CONNECTIONS: Freshman Program
What is CONNECTIONS Orientation?
CONNECTIONS Orientation is required for all new students. It is designed to help you adjust to a new environment and cope with the changes you will experience in coming to KU. When you come to Orientation, you will learn how to effectively deal with common transition issues; get familiar with the KU campus; gain an understanding of academic support services available; and start to understand the academic expectations professors will have of you.
Each year, we prepare a new student guidebook. Take a moment to review the contents. We will review some aspects of this with you at new student orientation in January.
A required orientation for first-time freshmen will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
An optional parent/family program will be held on the same date. The cost to attend the parent/family program is $10 per person if paid in advance ($15 at the door) and covers the cost for lunch and materials. This fee can be paid in advance to Kutztown University in c/o the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. Payment can also be made online through the student's MyKU account.
Both the first-time freshmen and parent/family orientation program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at approximately 3 PM. Students are required to attend orientation. Check back soon for a copy of the program agenda.
Additional Information and Helpful Links:
- "Keepin It Kutztown" - Your Guide to Local Stores
- Living On Campus
- Financial Aid Services
- Disability Services
- D2L(Distance Learning) Tutorial Website
- MyKU Student Information System Tutorial Website
- Student Accounts
- Veterans Services
- Off Campus Housing and Commuter Services
- Office Of The Dean Of Students
- Public Safety
- Health and Wellness/Counseling Services
- Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Services
- Womens's Center
- Multicultural Center
- Writing Center
- GLBTQ Resource Center
- Recreational Sports
- KU Store (Bookstore)
How to Register
1) Pay your $200 Advance Registration Deposit
2) Register for orientation online through your MyKU
>Go to Student Center>MyAcademics>Connections
3) Check your KU email for your orientation confirmation
If you need help, call the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at (610) 683-4088.
Orientation is mandatory for all new students.