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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new students (freshmen and transfer). Please contact Renita Moore at 423.236.2575 with questions or concerns.

Orientation is part of Southern’s First Year Experience program. Because university life and learning are so different from high school or academy, the first year in college is usually more challenging than expected. It has been shown that students who take the time to learn strategies for success perform better during their first year. Like other universities, Southern requires orientation so you can

  • discover where resources are located
  • meet your academic advisor
  • find out what professors expect
  • learn to network
It’s smart to give yourself all the insider tips upfront so that your college investment pays off.

2024 Summer Orientation Schedule  (JumpStart, BIOS, Early SmartStart, and SmartStart students)
2024 Fall Orientation Schedule  (freshmen and transfer students not attending SmartStart)