Students of Cameron University

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Cameron University!

We're excited to welcome you to campus this spring/summer. New Student Orientation is required for all First-Time Full-Time freshmen who have graduated or will graduate from High School in 2016 or 2017 and have not previously attended another University. If you do not meet these qualifications, you may be attending an alternative orientation program. That information is available below.

During your orientation session you can expect to learn how to access CU technology including Aggie Access, Blackboard, and your student e-mail. You'll meet upperclassmen and CU faculty and staff who will be happy to answer your questions. You'll learn about how to get involved on campus, how you can live on-campus, and more. At the end of the day you will meet with an Academic Advisor to enroll for the fall semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when to attend orientation?

Beginning in January, students will be asked to choose which orientation session they would like to attend. Students will be contacted by e-mail and phone in order to select a session. 

What do I do if I can't make my orientation date/miss my date?

If you cannot attend an offered orientation date, you should contact the Office of Campus Life ASAP! You can call them at 580-581-2217. They will assign you to a new orientation date.

How long is orientation and do I have to stay the whole time?

Orientation will begin promptly at 9am and will end after your advising appointment in the afternoon. Students who do not stay the whole time must attend another session.

What do I do if I miss my testing or advising appointment?

The Academic Advising Center will reach out to students who miss their scheduled advising appointments to reschedule. If you are aware you need to change your appointment, you can contact them at 580-581-6741.

What do I need to do before Orientation?

After you register for a session and access to the Blackboard group, you should log in and begin to explore the page. Here you can find information on Student Housing, FERPA, Campus Services, Financial Aid, and more as well as a campus map.

You will also need to change your "Aggie Pass" password. Information on how to do this is located in Blackboard.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will be provided with a folder of information when you check in for Orientation. You may want to bring extra paper and a writing utensil. A government issued photo ID is required for all testing.

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Orientation Contact Info

Questions about Orientation?

Office of Campus Life


Room 111 Ross Hall