Posted on: August 20, 2018

New Student Orientation – The First Step towards Student Success!

New Student Orientation – The First Step towards Student Success!

 

New Student Orientation is a widely anticipated event that officially kicks off each semester. August 23, 2018 is the designated Orientation date for Fall I Semester students to start their educational journey at Virginia International University. The Department of Student Affairs orchestrates this event to welcome all new students and introduce them to the VIU campus community. Orientation is a time for new beginnings as each student is committing themselves to the academic experience that will require sacrifice and dedication in pursuit of their career goals. Is it all worth it? You bet. Attending Orientation helps each new student make that successful transition to university life and is a mandatory activity for incoming students. Orientation can be experienced in person or online for those studying virtually or those who cannot attend in person. Either way, Orientation is an event that cannot be missed for each student’s benefit.

VIU students have an advocate in their Student Union who represents the voice and interests of the student body. The Student Union leadership makes sure incoming students are welcome and introduced to Student Clubs and Activities that enhance the student experience. Orientation attendees are able to meet the VIU leadership team and their Academic Partners who will guide them on their student path. Of course, New Student Orientation must be about the business of becoming a successful student and includes valuable information on university processes and support systems in place. After the business concludes, comes some fun as VIU’s Student Union and Student Affairs team treats incoming students to a “Taste of the Washington, D.C. Metro Region” by conducting a tour of the area and all its exciting attractions. New students can meet their mentors who along with the Academic Advising staff is available for personal and professional support as needed.

Embracing the VIU Tiger Spirit is what Orientation is all about as new students can now proudly display their school pride in the community. They are ready to Dream, Discover, and Accomplish! To confirm attendance at the Fall I Semester Orientation on August 23, 2018, new students can email their Admissions Representative at admissions@viu.edu. The VIU Department of Student Affairs also offers an informational video all about Orientation that can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuQvj0-qXOw. We are excited to welcome our new students to the VIU campus family at the Fall I Semester Orientation. At VIU, we are a culturally diverse community where “All are welcome here!”