Say goodbye to High School, and Hello to PSU!
As you prepare to begin your career at Plymouth State University (PSU), we hope you are looking forward to a challenging, exciting period of your life. You will have opportunities to increase your knowledge and gain theoretical and practical experience in your academic program, developing independence and greater self-confidence while at the university. By getting involved in student life, you can make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Your first step toward engaging in life at PSU is to attend a new student orientation, which is specifically designed to help you make a smooth transition from high school to college. New students must attend an orientation program in order to enroll as a student at PSU.
Want to know what’s taking place on those 2 days???
NO IF’S, AND’S or BUT’S – YOU GOTTA’ COME TO ORIENTATION (AND YOU’LL LIKE IT)!
Most of your fall semester courses will be pre-selected for you by the Registrar’s staff in consultation with the academic faculty from your selected major. During June orientation, you will finalize your registration for fall semester classes and become acquainted with academic procedures. June orientation is also the time to:
- meet other first year students and orientation leaders, making new friends along the way
- find answers to your questions
- stay on campus to get a feel for residence hall life and the dining program
- talk with academic department representatives about your first semester courses
BRING MOM AND DAD ALONG! COME ON, IT’LL BE FUN!
We realize the interest parents have in being involved as your prepare to leave for college, so we have provided specific programs in our schedule tailored to parent concerns. Our overall program remains centered on academic advising, registration and orientation of the new students, and in some instances, the program for students and parents overlaps. Please encourage your parents to come and participate in the program. The program fee for each family/guest member attending with you is $75.00. Students do not have to pay a fee for the orientation program, as it is built into the fall semester bill. Only family/guests attending with their students have a program fee. Details are provided on the orientation reservation form via myPlymouth.