Orientation

LEADS Fall Orientation 2017

Read the 2017 LEADS Welcome Newsletter!

The fall 2017 LEADS Orientation Program will take place from Tuesday, August 22 through Thursday, August 24. Register for Orientation (preferably by Friday, August 4). 

What is it?

Each year, an energetic and excited group of returning LEADS students plan an incredible two-day orientation program for all new LEADS residents (both new to the University and returning students who are new to LEADS). LEADS residents have the opportunity to move in two days early, settle in, make new friends and participate in fun and engaging activities and events. These events will introduce you to all of the great resources available to you here in LEADS and throughout campus! Each year, our students tell us how fun and helpful moving in early and settling in was for them before the campus orientation begins.

What if I also need to attend my academic registration program while LEADS orientation is taking place?

This happens quite often, especially for our international students. This is absolutely fine. Your academic registration should always be your priority. Once you have completed the necessary events for your academic registration, please simply re-join the LEADS events while in progress.

Is it mandatory to attend the fall orientation program?

No, not at all. This is a completely voluntary program. However, approximately 95% of new students normally participate.

When is it?

This year's fall orientation program will take place Tuesday, August 22 through Thursday, August 24. Move-in for LLC orientation participants begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22. The orientation program begins at 5 p.m. that Tuesday.

How do I register?

Online registration for the 2017 LEADS Fall Orientation program is available. Priority registration ends on Friday, August 4. The orientation program cost is $30, which covers your pre-contract housing, meals, all programs and events, and an orientation T-shirt. This fee will be billed to your student account after orientation in late August.

Can all LEADS students participate in Orientation or just first-year students?

All new LEADS residents are welcome to register and participate in the orientation program. Although some events may interest first-year students more than returning students, we would still encourage you to attend the program. Returning students can select the events and programs that best meet their needs and interests.

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