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Night in the Nest: Your USI Overnight Experience

Students, you have the option to participate in our Night in the Nest program the evening prior to our June and July orientation sessions. Night in the Nest will be filled with fun, interactive activities to meet other students and experience a little of USI. It also provides you with what it's like staying overnight in the residence halls. The program portion will be 7-10 p.m. Snacks will be provided as part of the program.

This overnight experience costs $32.20 (including sales and innkeeper's tax) per person. This fee will be posted to your University account. Do not send payment at this time. Indicate on your Orientation Reservation form via the Admitted Student Task List if you and any family/guests plan to stay on campus.

Orientation Dates (June-July) Evening Prior to Session 

Night in the Nest Date Orientation Date
Thursday, June 8 Friday, June 9
Friday, June 23 Saturday, June 24
Friday, July 14 Saturday, July 15
Thursday, July 20 Friday, July 21
Not available Wednesday, August 16

Students and families staying on campus need to bring the following: 

  • Twin sheets (standard length)
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal items
  • Each bedroom suite will have a private bathroom

Arrival and Check-In Information 

  • If you make a reservation to stay on campus, you will check in between 5:30-7:30 p.m. CT the evening prior to your Orientation session in Newman Residence Hall. Watch for signs on campus. You may park near the Residence Hall.
  • The Night in the Nest program will run from 7 - 10 pm CT in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center.
  • Checkout is from 6:30-8:30 a.m. CT on your orientation day. Orientation Check-In starts at 8 a.m.

Dining Options

Off-Campus Hotels

  • If your family prefers to stay off-campus, the Evansville area has a variety of hotels. For more information about local off-campus accommodations, click here.
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