Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orientation? 

Orientation is a two-day program designed to prepare students for their first semester of enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University. At Orientation you will get a chance to meet fellow incoming students as well as learn about vital campus resources and opportunities available to enhance your college experience, like on-campus housing opportunities and campus student organizations. You will leave Orientation with your student ID and your class schedule for the upcoming semester!

When is Orientation?

Orientation programs for students entering in the fall semester are scheduled various dates in June, July and August (with the exception of our scholarship recipients who are invited to attend our April Scholars Orientation program). You will receive an invitation for an orientation program based on the date you were accepted to the university. Please view the dates of our orientation programs

Do I have to attend Orientation?

ALL beginning freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 hours of college credit are required to attend an Orientation program.

Can my parent or family member attend Orientation with me?

There is a separate Orientation program for parents, guardians, family members, or other guests. This program is optional but encouraged! It lasts during the first day of Orientation. Students can reserve a spot for up to two family members when they choose their Orientation date through the online system. We do ask that family members do not bring children under the age of 12 with them to the program. Click for more information about the family orientation program.

Is there a fee for Orientation?

There is no fee associated with Southeastern's Orientation program.

How long is Orientation? 

Orientation lasts two days (with the exception of our one-day Spring, Summer, and Fall Orientation Programs*). You will receive more information via email regarding the details of your specific Orientation program. We do have a separate Orientation program for parents, guardians, or family members that will last only during the first day of Orientation. It is mandatory for students to attend both days of Orientation and optional for family members to attend.

Are there overnight accommodations provided during Orientation? 

We do provide free overnight accommodations in our private housing facilities to students only during our orientation programs that take place in June and July.  We are not able to offer overnight accommodations to our students during the Spring Orientation Program (Jan.), Scholars Orientation (April), Summer School Orientation (May) and Fall Orientation (August).  View helpful information from Housing regarding staying overnight on campus. Because we are not able to offer overnight accommodations to family members and guests, you may access a list of hotels in our area that are offering a special rate to Orientation guests.

What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?

Students will need to bring a government-issued ID with them in order to pick up their Student ID during Orientation. As far as staying overnight, students will need to bring toiletries, bed linens (size twin XL), and a towel. View our helpful Pre-Orientation Checklist.