New Student Orientation

ADVANCE JumpStart NSO UA’s New Student Orientation Featuring an Overnight Stay! WHAT IS ADVANCE? Discover ADVANCE, your gateway to a successful college journey! It's a meticulously crafted JumpStart New Student Orientation program designed to immerse you in the vibrant culture of UA. Get equipped with essential skills to overcome common challenges in the initial stages of college life. Engage in a dynamic and inclusive academic atmosphere, fostering connections with current UA students, mentors, faculty/staff, and administrators, promoting diversity of thought. All students are welcome, and those with a high school GPA of 2.50 or less are particularly encouraged to join and benefit from this transformative experience.

Come, be a part of ADVANCE, and kickstart your academic adventure on the right foot!


  • Enjoy an overnight stay and get a taste of residence hall living during orientation.
  • Learn about the support offered by the Office of Student Culture and Belonging.
  • Connect with other students and form meaningful connections before the start of classes. 
  • Explore opportunities for campus involvement and discover what UA has to offer.
  • Gain valuable insights to ensure a successful start in college. 


  • Wed., June 26 – Thur., June 27
  • Wed., July 10 – Thur., July 11
  • Tue., July 16 – Wed., July 17
  • Wed., July 24 – Thur., July 25
  • Tue., July 30 – Wed., July 31

By completing one of the above programs, you will satisfy your university orientation requirement.

Details & registration

  • • No additional charges to participate.
  • • Overnight stay and all meals included.
  • • Spacing is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • • If you would like to sign up for an orientation date, contact Autumn Frampton at or 330-972-8660.

Registation is currently closed - program is full for the season.