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Welcome to New Student Orientation

Start Your Laker Journey Right

We are excited you are starting your academic journey at Clayton State University! At orientation, we'll help you get acquainted with our campus community and prepare for your first semester. Start by learning what to expect and what you can do to make the most of your first Laker Nation experience as an official Laker. 


During Orientation

At New Student Orientation, you will:

  • Be welcomed into the university community
  • Receive information regarding academic policies, procedures, and deadlines
  • Learn about multiple academic and campus life resources, programs, and services to aid your transition to Clayton State University

Clayton State offers two formats for undergraduate New Student Orientation:
in-person and online. 

If you choose the online orientation, you will explore self-paced modules, submit a completion quiz, and then schedule a meeting with your advisor.

online orientation

On the other hand, if you prefer to attend  in-person orientation, you can bring your family and friends to help with your transition to campus. You will also have the opportunity to hear from current students and representatives from various campus departments, including Financial Aid, Bursar, Student Life, Housing, and more. You will also receive same-day advising assistance and access the DUCK to complete course registration.

 


Preparing for Orientation

Make the best of your orientation experience with these helpful tips.

Here are a few things you can do BEFORE you arrive:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Resolve any remaining holds on your student account.
  • Activate your student email and check it regularly.
  • Upload your photo for your Laker ID Card.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring any questions you may have
  • For more tips, check out your New Student Checklist.

Here are a few things you can do BEFORE your completion deadline:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Resolve any remaining holds on your student account.
  • Activate your student email and check it regularly.
  • Upload your photo for your Laker ID Card.
  • Review potential classes offered.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to register for courses.
  • For more tips, check out your New Student Checklist.