First-Year Orientation

Welcome New Blue Devils!

At First-Year Student Orientation, the Central community comes together for a high-impact program featuring our welcoming campus community and engaging Orientation Leaders. Programs occur in January for new Spring admits, and through the summer for Fall admits.

Orientation Outcomes

  • Welcome new students to campus and valuable campus resources, such as our Blanket of Support,
  • Connect new students to each other, to Orientation Leaders, and to their peers
  • Provide an initial exposure to the Undergraduate advising team, faculty and staff, so that new students may learn about academic advising and partake in course registration.
  • Learn about Central technology, obtain a Student-ID & parking pass, and take home an academic course schedule.

2024 Orientation Dates for First Year Students

Our First Year Student Orientation has 2 options for students.

Students will stay in one of our residence halls for the duration of the program and be fully immersed in campus life. (This format is highly recommended)

First Year Student Two-Day Programs:

Wednesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 13

Monday, June 17 - Tuesday, June 18

Monday, June 24 - Tuesday, June 25

Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28

Monday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 9

Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12

A more condensed approach to sharing important information and providing an engaging experience for students as best possible.

First Year Student One-Day Program:

Friday, June 21

Tuesday, August 20

Important Dates for Fall 2024 New Students

First Year Student Move-In Day:

Sunday, August 25, 2024

Convocation and Kizer’s Kick-off!:

Monday, August 26, 2024