Orientation is a two day, overnight event for incoming students to experience what college life will be like at Heidelberg! While on campus, you’ll get 1:1 time with Heidelberg faculty and staff, you’ll learn the ins and outs of life at Heidelberg, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of your fellow students.
Welcome Week showcases Heidelberg’s many resources for academic, personal, and professional success and features activities planned just for you, the new HU student. Welcome Week will put you on the path to success at HU by:
- Providing you with an opportunity to connect with the HU community, reconnect with your advisor, and establish meaningful relationships with students and faculty that will be the foundation for your academic and personal success throughout your college experience.
- Encouraging a first-year student identity, building independence, furthering HU pride, recognizing your individual role and responsibility as a member of the HU community, and helping you develop a sense of ownership of and accountability for your college experience.
- Allowing you to become an expert in navigating the campus while discovering the many resources available at HU. These resources meet the diverse needs of our students, and will empower you to create a successful college experience.
Check out the Welcome Week schedule HERE! Please note that we are always adding optional events, and some event times and locations could change. Students will receive a detailed copy of the Welcome Week schedule at Check-In on Friday, August 12.
Some Welcome Week activities and events are required for all new students. We understand that some students may have conflicts and wish to be excused from some or all programming. The Office of Student Engagement may grant exemptions to students who demonstrate conflicts that are deemed sufficient to warrant an exemption. If you need to request an exemption from a mandatory Welcome Week event, please click HERE to download the Exemption form, fill it out completely, and email to engagement [at] heidelberg.edutarget="_blank".