation ends after you have completed the Registration process.
  • Is Orientation mandatory?
    • Orientation is only mandatory for those students who are transferring in less than 13 credit hours. However if you are transferring in 13 credit hours or more it is strongly encouraged that you attend Orientation.
  • Do I have to see an advisor?
    • Yes, all new and transfer students need to meet with their advisor at orientation.
  • Where do I park?
    • You may park anywhere on campus as long as you do not have a TWU decal on your vehicle and you do not park in any Disability or State Vehicle parking spaces (both of these are marked with a white curb). For a map of campus please click here.
  • Can I stay overnight?
    • It will be up to the student and/or their guests as to if you stay in Denton for the evening. Denton has many hotels throughout the town that would be more than happy to accommodate you and/or your guests. However if you have applied to live in University Housing please contact the Center for Student Development so that we can discuss your individual accommodations. The Center for Student Development can be reached by calling 940-898-3626 or by sending an email to orientation@twu.edu.
  • Can my guests stay overnight?
    • TWU does not offer any guest housing. 

Orientation Payment Information

  • What is the fee to attend Orientation?
    • New and Transfer Student Orientation fee is $30
    • Parent/Guest fee is $30
  • What does this fee include?
    • The fee includes but is not limited to, meals, placement tests, materials, and t-shirt.
  • How do I pay the Orientation fee?
      • The Fee for new students is added onto the student bill.
      • Transfer Students need to pay their fee at the time of registration or when they check into Orientation.
      • Guests will need to pay their fee at the time of registration or when they check into Orientation.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • All cancellations must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the date of orientation to the Center for Student Development in order to receive a refund totaling the amount you paid less a $10.00 administration charge.  Any requests received within two weeks of the date of Orientation or after the Orientation program has begun will not receive a refund.  Please note that if you wish to simply change your date, email TWU Orientation at orientation@twu.edu

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