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Hybrid Orientation

Clayton State offers two formats for undergraduate New Student Orientation:
hybrid and fully online. 

During Hybrid Orientation

You will:

  • Be welcomed into the university community
  • Take a Completion Quiz to mark your attendance
  • 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
  • Meet your peers and speak with representatives from student organizations

The hybrid  orientation has two components: online modules and a mandatory on-campus session.

Here's what you can expect:

During online orientation, you will explore self-paced modules, submit a completion quiz, and then prepare for your on-campus session.

online orientation

The online orientation will take about 40 minutes to complete. You will learn about

  • important apps and technology for students
  • academic success tips and strategies
  • key support services and campus offices
  • advising processes and resources
  • on-campus housing opportunities, student organizations, and much more!

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After you've registered for orientation, you will will receive a confirmation email with the links to the online orientation modules and completion quiz. Once you submit the quiz, your online orientation attendance will be recorded.

When you attend your in-person session, you can bring your family and friends to help with your transition to campus. You will hear from current students and representatives from various campus departments, including Financial Aid, Bursar, Student Life, Housing, and more. You will also have the option to speak with an advisor and finalize your class schedule.

 


Preparing for Orientation

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

Here are a few things you can do as you complete Online Orientation:

 

Here are a few things you can do BEFORE coming to campus:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Verify the time, location, and parking details  for your on-campus session.
  • 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. This is a great time to ask about:
    • holds on your  account
    • financial aid
    • your major or class schedule
    • student organizations and campus events
    • how/where to use your LakerCard
    • Elizabeth, Loch, and Nessie
    • how to sign up for a meal plan or navigate the cafeteria
  • For more tips, check out your New Student Checklist.

Agenda - July 20 Orientation

Morning Session

Time  

Session

Location  

7:30-8:15   

Check-in/Resource Fair  

 University Center – Main Street  

Online Orientation Completion

UC 268

Verification of Lawful Presence/Final Transcripts

Admissions Table at Check-in

Financial Aid

UC 268

LakerCard Photo

UC 261

Refreshments

UC Loft

8:15-8:45   

Welcome   

UC 272  

8:45-9:25  

Student Affairs  

UC 272  

9:25-10:25   

FA/Bursar   

UC 272  

10:25-10:35   

Transition/Break   

   

10:35-11:25  

University 101

UC 267 

Family Session   

UC 268   

11:25-11:30  

Evaluations  

UC 268 

11:30-12:00  

Advising

Optional: Tours  

 UC 267  

  

 


Afternoon Session

Time 

Session

Location 

1:00-2:15 

Optional: Tours 

 

2:30-3:15  

Check-in/Resource Fair  

 Lobby/Ballroom C 

Online Orientation Completion

Laker Lounge

Verification of Lawful Presence/Final Transcripts

Admissions Table at Check-in

Financial Aid

Laker Lounge

LakerCard Photo

Resource Fair

Refreshments

Hall next to Ballroom A

3:15-3:45  

Welcome  

Ballrooms A&B   

3:45-4:25 

Student Affairs  

Ballrooms A&B   

4:25-5:25  

FA/Bursar  

Ballrooms A&B   

5:25-5:55  

Transition/Break  

Students move to University Center  

6:00-6:45 

University 101  

UC 272 

Family Session  

Ballrooms A&B   

6:45-7:15 

First-Year Experience (EDGE)

UC 272 

Career Services 

UC 272   

7:15-7:20 

Evaluations 

UC 272 

Ballrooms A&B   

7:20-7:50 

Advising 

 UC 267