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Undergraduate Admissions


Orientation FAQ

What do I need to bring for the overnight stay in the residence halls?
Bedding and towels are provided. Please bring any personal belongings you desire and we recommend a light jacket and umbrella if the weather calls for rain. 

Is it mandatory for students to spend the night?
We strongly encourage students to spend the night on campus even if you are not going to be living on campus in the fall. There are events that run until late in the evening, and this is the time that you can meet your future classmates!

Can parents spend the night on campus?
We do not have housing available on-campus for parents but a listing of local hotel options is available here.

Do any hotels give a discount when visiting SAU?
Mention SAU for possible discounts. The majority of hotels are within 10-15 minutes of campus.

Is there a cost for meals?
No. Breakfast and lunch are included on the second day. Please plan to eat dinner prior to arriving on campus.

Will my parents be with me during class selection?
Parents and students are not together during this time. However, parents will have the opportunity to meet with the advisor and ask questions.

Where do I meet up with my parents in the morning?
In the Rogalski Center ballroom.

Do I need pens, pencils, or notepad?
Pens and notepads are provided.

Is it mandatory to go to Mass?
No. Mass is held at 8 a.m. and all are welcome!

How long will I be on campus (the second day)?
The last session ends at 2:30 p.m. and you should be finished between 3–3:15 p.m. Please plan to stay the entire day. We are not able to alter your schedule for the day.

I'll plan to work on campus, what do I need to bring for my meeting with the Career Center?
You must bring your driver's license and social security card with you to the Career Center before you are allowed to start your work study or temporary job. If your driver's license is expired, it will not be accepted. A certified birth certificate (from the courthouse) can be used in place of the social security card. A current passport can take the place of a driver's license and social security card/birth certificate. Only original ID forms will be accepted (no copies, faxes or scans). 

Can parents come to some, but not all, of the sessions?
Yes, however we encourage you to attend as much as possible.

If I find a roommate, how can I let the Residence Life Office know?
There are forms to complete in the Dean of Students and Residence Life at orientation (both offices are in the Rogalski Center).

Can guests other than my parents attend orientation?
We ask that you limit it to three guests (in addition to the student).

How are the students supervised during the night they stay on campus?
The students will be supervised by a STAR, who is an upperclassman chosen to be an orientation leader. There will be a few STARs on each floor with the students overnight.

What is the weekend attire?
Dress is casual. We recommend a light jacket and umbrella if the weather calls for rain.

Can students leave campus during the night?
No, students should stay on campus during the night.

Will there be entertainment in the evening?
STARS will be providing several activities to keep students busy during the evening. These include the game room, cards, video games, board games, gym and fitness center for basketball and volleyball, bags games.

Where do we park?
Parking is available in the Rogalski Center lot and no permit is needed (campus map).

When do I get my student ID?
You'll have your ID photo taken and receive your student ID card at Orientation.

Will I be able to go over Financial Aid and set up a payment plan?
Each student and parent has an individual appointment with a financial aid representative. This is a scheduled part of the day, and separate appointments do not need to be made. Payment plan options also will be covered. Financial Aid assistance is located in our Bee Central office on the first floor of Ambrose Hall.

Whats Next

Be sure to read the FAQ for Advising and Registration!