Cost of Orientation

We're excited to have you join us for fall semester orientation! Orientation is an experience you can only have in-person, and we're proud of the program we've created for new students and families. Our program and staff are nationally recognized and we look forward to welcoming you to the Class of 2027!

Nearly all costs for orientation are already included in student tuition and fees. However, we want to make your orientation experience enjoyable and hassle-free.

Because orientation programming extends over meals (lunch and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2), we include a meal card for each student/guest at orientation that is charged to your student bill for the fall semester. Orientation meal cards are pre-loaded with a $40 declining balance, and can be used for meals and snacks. Any unused balance on student or guest meal cards can be spent at campus dining locations through the end of the fall semester. No refunds will be issued for lost or unused meal cards. Meal cards will be distributed at orientation check-in.

Meals (per person): $40

Orientation meal fees are generated by the orientation registration system when a student registers for orientation, and billed to the student’s Bursar account in July 2023. This means that orientation charges will appear on the student’s tuition bill, and allows any available student financial aid to cover meal costs. 

Housing and travel costs are completely separate from the orientation meal costs; you have a number of housing options for orientation learn more on the plan your visit page.

If you have questions about orientation fees, call Orientation and Transition Programs at 513-529-9771.