On behalf of the entire Orientation team, welcome to the St. Andrews community!

Participation in Orientation helps new students prepare for their time at St. Andrews by laying a strong foundation for their university experience. All new students (first year and transfer) are required to attend. Orientation for Fall 2022 students will be held from August 26th-29th! 

Students who are required to be on campus prior to that date (pre-season fall athletics and equestrians) will be notified of their expected arrival date by coaches, supervisors, and/or Admissions staff members.

View the Fall 2022 Orientation and Check-In Schedule


During Orientation, you will begin your journey of discovery and success by:

  • Learning how to navigate the academic and social transitions of university life
  • Meeting new people and getting involved on campus
  • Finding campus resources and support services

Before you arrive on campus for Orientation, it is important that you have completed what we call the “Clearance” process. You will receive information regarding clearance via mail, email, phone, and social media. To avoid lines on Check-in Day, please complete as much of this process as possible prior to your arrival.

The following offices require clearance:

Admissions 910-277-5555 admissions@sa.edu
Business Office 910-277-5225 mccoynt@sa.edu
Financial Aid 910-277-5778 finaid@sa.edu
Health & Wellness 910-277-5040 learr@sa.edu
Housing and Residence Life 910-277-5409 crossmk@sa.edu

Required Housing, Health & Wellness, Insurance, etc. forms can be found here.

The Orientation Leaders (OLs), academic advisors, faculty and staff members, Residence Life and Student Affairs staff, as well as many others, will be here to assist you throughout your transition.

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, Dean of Students at hernandez.elizabeth@sa.edu

Information for Parents/Family Members

We understand that getting away from work and family responsibilities to bring students to Orientation during the week can be difficult. While all students are required to attend Orientation, parent/family member programs are recommended but not mandatory.