New Student Orientation starts Tuesday Aug. 17

Aug 12, 2010
As the new academic year draws closer, freshman and transfer students can ease their transition to a new school with the upcoming student orientation. Designed to help students learn about Newman, have fun, make friends and feel more comfortable on campus, orientation activities will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 17 and run through Saturday, Aug. 21. International students will participate in all five days while domestic students participate Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Aug. 21.
Newman University Orientation 2009
Students relax against the angel statue in Academy Plaza during New Student Orientation in 2009.

For new students (not transfers) living on campus, move-in time and orientation check-in is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. New students not living on campus can check in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Both parents and students are invited to attend. As students learn about Newman University, parents can choose to explore the Wichita community or spend the afternoon golfing with other families and the Newman community. Parents and students will then join for a catered dinner and evening of fun at All Star Adventures, an amusement park in Wichita.

Saturday begins with a welcome from Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. After various activities throughout the day, a family farewell will be held at 1:15 p.m. Students will then participate in a service project and conclude Orientation with a barbecue and “Party on the Quad” beginning at 7 p.m.

Transfer student orientation begins Saturday with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a greeting from the president. Events aimed at helping transfer students become more familiar with Newman include talks from previous transfer students, lunch with faculty members, and a session on how to use Newman’s online system, JetStream. Transfer students will then join the “Party on the Quad” at 7 p.m.

International student orientation begins Tuesday, August 17, and lasts for five days. Students receive a campus tour, learn about cultural adaptation, enroll in classes, learn about academics in America, and participate in information sessions, placement tests, and several other events to help them become comfortable and prepared for life in a new country. On Friday and Saturday, international students will follow the same schedule as the freshman and transfer students.

The fee for orientation is included in each student’s enrollment and covers activities, food and materials for the student and two guests. The fee for guests after the first two is $12 per person (children under 6 are free).

For more information about orientation and to see complete, detailed schedules for new, transfer and international students, visit