Orientation

Congratulations! We are very excited that you have chosen to join the Ashland University family! We have a great orientation program planned for you this year as you begin your academic adventure here at Ashland University.

New Student Orientation is a key component to assisting you with your transition to university life! This program is designed to acquaint you with campus services, staff that can assist you with taking care of business such as finalizing loans and peer mentors to answer your questions.

At Ashland University, Orientation is a mandatory two-part process which includes attending a Summer Drive-In Program as well as participating in Orientation Weekend right before classes begin.

Part I: Summer Drive-In Program

Select one of the five Summer Drive-In programs to attend.  Students and parents are invited to drive into town for a one-day program that will help prepare you for fall semester. You will have the opportunity to take care of business, learn about campus services such as Student Accounts, Financial Aid steps and involvement opportunities as well as ask faculty, staff and upper-class students questions. At check-in, a copy of your Fall Class Schedule will be provided if all of your online enrollment forms (pre-registration, financial aid, housing) are completed.

To register for a Summer Drive-In date, complete Part II of your undergraduate application after paying your deposit. Seating is limited for each date and is on a first-come, first-serve bases. 

2017 Summer Drive-In Dates:

Friday, June 9

Wednesday, June 14

Monday, June 19

Thursday, June 22

Tuesday, June 27


2017 Orientation Weekend

During Orientation Weekend, Ashland University will become your home away from home. With activities and programs planned throughout the weekend, you will create friendships with your peers and become better acclimated with the campus. Orientation Weekend will begin with move-in on Friday, August 25 and classes will begin on Monday, August 28.

During O-Weekend, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Residential Students: Move into your residence hall and get settled (Friday, August 25)
  • Commuter Students: Join us on Saturday and Sunday!  Commuter Check-In is on Saturday morning before the President's Welcome
  • Purchase textbooks or pick up reserved textbooks
  • Attend the Welcome Dinner with your parents
  • Attend the President's Welcome
  • Meet your O-Teamer and peers during J.A.M. Team Meetings
  • Attend Residence Life, Campus Activities Board and Commuter Services activities
  • Attend Five Stones Community Church Service
  • Participate in a community service project with your peers
  • Enjoy a personalized campus tour and find your classroom locations
  • Attend your academic meeting and meet faculty in your major
  • Attend Involvement Fair to get plugged into campus life!




2017 Orientation Team Applications

Would you like to make a difference in a new AU student's college experience? If so, then apply to become an Orientation Team (O-Team) Member! The 2017 O-Team applications are now available. Please click here to review the position description and complete an application. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Contact Us

Orientation Office
Department of Student Life

Hawkins Conard Student Center
Room 230

Jennifer Washock
Director, Orientation
jwashock@ashland.edu

Giana Loyer
Intern, Orientation
orient@ashland.edu

Office: 419.289.5325
Fax: 419.289.5328

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