Schedule

June 4 - July 13

The date of your 1-day New Student Orientation session (2 days for Aviation students) is based on your academic major. Attending Orientation with your academic college will allow you to:

  • Learn more about your degree program.
  • Meet with faculty and an advisor from your major.
  • Connect with new UND students who have similar academic interests.

You must attend an Orientation session based on the major you plan to pursue at UND.

Undecided on a Major

If you haven't decided on a major, don't worry – we have Orientation sessions designed for undeclared majors, too. Please note that if you are interested in pursuing a major, but have not officially declared it on your admissions application, you're encouraged to attend an Orientation session that most closely matches your academic interests.

UND offers more than 200+ academic programs housed within colleges and schools. Click on the college or school name below to view the majors offered. Make sure that you see the major you're interested in pursuing in the list for that college or school so you make a reservation to attend the appropriate Summer Orientation session.

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, please attend Orientation on June 11-12, 19-20 or 27-28; or July 9-10 or 13.*

Keep in mind that Orientation is 2 days for Aviation students, with the first day focused on aerospace information and the second day focused on general orientation information.

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Aviation Technology Management
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Flight Education
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

*Please note the July 13 Aerospace Sciences Orientation for the above majors will only be 1 day with a slightly different schedule than the 2 day sessions.

Orientation is always only 1 day (June 12, 20, 28; or July 10) for the following major:

  • Atmospheric Sciences

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, please attend Orientation on June 5, 7, 11, 19, 22 or 26; or July 2 or 11:

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Biology: Pre-Health Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design & New Art Media
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Norwegian
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astrophysics
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Mortuary Science
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Podiatry
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women & Gender Studies

NOTE: If you're interested in Political Science (College of Business & Public Administration), you should attend Orientation on June 4, 13, 21 or 27; or July 9.

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the College of Business & Public Administration, please attend Orientation on June 4, 13, 21 or 27; or July 9:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking & Financial Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Investments
  • Management
  • Managerial Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the College of Education & Human Development, please attend Orientation on June 6, 14 or 25; or July 12:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Middle Level Education
  • Public Health Education
  • Rehabilitation & Human Services
  • Secondary Education

NOTE: If you're interested in Social Work (College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines), you should attend Orientation on June 4, 13, 21 or 27; or July 9. If you're interested in Athletic Training (School of Medicine & Health Sciences), you should attend Orientation on June 7 or 19; or July 2.

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the College of Engineering & Mines, please attend Orientation on June 8 or 18; or July 3:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering Undetermined
  • Computer Science

NOTE: If you're interested in Geography (College of Arts & Sciences), you should attend Orientation on June 5, 7, 11, 19, 22 or 26; or July 2 or 11

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, please attend Orientation on June 7 or 19; or July 2:

  • Athletic Training
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

NOTE: If you're interested in pre-health majors (e.g., Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine), you should attend Orientation on June 5, 7, 11, 19, 22 or 26; or July 2 or 11 with other majors from the College of Arts & Sciences.

If you're interested in the following majors offered by the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, please attend Orientation on June 4, 13, 21 or 27; or July 9:

  • Community Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

If you haven't decided on a major, please attend Orientation on June 6, 14 or 25; or July 12. An advisor will help you to select a course schedule and provide you with services that can help you choose a career path.

NOTE: If you're interested in pursuing a major, but have not officially declared it on your admissions application, you're encouraged to attend Orientation on the academic focus days that most closely match your academic interests.

If you're a first-generation college student, and are interested in meeting other first-generation students, faculty, and staff, attend Orientation on June 29!

If you're a first-generation student with a chosen major, you can attend either this Orientation session or a session for your major.

Summer Orientation is intended for new students entering UND for Fall 2018 and their parents or guests. There is a 2-guest limit per student. Please note that we do not have programming for young children.

Aviation Students Only: Please keep in mind that you will have a 2-day Orientation. See the Aviation schedule for details.

