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This section pertains to Summer Orientation sessions.

Question #1:   When should I receive an orientation announcement?
Question #2:   What will we do at orientation?
Question #3:   Where and when do I report for orientation?
Question #4:   What time will I be finished with orientation?
Question #5:   What do I need to bring with me to orientation?
Question #6:   Are my parents required to attend orientation?
Question #7:   What should I wear?
Question #8:   How do I inform the orientation staff of my special needs       
                     (physical, dietary, etc.)?
Question #9:   Will I see my academic advisor at orientation?
Question #10:  What is the fee for orientation and when do I pay it?
Question #11:  When/how do I schedule my classes?
Question #12:  How can I change my class schedule?
Question #13:  Do I have to take placement tests? (English)
Question #14:  Is there a foreign language requirement?
Question #15:  I have not yet received information about living in campus 
                      housing. What should I do?
Question #16:  Who should I talk with about my financial aid questions?
Question #17:  When do classes start?
Question #18:  My address is different. What should I do?
Question #19:  Is the campus safe?
Question #20:  What is the policy on drugs and alcohol?

Question #1:   When should I receive an orientation announcement?
   Notices for Freshman, Transfer and Graduate Orientation sessions will be sent out towards the end of the Spring semester.  If you were not accepted by these dates, you will receive a notice shortly after receiving your acceptance letter. 

Question #2:   What will we do at orientation?
   You will learn about the services and facilities available to you, learn where classrooms and campus resources are located, and meet some of your fellow classmates.  Additionally, you will get to meet with an advisor and register for classes, provided that you have taken all your tests and submitted all required material to the Office of Admissions. 

Question #3:   Where and when do I report for orientation?  Check-in for New Student Orientations will be held in the Science and Technology Building (ST) lobby.  Park in the Science and Technology lot, walk into the ST building, and the hall will take you directly to the registration area.

Question #4:   What time will I be finished with orientation?  In general, every student should probably be advised, registered, and all, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Please do NOT plan to leave campus prior to 5:00 p.m.

Question #5:   What do I need to bring with me to orientation?
If you have not turned in all paperwork to Admissions or Financial Aid, you must bring that completed paperwork with you the first morning of N.S.O.   For students staying overnight at the student housing, bring a sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, etc.

Question #6:   Are my parents required to attend orientation?
   Parents, family members, spouses, or significant others, are recommended to attend for information pertaining to new students.  Information on the "Parent/Guest Orietation" orientation can be found on the main Orientation page. Please Note: Only 2 guests are allowed per student attending the Orientation session.

Question #7:   What should I wear?
   Most people will be dressed casually, t-shirt and shorts/jeans.  Please plan to wear comfortable walking shoes for the entirety of the Orientation session.

Question #8:   How do I inform the orientation staff of my special needs (physical, dietary, etc.)?  Please note any special assistance or needs that you will need during your Orientation session ON your Orientation Registration Form.

Question #9:   Will I see my academic advisor at orientation?
   Yes, you will be able to visit with an academic advisor during the 2nd day of your Orientation session.

Question #10What is the fee for orientation and when do I pay it?
   All first time UTPB students are assessed a $75.00 orientation fee. These fees are paid when paying tuition and fees the first semester of attendance.  You do not need to bring any payments to Orientation.

Question #11When/how do I schedule my classes?
   You will be able to pick and schedule your classes with an advisor during the Orientation session.  During New Student Orientation, upper-classmen (orientation leaders) will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various scheduling options.

Question #12 How can I change my class schedule?
   Once you have registered, you may change your schedule  through the drop/add process the on Campus Connect or by contacting an advisor.  Add/drops are handled in the Registrar's Office.  There is a fee for add/drop.

Question #14Do I have to take placement tests? 
   First-time Freshmen may have to take some placement tests.  The test scores will determine which courses you are qualified to take.  Contact the UTPB Academic Advising Office (432.552.2661) to check whether or not you need to take any placement test(s).   

Question #15Is there a foreign language requirement?
UTPB does not have a foreign language requirement.

Question #16 I have not yet received information about living in campus housing. What should I do?
Student Housing at UTPB fills quickly, so Contact Student Housing as soon as possible!  Their web page is listed under "Related Sites" and their phone number is 432.552.2743.

Question #17Who should I talk with about my financial aid concerns?
   Speak with the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.  The Financial Aid web page is listed under "Related Sites."

Question #18 When do classes start?
   Check the academic calendar for each semesters start, ending, and other important dates.

Question #19My address is different. What should I do?
   Address changes should be made in the Registrar's Office.  Please note that the address listed on your application is the address on record unless you have requested a change.  Any correspondence from the university will be sent to that address.  Other offices (Accounting) may also need to be contacted so that they will be able to contact you when necessary.

Question #20Is the campus safe?
   Please refer to the Campus Police web pages.

Question #21What is the policy on drugs and alcohol?
   There is a zero tolerance policy on the use or sale of alcohol and other drugs on campus.