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Orientation Step II: New Student Welcome

Step II is an important component in the transition to becoming a Shepherd RAM! Knowing what resources are available to you and how to access them will be critical to your success. At Shepherd your participation in Orientation Step II: New Student Welcome is essential to learning about these resources. Orientation Step II has different components thatn Step I and will assist ALL students new to Shepherd in making a smooth transition to the community.

All new students are also invited to campus on Saturday, August, 22 for optional activities and programs.

College isn't east, but it can be as transforming and life-changing as you allow it to be. Many exciting possibilities are awaiting you! We hope you will take advantage of all that is offered.

Who is required to attend Orientation?

Where do I park?

What should I bring?

Are meals included?

How long should I plan to stay?

Are there any events happening in the evening?

If you have any questions regarding on-campus housing, contact the Residence Life Office at 304.876.5172. If you need accommodations, please call the Office of Disability Support at 304.876.5689.

If you have any questions regarding the Orientation activities planned for August, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 304.876.5453.

We look forward to welcoming you to your new home at Shepherd University.

2015 Orientation

August 2015 Orientation


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