Orientation FAQs

Question: What happens during Orientation?

Answer: During Orientation, we will connect you with resources on campus, provide advice on what professors expect, show you how to get involved, how to register for classes and more. You will meet your academic advisor and maybe even a new friend or two.  Here's a sample agenda to give you an idea of what to expect.

Question: Will I receive one-on-one advising at Orientation?

Answer: During Orientation, you'll be placed into a group based on your academic college.  Your academic advisor will meet with you in a group setting to cover general education courses, major requirements, prerequisite classes and first-semester classes.  Although you will not meet individually with your advisor, you may ask questions. You're always welcome to contact your advisor by email or set an individual appointment at a later time.

Question: Is Orientation open-house style? What should I do if I need to leave early?

Answer: Orientation is not an open house. In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we follow a schedule. Expect to be with us for five hours of fun. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early.  If you arrive late, you may miss your campus tour or be asked to reschedule.  If your schedule doesn’t allow you to be with us the entire time, we suggest setting an individual appointment with your academic advisor. Check out a list of academic advisors here.


Question: What if I don’t know what I want to major in yet?

Answer: During Orientation, you’ll join other students majoring in the same program or a similar program. You’ll meet with an academic advisor who will cover what classes to register for and present program information. If you know what you want to major in, meet with that group. If you have no idea, don’t worry. You can meet with the general studies group.

Question: What do I need to bring to Orientation?

Answer: Remember to bring any official AP scores or transcripts if you have not yet submitted them to the Admissions Office.   Also bring $10 and a form of government-issued ID (like a driver's license) to get your Wildcard (student ID).  

Question: Are parents, family members or friends able to come with me?

Answer: We understand starting college is a big step. We've designed an orientation specifically for parents and family members to help assist their student. These orientations run simultaniously with the student orientation, but don't worry, you will meet back with your student at the end. You can sign up for the parent and family orientation here. 

Question: Is there anything I should do before I come to Orientation?

Answer: There are a few things you can take care of before Orientation such as sending in official transcripts, setting up your student portal and completing the Safe @ Weber training. For a complete list, click here.

Question: When should I attend Orientation?

Answer: Our upcoming sessions are designed for undergraduate students starting Summer & Fall 2018. To view sessions, visit the Orientation home page and select the student type that most closely resembles you.

Question: Is there a cost to attend Orientation?

Answer: No. Orientation is free. You will need $10 to get your Wildcard (student ID).

Question: What if I need to change or cancel my Orientation session?

Answer: If you need to change the Orientation session you signed up for, simply register again for a new date. To cancel your Orientation session,  send an email to admissions@weber.edu. Include your first and last name and the session you need to cancel.