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Orientation

Orientation for New Undergraduate Students

Starting college can be both exciting and challenging at the same time.  No worries, our orientation programs will introduce you to learning at Alverno.  Faculty and staff welcome you to this community of learners and are here to support you throughout your educational journey. 

Overnight Orientations

For all new undergraduate students coming from high school.  Haven't received your invitation to an overnight yet?  Contact your Admissions Counselor!

Here are some resources to get you ready for your orientation experience this summer.

Not sure what to pack?  Check out our recommended packing list.

Wondering what you'll be doing? Here's an overnview of the activities planned for you.

Nervous about who you'll be meeting?  There are current students - Orientation Leaders - eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to help you meet other new students and help you feel comfortable on campus.

In addition to an overnight, you will also attend a full day of orientation the day before your classes begin:

  • Tuesday, August 26: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: You will see this Orientation appear on your class schedule as "LA ORI."

Family Orientations

And don't forget to encourage your family members to attend one of the Family Orientations this summer.  These are separate events from the student orientation.  Family members can sign up with the Admissions Office and can attend any one of these sessions:

  • Friday, July 11 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, view the Family Orientation schedule for August 13, 2014‌ and visit our Family Resources page.

Transfer & New Adult Orientations

At Alverno, we are proud of the many distinguishing factors that make our style of teaching and learning unique - approaches that are specifically designed to help each student succeed.   

Your orientation will be an introduction to Alverno College and how to start on your individual path to success.

Soon you will be receiving a letter from the Admissions Office with detailed information regarding your half-day orientation -- and telling you which of the upcoming Orientations to attend.

Upcoming Half-Day Orientation Dates:

  • Thursday, July 31: Noon - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 14: Noon - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 25: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

In addition to this half-day orientation, you will also attend a full day of orientation the day before your classes begin:

  • Tuesday, August 26: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: You will see this Orientation appear on your class schedule as "LA ORI."