During Orientation, you will:
- Meet fellow students
- Find important campus resources
- Meet faculty and staff from your area of academic interest
- Reserve your books
- Meet residence life staff
- Complete important academic and student life business (ID card, and more)
Parents are welcome to attend the Welcome Resource Fair as well as visit with the ACU staff available.
Advising is a central component of your ACU experience because it promotes the achievement of your educational and personal goals. Within Online Orientation, you'll learn about the Core Curriculum and specific majors, the roles of advisors and how advising works at ACU. You will have the opportunity to visit with your advisor at the Welcome Resource Fair. You can also email your academic advisor and making class changes as soon as you receive your tentative fall schedule*. Transfer students: you must submit all of your transcripts and contact your advisor to have your schedule built.
An updated copy of your immunization records must be submitted prior to the start of school. One of the required immunizations is a meningococcal vaccination for students under the age of 22. In order to be valid under Texas state law, the shot must have been administered between January 11, 2016 and January 1, 2021 (or file an exemption), in order to begin school.
To submit your immunization record, go to “Quicklinks” on myACU, choose “Medical Clinic Patient Portal” and complete the following steps:
- Click on Upload tab
- Follow the onscreen instructions to upload the documentation
- Click on Immunization tab
- Click on the blue “immunizations” bar
- Scroll to find the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine
- Enter the date your student received the vaccine and click submit
ACU is committed to full participation of parents or students with disabilities. If you have any disability-related needs for Orientation, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-460-6228. All services for students with disabilities are coordinated through Alpha Scholars Program. Please contact an Alpha representative at 325-674-2275 or email@example.com.
The fee for New Student Orientation is currently covered by your Enrollment Deposit. This fee covers the cost and materials for programming during New Student Orientation, including your strengths assessment, and refreshment breaks for the student and two guests. Additional guests are $8 each.
Move-in is Friday, Jan. 8.