This website uses cookies to ensure site visitors get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies and Privacy Statement. To find out more, please visit Southern University's Privacy Statement.

I agree

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. New Student Orientation is one full day. Check in will begin at 7:00am and orientaiton will end at 5:00pm. 


All Summer, and Fall 2024 Orientation Sessions are mandatory for Students! 

Departmental Presentations, Campus Tours, & Social Engagement Activities  

(Orientation is optional for Parents/Guardians)


Join us at our Virtual Orientation Session on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00am CST as various campus partners such as Campus Dining, Office of FInancial Aid, Academic Advisors and more share updates and reminders about thier areas policies, procedures, and deadline expectations. 


New Student Orientation Dates


Summer and Fall New Student Orientation Dates 

-Friday, May 31st (Summer School Students Only)

-Thursday, June 13th (Closed)


-Thursday, June 20th (Closed)

-Thursday, June 27th (Closed)

-Thursday, July 18th (Closed)

-Thursday, July 25th

-Thursday, August 1

-Thursday, August 8




There is a $150 non-refundable registration fee for all students attending New Student Orientation (The orientation fee is separate from the $150 housing fee). The fee will be added to your billing statement for the specified term at the beginning of the Fall semester after you register. The fee will include refreshments 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 126