*Schedule is subject to change.

Students, Parents & Guests

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Check-In 
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Dakota Lounge
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Program Overview
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. You're Now a Member of the UND Community
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Academic Success at UND
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. College Major Conversations
Various Locations
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. One-Stop Student Services / Financial Aid
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl

Language Placement Exam
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, North Ballroom

Students

Students will meet individually with an advisor while their parents attend Parent Orientation. As students begin their college careers, it's important that they register for classes on their own with the guidance of advisors, so they can make their own decisions about their academic futures.

11:40 - 12:00 p.m. Meet Your Mentor
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Various Rooms
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Resource Fair
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, South Ballroom
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Wilkerson Commons
1:30 - Finish Advisement
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, River Valley Room

Registration
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, North Ballroom

Math Placement Exam (Optional)
O'Kelly Hall, Math Active Learning Lab (MALL), Room 33

Service Learning Project
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Dakota Lounge

Parents & Guests

Parents/guests will participate in Parent Orientation while students meet with academic advisors and register for classes.

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Resource Fair
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, South Ballroom
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Wilkerson Commons
1:15 - 3:30 p.m. Parent Presentations
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
3:30 - Finish

Parent Lounge (Optional)
Memorial Union, 1st Floor, Lounge

  • One-Stop Meetings (do not need to be scheduled ahead of time)
  • Green Room
  • Athletic Ticket Office
  • Residence Hall Tours
  • C-Store & Stomping Grounds

Aviation Student Orientation

The Aviation Student Orientation is intended for new students entering UND for Fall 2018 and their parents or guests. Please keep in mind that you will have a 2-day Orientation if you're majoring in one of the following aviation programs:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Aviation Technology Management
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Flight Education
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Orientation is only 1 day for the following major (June 12, 20, 28; or July 10):

  • Atmospheric Sciences

There is a 2-guest limit per student. Please note that we do not have programming for young children.

*Schedule is subject to change.

Day 1

The first day of your Orientation will focus on the following Aviation-specific programming.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Check-In
Clifford Hall, Room 210
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Aviation Presentations
Clifford Hall, Room 210
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pizza at Robin Hall 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open Houses
Ryan Hall, Robin Hall and Airport

Day 2

The second day of your Orientation will focus on general UND information.

*Day 2 of Aviation Orientation will run until 5 p.m. Please do not schedule flights on Day 2 before 5 p.m., or you will not be able to be advised and registered for classes during Orientation.

Students, Parents & Guests

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Check-In 
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Dakota Lounge
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Program Overview
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. You're Now a Member of the UND Community
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Academic Success at UND
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. College Major Conversations
Various Locations
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. One-Stop Student Services / Financial Aid
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl

Language Placement Exam
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, North Ballroom

Students

Students will meet individually with an advisor while their parents attend Parent Orientation. As students begin their college careers, it's important that they register for classes on their own with the guidance of advisors, so they can make their own decisions about their academic futures.

11:40 - 12:00 p.m. Meet Your Mentor
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Various Rooms
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Resource Fair
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, South Ballroom
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Wilkerson Commons
1:30 - Finish Advisement
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, River Valley Room

Registration
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, North Ballroom

Math Placement Exam (Optional)
O'Kelly Hall, Math Active Learning Lab (MALL), Room 33

Service Learning Project
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Dakota Lounge

Parents & Guests

Parents/guests will participate in Parent Orientation while students meet with academic advisors and register for classes.

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Resource Fair
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, South Ballroom
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Wilkerson Commons
1:15 - 3:30 p.m. Parent Presentations
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
3:30 - Finish

Parent Lounge (Optional)
Memorial Union, 1st Floor, Lounge

  • One-Stop Meetings (do not need to be scheduled ahead of time)
  • Green Room
  • Athletic Ticket Office
  • Residence Hall Tours
  • C-Store & Stomping Grounds