Most of Orientation will take place on campus on your chosen Orientation Day, but we also have an online component on Canvas, the University’s course software. When on campus, you’ll get 1:1 time with Heidelberg faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet some of your fellow students. Online, there’s videos about paying your bill, getting a parking pass, and the various opportunities in Student Affairs.
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.
The Welcome Week schedule is coming soon. Please note that these events could change; students will receive a detailed copy of the schedule at Check-In.
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. The exemption form will be linked here once the schedule is posted.