Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration
To begin your transition to Shepherd University and get Ram Ready, students must complete Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration (A&R). For the safety of the Shepherd University community, incoming students will complete A&R remotely by phone call, through a virtual meeting, or by proxy, all with the assistance of a faculty advisor.
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 304-876-5212 (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm) with any questions regarding Orientation Step 1: Advisement & Registration (A&R). Additional updates regarding Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome will be communicated throughout the summer.
Please use the link below to sign up for a remote advising session offered this June.
Transfer Students who have submitted official transcripts are eligible to schedule an advising appointment in July. The Office of Admissions has contacted students with instructions. If you have not received an email, please contact the Office of Admissions to verify if you are eligible for May advisement and registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 304-876-5212.
Please use the link below to sign up for a remote advising session offered this July.
By participating Orientation Step 1, new students will
- successfully complete the advisement process and register for their first semester
- understand academic degree requirements for their field of interest
- meet at least one faculty member from their major
- confirm their decision to accept admittance into Shepherd University,
- create an atmosphere that will minimize anxiety, promote excitement for learning, and positive attitudes
Students and their families are encouraged to explore the Shepherd website for information on services, policies, and resources. Check out the tabs to the left for more information on Orientation Step 1 and Step 2.
Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome
You are on your way to becoming a Shepherd RAM! At Orientation Step 2: New Student Welcome, you will kick-off your college career at Shepherd University. We can’t wait to see you on campus in August!
By participating in Orientation Step 2, new students will
- become knowledgeable about resources offered to them on campus for a successful transition into the Shepherd University community
- gain the ability to articulate and understand the benefits and challenges of the diverse student population and campus community
- become familiar with the clubs, organizations, programs, and success tips, offered through Shepherd
- meet with their academic advisor from their department to begin creating a positive and worthwhile relationship
- participate in Convocation, the ceremonial procession beginning their collegiate career at Shepherd University
- and create relationships that will assist in community building and retention
Please use the form below to ask any questions regarding Shepherd University’s Orientation programs. Someone from the Office of Student Success and Orientation Programs will follow up as soon as possible regarding your inquiry.