FAQs for New Student

May 25th, 2011 by Betsy

What are the June Orientation dates?

  • Session A – June 1 & 2 (Sun & Mon)
  • Session B – June 8 & 9 (Sun & Mon)
  • Session C – June 11 & 12 (Wed & Thur)
  • Session D – June 15 & 16 (Sun & Mon)  Not available to reserve until May 19th

Can I make my reservation via telephone?

We do not make reservations via telephone. All students must fill out their RESERVATION form via the web site which is on myPlymouth. This information was sent to your personal and new campus email address from the New Student Orientation Office.

The sessions fill up quickly; please fill out your reservation form via the web ASAP

How come I have not received any orientation information?

Have you sent in your tuition deposit to PSU and has it been received? Information is sent via email ONLY to students who have paid their deposit to PSU.

Do I have to attend both days?

Yes. If you have a conflict with the evening events, you can go home and come back in the morning. However, we highly recommend you stay over to meet new students and to get a feel for residential life.

Can I switch sessions?

Yes, if space is available in the session you would like to switch into. PLEASE call 1-800-842-6900 and ask for the New Student Orientation Office, then ask to be transferred to Randy.

Do I have to take the Math Placement Assessment?

This is required for students who wish to enroll in Calculus or for students majoring in:

Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Meteorology.  This placement helps in determining what math class you should take.  However, any student is welcome to take the placement – it’s free and students will be placed in a math class to their skill level.

The Math Placement is available online and it is highly recommended that it is taken prior to new student orientation.  Here is the link for the Math Placement: http:http://www.plymouth.edu/services/math-center/math-placement-assessment/

What time do I have to be there?

Arrival/check-in is between 9:00am – 11:30am on Day I at the Hartman Union Building (HUB).

Do I have to stay on campus overnight?

No, however it is highly recommended so that you can meet new students and to get a feel of residential life. Students will be housed in either Grafton or Smith Hall.  Co-ed arrangements (by floor) and it is on a first come first served basis.

Do parents/guests have to attend both days?

No. It is not mandatory for parents/guests. However, if they would like to come DAY I or DAY II only, here is the breakdown:
  • $40.00/per family member, for Day I attendance only (includes lunch & dinner)
  • $25.00/per family member, for Day II attendance only (includes breakfast and lunch)
  • $60.00 per family member for Day I and Day II not staying overnight (includes all meals)
  • $70.00 per family member for Day I and Day II staying overnight (includes all meals)

Do parents/guests have to stay on campus?

No. However, from past orientations, the parents/guests have had a great time staying in the residence halls for the evening (Langdon Woods). If they would like to stay off campus, please check out this list of area accommodations.

Freshman Abroad Program - Limerick, Ireland

Students participating in the Freshman Abroad Program MUST sign up for Session D (June 15 & 16).  If they are unable, please contact either Deb Regan or Lisa Ladd from the Global Education Office at bagley@plymouth.edu

Can I get a REFUND?

All refund requests must be made in writing to the New Student Orientation Office explaining the reason and you will be refunded minus the cost of the meals. It will be mailed to you, the student, after the June Orientation program is over or if requested, it may be put toward your tuition bill.