Orientation & Transition Experiences

The mission of Orientation & Transition Experiences is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success. Our Core Values include 1) student success, which is dedicated to the success of each individual; 2) building community to celebrating diversity, encouraging responsibility, and creating a sense of belonging; 3) collaboration with the intent of strengthening our work by building internal and external relationships; 4) leadership for developing the leader within each of us; and 5) commitment to excellence, for pursuing our work with professionalism, innovation, scholarship, and integrity.
Students Served: 
Incoming first-year students (both freshmen and transfers)
Current first-year students through their first two semesters
Upperclassmen with over 400 student leadership and employment opportunities
Services Offered: 
  • Helping students understand and thrive in their transition
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Communicating academic expectations and pathways
  • Sharing information about how to navigate resources
  • Fostering community development
  • Conveying the importance of student engagement
  • Connecting new students with peer leaders


Academic Support Resources


Center for Academic Planning & Exploration

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President's Emerging Scholars

Reserve Officers Training Corps

SMART Learning Commons

Office of Undergraduate Research

University Honors Program

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