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Jag 365 Orientation



Journey to the Bluff - New Student Orientation   

Welcome to Journey to the Bluff New Student Orientation. We are so excited that you have joined the Jaguar Nation! Orientation programs are designed to welcome new students, parents, and families to the Southern University community. We have carefully planned sessions to offer a range of perspectives on life at Southern University, in addition to providing you with resources and information that will be helpful to students, parents, and families during the first few months of the university experience.   


All Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 Orientation Sessions are mandatory for Students! 

Departmental Presentations, Campus Tours, & Social Engagement Activities  

(Orientation is optional for Parents/Guardians)


New Student Orientation Dates 


Summer and Fall New Student Orientation

-Friday, June 2, 2023 (Summer School Students)

  • New first year summer school students with housing assignments, will move in on Thursday, June 1, 2023.  

-Thursday, June 15, 2023 (Closed)

-Thursday, June 29, 2023 (Closed)

-Thursday, July 6, 2023 

-Thursday, July 13, 2023

-Thursday, July 20, 2023

-Thursday, July 27, 2023

-Thursday, August 3, 2023



If you are interested in learning more about campus resources and how to be best prepared for the Fall semester, please sign up for one of our highly recommended Virtual Orientation Prep Sessions Here.



There is a $150 non-refundable registration fee for all students attending New Student Orientation. The fee will be added to your billing statement for the specified term at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. The fee will include one or two meals during orientation, swag bag items, entertainment and more! Parents are encouraged to attend, but will be responsible for their own meals.

*Housing will not be provided for registered students and are encouraged to view our list of hotel recommendations* 






NOTE: Orientation fees are nonrefundable.




Please contact Mr. Hilaire for additional information. 

Jourdan Hilaire, M.A.

Director of First & Second Year Experience

University College


Honors College Room 317