New Student Orientation

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Welcome to Orientation at Heidelberg University! 

Orientation is the place for incoming students to experience what college life will be like at Heidelberg University. Orientation welcomes new students to campus by introducing them to resources and fostering relationships necessary for a successful transition to university life. Students and their orientation guests learn about the university's academic expectations and opportunities for development both in and out of the classroom. And, students begin to make friendships for their future with Heidelberg.  

Participation in Orientation allows you to:

  • Become familiar with campus
  • Talk with faculty and staff
  • Explore your interests in different majors and minors
  • Complete your Course Preference Selections
  • Meet new and current students

Registering for Orientation

Once the enrollment fee is paid, prospective students are able to register for an orientation session by logging into OASIS. There is no charge for students to attend. Parent, family and guest registration information can be found here

2016 Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation

(for students with less than 24 credit hours)

  • Orientation 1 - June 10
  • Orientation 2 - June 13
  • Orientation 3 - June 20
  • Orientation 4 - June 24
  • Orientation 5 - August 9

Orientation check-in starts at 8:00am on Campus Center front lawn (rain location Campus Center 220)

Transfer, Out-of-State, and Adult Student Orientation

(for students with more than 24 credit hours and adult students)

  • Transfer & Adult Orientation - Wednesday, August 17

Move-In Day

First Year Move-In is Friday, August 19, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. On-Campus Verification (open 9:00am - 12:00 noon) is in the Campus Center 2nd floor, near the Bookstore. This is the day that all first-time Heidelberg students (other than those who arrive early for athletics, choir, band, etc) will move into their residence halls.

Your housing assignment email (sent to your Heidelberg email account) will provide you information regarding your room assignment, roommate and other resources that will help you get acclimated to Heidelberg University. Further information will be sent to your Heidelberg email account prior to your arrival with information on where to check-in before you move-in. Click here for more details about housing selection and assignment. 

Welcome Week

Your college experience continues with Welcome Week!

Welcome Week is the second step (after New Student Orientation) in your transition to Heidelberg University. Welcome Week is only for first-year, first-time, first year students attending HU. If you are transferring to the HU, please see the Transfer Orientation Schedule.

We know that by attending Welcome Week activities and events, students are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, navigate campus, and get settled. Welcome Week introduces and builds upon various communities within Heidelberg. By the end of the week you’ll have all the tools you need to start your first semester and make Heidelberg University your own.

Welcome Week begins on Friday, August 19. You will go through on-campus verification and move your belongings into your room during the morning. All new students MUST participate in certain Welcome Week activities. Please check the Welcome Week schedule for details, dates, and times. 

Helpful Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Orientation Team on 419.448.2207 or email