New Student Orientation is required for all incoming students. It begins Friday, August 19th at 1:30 PM and continues through Tuesday, August 23rd. Students can begin moving into their residence halls at 8:00 AM on Friday, August 19th.

Help us help YOU!  In the Spring semester, you will receive more information about orientation as well as an orientation registration form.  This form notifies us of your t-shirt size and the number of guests (i.e. parents, family members, siblings, friends, etc) who will be attending move-in/orientation with you.  This helps us ensure that you get the t-shirt size you want (for Orientation and for Oxford Olympics) and that we have plenty of food for all of our guests on campus that day.  

New international students may arrive on campus beginning 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 13th. Extended International Student Orientation, a pre-Orientation event geared specifically for international students, begins on Monday, August 15th. More information about this program can be found here

During Orientation new students will have the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty and staff, establish immediate friendships, learn about the Oxford community, register for classes after consulting with your academic advisor, complete placementtests, and engage in fun activities until the wee hours of the morning. Through friendly faces, information sessions, and campus tours, you will feel at home at Oxford in no time at all.

Each student is assigned a PAL (Peer Assistance Leader) group to aid in the transition to our unique college setting.  PAL groups will meet regularlythroughout Orientation to answer your questions, meet other incoming students, and help prepare you for what's in store.

Social events during Orientation include the legendary Oxford Olympics (an exciting opportunity for teams of students to compete for the championship), a talent show, and a movie on the Quad. Student organizations host a club fair during the first two weeks of classes so you can find out how to get involved right off the bat!

Check out these helpful webinars for even more helpful information:

  • New Student Webinar (took place on July 13, 2015); view the recording HERE