New Student Orientation FAQs

Q. When do I have to be at New Student Orientation?

A. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen and is a part of the Brescia 101 course requirements. Incoming freshmen must be present from Saturday through Monday of New Student Orientation Weekend.

Q. What parts of New Student Orientation are mandatory?

A. All activities hosted from Saturday through Monday are mandatory, including both educational and social sessions. Each activity is designed to help new students be as successful as possible during their first year in college, inside and outside of the classroom.

Q. If I have a job, do I have to miss work for New Student Orientation?

A. Yes. Orientation is mandatory, as part of the Brescia 101 course requirements. Like any other class assignment, you have to be present to get credit.

Q. I am a transfer student. Is Orientation mandatory for me?

A. While Orientation isn’t a course requirement for students transferring with more than 15 credits, it is still strongly recommended that you attend. It will give you the opportunity to acclimate yourself with your new surroundings, get to know other students, and learn about the resources available to you.

Q. If New Student Orientation is mandatory, do I need to register or sign up?

A. Yes. The registration process provides us with information we need to make sure you are scheduled for all activities and sessions, as well as have access to all the resources available that day. Registration is available online, on the Orientation and New Students web page. We will also sent you a postcard reminder in the mail.

Q. I already registered for Orientation, but I forgot to include information about my guests on Saturday (or I need to change my guest information). How do I change that information?

A. Call us at 270-686-4336, and we will be happy to update your registration.

Q. Can parents/family attend New Student Orientation?

A. Yes, guest are welcome on Saturday of New Student Orientation. We have planned sessions to help answer some of their questions about the important connection family members can have to the Brescia University experience. Parents and family will also have the opportunity to meet their student’s advisor, and learn about the BU 101 course experience their student can expect.

Q. Is there a fee for New Student Orientation, and what does it include?

A. Yes, there is a $225 student fee that is automatically charged to your student account and is included in tuition. It covers all of the costs (meals, materials, sessions, entertainment, etc.) during Orientation. If you bring family members to Saturday of New Student Orientation, there is a per guest cost to cover meals and materials for them. That cost can be paid when you register for Orientation.

Q. Are meals provided during New Student Orientation?

A. Yes. All of your meals will either be covered by your meal plan (if you are a resident) or by the New Student Orientation program fees.