We’re excited you have decided to join the Shepherd University community. Attending the Orientation programs will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and connections to begin or continue their education. Our office is here to support both Shepherd students and their families as they take the next step in their academic journey. I encourage you to explore the Shepherd website for information on services, policies, and resources.
Advisement and Registration for First Year Students or Transfer Students: Learn about your chosen academic program, meet Orientation Peer Leaders (A-Team), interact with the classmates you will be seeing this semester, work with a faculty advisor, and register for classes! Take this time to talk about your course schedule for the fall and your academic interests.
New Student Welcome: This information will be sent to you later in the summer and is broken into two parts:
- Get Ram Ready — you will have the opportunity to come on campus, register for tours, see a Residence Hall room, pick up your books, meet your peers, get your parking pass, and more!
- Rise 360 — An online, interactive, and self-paced module, focused on important aspects to help students identify how to become successful members of the Shepherd community. This information is broken into THREE modules: New Student Welcome, A Culture of Respect Training — Part One, A Culture of Respect Training — Part Two
Convocation: A tradition at Shepherd University where all incoming students will attend a formal ceremony marking your official entrance into the University. Convocation signifies the beginning of a student’s educational journey and by which they become members of the Shepherd University community of scholars.
Student Success Center
Student Center, Suite 122