New Student Orientation

UPDATE: Out of respect for the health and safety of our prospective students, their families and friends, and the community, Cameron University has currently suspended Orientation registration and will reschedule all April and May orientation dates. Students will be contacted via e-mail when Orientation registration is available and new dates are available.

Welcome to Cameron University!

We're excited to welcome you to campus this spring/summer. New Student Orientation is required for all First-Time Full-Time freshmen who have graduated or will graduate from High School in the previous 2 academic years and have not previously attended another University. If you do not meet these qualifications, you may be attending an alternative orientation program. That information will be sent to you via e-mail.

During your orientation session you can expect to learn how to access CU technology including Aggie Access, Blackboard, and your student e-mail. You'll meet upperclassmen and CU faculty and staff who will be happy to answer your questions. You'll learn about how to get involved on campus, how you can live on-campus, and more. At the end of the day you will meet with an Academic Advisor to enroll for the fall semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when to attend orientation?

An e-mail has been sent to all admitted students regarding Orientation. If you have not yet received that e-mail, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at 580-581-5900 or e-mail

How long is orientation and do I have to stay the whole time?

You are asked to arrive around 8:30am for your Orientation; the program will begin promptly at 9am. The length of your day will depend on which sessions you choose to attend and what you need to complete that day. You Orientation day will end after your advising appointment. Students who do not stay the whole time must attend another session.

What do I do if I miss my testing or advising appointment?

The Academic Advising Center will reach out to students who miss their scheduled advising appointments to reschedule. If you are aware you need to change your appointment, you can contact them at 580-581-6741.

What do I need to do before Orientation?

Mark your calendar for your Orientation date so you will remember to attend. Additionally, you will need to change your "Aggie Pass" password. To do this, go to and click on “Reset Password.”

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will be provided with a folder of information when you check in for Orientation. You may want to bring extra paper and a writing utensil. A government issued photo ID is required for all testing. Additionally, you may purchase your student ID ($30) and Parking Permit ($50 if you are not living on campus) that day so make sure you bring money for those.

Note: Parking is free for those students that choose to live on-campus.