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Orientation is the beginning of your student’s journey at the University of Arizona. Orientation is a great time to learn more about the institution, your student’s academic program, transitioning to campus and various campus resources. We highly encourage you as a supporter to attend the Family Essentials orientation program so that you receive all of the same information. Orientation is $40 per guest and includes access to all live virtual sessions and additional content.

Orientation Day Schedule

We are excited to welcome you and your student to the University of Arizona! All orientation sessions are entirely virtual and will be conducted through Zoom. By following the links below, you can find sample PDF copies of our Orientation schedules:

New Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation

Family Essentials

All general Zoom information will be emailed to participants three days prior to the scheduled orientation session.

For your student’s Academic Unit Meeting, you will be sent a specific link based on their current major and the associated academic unit. We encourage you to join the Academic Unit Meeting with your student to learn more information about their academic unit and program. 

Information regarding afternoon Campus Connections sessions along with a full database of additional content can be found on the Campus Connections page. 

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry! If you encounter any issues during your virtual orientation session, we will have a troubleshooting room available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Arizona time) each orientation day.

Sessions & Events

During the Family Essentials Orientation program you will have the opportunity to join Campus Connections, live interest sessions hosted by campus and academic resource departments. Get your questions answered whether they’re about student life, financial aid, or supporting your student’s transition to Arizona! Sessions will be live between 12:30 PM - 2:30PM (Arizona time). Please note that Campus Connections sessions are optional for Family & Guests.