New Student Orientation

Orientation Preview Video

All incoming first-year students for Fall 2019 will participate in New Student Orientation - a two day, overnight program that includes academic advisement, course registration, meeting other students, and much more!  

New Student Orientation sessions take place throughout the summer and registration will begin in early April 2019.  Before you can sign-up for your New Student Orientation, you must complete items listed in your Next Steps Channel on TUportal. For a full list and detailed overview of these items, check out the Next Steps Before Registering page. 

Students are expected to attend the entire orientation program including all presentations and small group discussions. Students who miss part of orientation, arrive late, or need to leave early may be asked to make up the missed portion, and/or may be unable to register for classes.  Lunch and dinner will be provided on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Day 2.  

Housing:  Overnight housing is provided during your New Student Orientation with the exception of the final orientation session in August.  Students living in on-campus housing attending the final session will be given an early move-in date to move into your permanent housing assignment before the start of orientation.  Students living off-campus attending the final session will not be provided overnight accommodations. 

Student Code of Conduct:  Students attending orientation sessions are expected to abide by all policies outlined in the Temple University Student Conduct Code, including the Drug and Alcohol Policy. This policy prohibits the unlawful use of alcohol and drugs, as well as the use of and possession of alcohol and drugs on-campus and in University residence halls. Violations of this policy will be referred to Campus Safety Services and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. View the Student Conduct Code.

Disability Resources and Services: If you require accommodations for online placement assessing and/or orientation, please follow the instructions for requesting and receiving accommodations on the Disability Resources and Services website.