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ESU is committed to assisting all incoming students in transitioning to the University in order to be successful. Upon admittance to the University, all freshmen and readmitted students are REQUIRED to participate in ESU Orientation. It’s your opportunity to begin experiencing the excitement of being a Warrior!

If you are beginning at ESU in the Fall of 2017 select the orientation session that applies to your major. Please join the ESU family, student orientation leaders, and your fellow classmates at the University’s one-day summer orientation program!

You must choose an orientation date that encompasses your major:

• May 10 (Wednesday) All Colleges
• May 12 (Friday) University College-undeclared/deciding students
• May 15 (Monday) College of Health Sciences
• May 17 (Wednesday) College of Business & Management
• May 19 (Friday) College of Arts & Sciences
• May 30 (Tuesday) College of Education &
Students majoring in Biology, Psychology, & Sociology,
including Social Work, and Criminal Justice.
• June 1 (Thursday) University College-undeclared/deciding students
• June 5 (Monday) College of Health Sciences
• June 7 (Wednesday) College of Business & Management & College of Education
• June 9 (Friday) College of Arts & Sciences

ESU Majors by College

College of Arts and Sciences
Art + Design, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Computer Security, Criminal Justice, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Transfer Program, English, Environmental Studies, General Science, Geography, History, Integrated Art + Design, Marine Science, Mathematics,
Medical Technology, Modern Languages,Pharmacy Transfer Program, Philosophy and religious Studies, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre

College of Business and Management
Business Management, Digital Media Technologies, Economics,
Hotel, restaurant & Tourism Management, Media Paraprofessional, Recreation Services Management, Sport Management

College of Health Sciences
Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Education, Nursing

University College
Deciding, Undeclared, Exploratory Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Education
Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Middle Level Education,
*Professional & Secondary Education, Special Education & Rehabilitation

(*Secondary Education Majors should register for a College of Arts & Sciences Orientation date; Your major will reside in this College. Faculty for the Secondary Education Department will meet with you on this date.)

Throughout each summer orientation session, you will meet with other students in your major and with faculty members and advisors about your programs of study, degree requirements, and you will receive your fall class schedule. In addition, you will learn about student services, explore ways to get involved with groups and events on campus, be introduced to academic policies and support mechanisms, meet upper class student orientation leaders, and make new friends!

Transfer students may attend a spring-summer Orientation day OR they may attend an optional Transfer Day rather than Orientation. Transfer Days are administered by the ESU Transfer Center, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall, 570-422-2800. To register for a Transfer Day, visit

Parents are strongly encouraged, however not mandated, to participate in orientation. We have heard from past parent orientation participants that our information on how to parent a university student has been a useful resource!

We encourage you to register for and attend the earliest session possible! It will ease your mind knowing that everything is in order and that you are fully prepared to begin your journey at ESU. The earlier you respond to our invitation, the more likely it is that you will receive your desired date.

Be sure to continue to check your ‘MyESU Portal’ for important ESU information. More orientation information may be found at:

We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: ESU Orientation & New Student Programs, (570) 422-2862.

ESU International Student Orientation will be held separately from the orientation sessions and Transfer Days mentioned above. International students may contact: Mr. Steven Ives, International Program Coordinator, at, (570) 422-3527, for more information.
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