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 from High School in 2015 or 2016 and have not previously attended another University. If you do not meet these qualifications, you may be attending Adult Orientation. 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 morning you will be able to set up an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor to enroll for the fall semester as well as schedule a placement testing appointment if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know when to attend orientation?
Beginning in late March, students will be automatically assigned an orientation date and placed into an orientation group in the Blackboard program. The assignments are based upon admittance date. Once a session fills, newly admitted students will be added to the next open spot. Students will be notified by e-mail and SMS text message prior to their session. Please contact the Office of Campus Life if you have not recieved an orientation date (580-581-2217).
What do I do if I can't make my orientation date/miss my date?
If you cannot attend your assigned 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 at 9am and will end around 12pm. 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 receive your assignment 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.
Orientation Contact Info
Questions about Orientation?
Office of Campus Life