Orientation FAQs

New Student Orientation

What is New Student Orientation?

The New Student Orientation Program is designed for new and transfer students in preparation for the upcoming school year. Students who participate in orientation will be better prepared to begin their academic career at Coppin State University. During orientation, we will answer your questions about academic, social and logistical matters before classes begin.

Is New Student Orientation Mandatory?

Yes, New Student Orientation is mandatory for all first year and transfer students. Register online at www.coppin.edu/orientation.

When is New Student Orientation and Welcome Week?

New Student Orientation is Monday, August 22, 2016.

Welcome Week is Monday, August 22, 2016 through August, 26, 2016.

Do I need to check in for New Student Orientation?

Yes, check in begins at 8:30am in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium. At check in you will receive your New Student Orientation welcome package including the schedule of events and other important information regarding Orientation and the upcoming school year.

I am a commuter/transfer student; do I need to attend New Student Orientation?

Yes, all new, transfer, and commuter students must attend New Student Orientation.

Do I stay on campus during New Student Orientation?

No, you do not stay on campus during your selected Orientation date.

I am a resident student, when do I move into my room on campus?

All new/transfer undergraduate students move into their residence halls on August 16, 2016.

Where can I find a schedule of events that take place during each New Student Orientation?

The schedule is available on the New Student Orientation site.

I will or have attended the SASA Summer Program. Do I still have to attend Orientation?

Yes, you must attend because not all of the information will be the same from the SASA Summer Program.

Where can I find a schedule of events that take place during Welcome Week 2016?

The schedule is available on the Welcome Week site.

Where should I park?

All guests arriving for New Student Orientation should park in Lot J Commuter or Lot G. Lot J Commuter can be accessed via Warwick Road. Lot G can be accessed via Loop Rd, and is located adjacent to the tennis courts and the Talon Center. No permit is required during New Student Orientation.

May I buy my parking permit on the day of New Student Orientation?

Depending on the date you select for your New Student Orientation, you may be able to purchase your parking permit. Parking permits for the Fall semester normally go on sale two to three weeks prior to the start of classes.