The August Orientation program is different from the July Advisement and Registration program. These sessions feature internationally recognized speakers as well as Shepherd professional staff who will address Shepherd’s community expectations and policies as well as issues of cultural diversity, academic success, safety, and wellness.
Students will have a great time meeting others during Orientation, acquiring information not covered in July, and seeing what extraordinary offerings Shepherd presents throughout the year. We urge you to take advantage of the optional social events during Orientation. Those who attend these events are rewarded with new friendships, reduced stress levels, and lots of laughter.
Upon the completion of Orientation, you will face both opportunities and challenges. You will have the freedom to set your own schedule. You will make choices and be held responsible for the consequences. Attending Orientation is vital to your journey since it introduces you to the resources and support systems available to you as well as the expectations of the campus community.