USI is offering a variety of virtual orientation meetings and programs to prepare new students and their families for the upcoming school year. All students and families are encouraged to sign up for one Orientation Zoom Meeting and participate in as many of the other virtual programs. Below is a description of each virtual program.
- Orientation Zoom Meetings
New students and parents are invited to attend one of these meetings to supplement the virtual advising and registration appointments and the online orientation module. Pre-registration is required.
- Virtual Q-and-A Sessions with USI
These sessions will give you an update from campus, answer questions related to orientation, advising and registration, and other questions you may have.
Alternating Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm CDT on Zoom at https://usi.zoom.us/j/92743737512
- Orientation Zoom Series
Attend one or multiple of these Thursday evening sessions that provide information about different parts of campus. See a list of topics below with dates.
- New Student Hangouts
New students can join AMIGO Orientation Leaders (current students) to learn more about USI's campus, connect with other new students, and get questions answered.
New students and parents are invited to attend one of these meetings to supplement the virtual advising and registration appointments and the online orientation module. This session is planned for 90 minutes and will give you a brief introduction to campus and the academic colleges and provide you an opportunity to ask questions you have about attending USI this fall. Students will be put in smaller breakout sessions with current students to give them an opportunity to meet other students and to ask your questions to a peer, while parents will have time to ask their questions to staff and faculty. Come prepared with questions. These will be held from 6:30 - 8 pm CDT, unless noted.
Pre-registration is required. Click on your preferred date and fill out the registration form. Students and parents/guardians will need to be on separate devices for part of this program, so have each person register. You will receive an email with a specific link for this program.
These Q-and-A sessions provide new students and families a chance to speak with campus staff, hear about campus updates, and ask questions. All sessions will take place at 6:30 pm CDT on Zoom at https://usi.zoom.us/j/92743737512. Dates and times subject to change.
- Tuesday, June 9
- Tuesday, June 23
- Tuesday, July 7
Attend one or multiple of the sessions in the Orientation Zoom Series to learn more about USI. Each session will provide information about a different part of the university and allow you to ask questions to campus officials. These will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm CDT. No pre-registration required.
Click here to join any of these sessions.
- Thursday, May 28 | Survive and Thrive | Led by the USI Counseling Center, we will discuss the challenges for incoming students and families, particularly during COVID-19 and strategies for managing those challenges, as well as resources available to your family. There will also be time for questions. | https://usi.zoom.us/j/91781624518
- Thursday, June 4 | USI Cares (Safety and Support)
The USI community cares for its students. Hear from the Dean of Students Office, Public Safety, the Counseling Center, and other campus support services.
- Thursday, June 11 | Residential Experience (On-Campus Housing)
Housing and Residence Life will be joined by USI Dining and Parking and Bus Services to talk about what it's life to live on campus.
- Thursday, June 18 | Academic Life
Come learn about academic life at USI. Hear from the provost, college deans, and other academic support staff.
- Thursday, July 9 | Student Services
Learn about what Student Support Services (SSS), Disability Resources, Multicultural Center, and other offices have available to help students be successful on campus.
- Thursday, July 16 | College Finance
Join Student Financial Assistance and the Bursar's Office to learn about and ask questions about paying for college, payment plans, and your financial aid package.
- Thursday, July 23 | Technology, Books and Your Student
Get your questions answered about technology, textbooks, and how students can use Blackboard, USI's course management system.
- Thursday, July 30 | Campus Life
Student Affairs offices including Housing and Residence Life, Student Development Programs, Recreation, Fitness and Wellness, Multicultural Center, and Religious Life will share their programs and services.
- Thursday, August 6 |Fall Opening (Welcome Week/Move-In/Guidelines)
Hear from Student Development Programs and Housing and Residence Life about the move-in process, Welcome Week information, and campus guidelines for the fall semester.
New students can join AMIGO Orientation Leaders to learn more about USI's campus, connect with other new students, and get questions answered. We encourage each student to attend one or more of these. These will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm CDT. No registration is required.
Click here to join any of these hangouts.
- Tuesday, July 21
- Tuesday, July 28
- Tuesday, August 4
- Tuesday, August 11