Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orientation? 

Spring Orientation is a one 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 spring semester are scheduled January 9. Orientation programs for students entering in the summer semester are scheduled for May 23-24, 2018, and students entering in the fall semester are scheduled various dates in June, July and August. You will receive an invitation for an orientation program based on the date you were accepted to the university. Please click here to 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 only lasts from 1:00pm until 5:00pm on the first day of Orientation (Wednesday). 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. For more information about the family orientation program, click here.

Is there a fee for Orientation?

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

How long is Orientation? 

Orientation lasts a day and a half (with the exception of our one-day Spring Orientation Program*). Our program will begin at 1:00pm on Wednesday and will conclude at 9:00pm that evening. The program will resume on Thursday morning from 9:00am and conclude shortly after 2:30pm.  We do have a separate Orientation program for parents, guardians, or family members that will last from 1:00pm until 5:00pm during the first day only of Orientation (Wednesday). It is mandatory for students to attend both days of Orientation. *Our Spring Orientation will last from 8:00am until 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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.  We are not able to offer overnight accommodations to our students during the Spring Orientation Program (Jan.9) Summer School Orientation (May 23-24) and Fall Orientation (August 8-9).  Because we are not able to offer overnight accommodations to family members and guests, you may click here to access a list of hotels in the area. 

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.