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Orientation Step 1:
Advisement & Registration

To begin your transition to Shepherd University, students must complete Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration (A&R).

During this required session you will meet with a faculty advisor, register for classes, receive your Rambler Card, meet upper class students, learn about programs and services offered by Shepherd, and acclimate yourself to the campus.

Parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend with their student.

Reservations are required due to multiple sessions offered.

Orientation Step 2:
New Student Welcome

You are on your way to becoming a Shepherd RAM! Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome, you will kick-off your college career at Shepherd University.

During this required program, you will hear inspirational keynote speakers. You will participate in a breakout session of your choice, academic departmental meetings, New Student Convocation, and meet other students sharing the same experience.

This session is for students ONLY.

Reservations are not required as this is the only session offered and attendance is mandatory for all incoming students.