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.
Note: If your major does not currently have advising appointments available, more will be added by the first week of August. Admissions will email Students when new appointments are available for sign-up.
The Office of Admissions can be reached at 304-876-5212 (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm) if you have 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.
New Students Admitted for Spring 2021
Please use the links below to sign up for a remote advising session.
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 & Convocation
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.
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
The Admissions team has put together a comprehensive New Student Resource Guide for incoming students. Take a look here: