New Student Orientation Schedule
Fall 2016

All meetings held on the downtown campus at 1440 Canal Street (Tidewater Bldg.) unless otherwise listed

STUDENT ID'S ARE PROCESSED ALL WEEK IN CARD SERVICES, Tidewater Bldg., 8th floor, Rm. 802 (must show driver's license or passport and must be registered for classes - hours 8:30am to 4:30pm - closed for lunch noon-1pm)



Wednesday, August 24th


8:30 to


Registration and Coffee - Tidewater Bldg, 1st floor,  Diboll Gallery

9:15 to


Opening Welcome - Tidewater Bldg, 1st floor, Diboll Auditorium


Noon - 1:00pm


Lunch - 12th floor Room 1202- take your lunch to where your departmental meetings will be held, or first floor student lounges (student i.d. required for access to student lounges)


1:00 - 


Department breakout and advising sessions. Meet your academic advisor and department chair; register for classes


Thursday, August 25th


All Day


Individual appointments with faculty advisors and continue registering for classes.

8:30am to 1pm


Mandatory J1 and F1 International New Student Orientation - Rogers Chapel Uptown campus Bldg #73

3pm to 4:30pm


SPHTM Academic Information Systems (AIS) Technology Open House - for students in all academic depts - Tidewater 12th floor Room 1201




Financial Aid student loan interview sessions - Tidewater Building,
Room 1210




Student Government Association (SGA) Ambassador Tours - 1 hour tour of campus - meet in lobby of Tidewater Bldg




Friday, August 26th



Health Sciences Library (Rudolph Matas Library) Orientation, held in
Tidewater Diboll Auditorium, 1st floor

9:30am to 1pm


Optional J1 and F1 International New Student Information Session held on uptown campus, Weinmann Hall Building #32, Room 257


Monday, August 29th

First day of class!

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