Set Sail on your CNU journey!

Current Registration

Setting Sail 2014 has been completed and therefore registration is closed until December, when we will begin registration for the Class of 2019.  If you were unable to attend Setting Sail or missed your session, please contact the Orientation Office at 757-594-7767.  For transfer students who are looking to register, please the Changing Tides information.

Orientation Programs

Welcome Week
All first-year students are required to return to campus for one week before classes begin, for our Welcome Week Orientation Program. During Welcome Week, students will continue the transition that began during Setting Sail in June.  They will get to meet their core advisor, get to know their residence hall, participate in exploratory workshops, and learn about all of the fun things to do on campus and in the surrounding area. Welcome Week begins with freshman move-in. Please Note: Welcome Week is for first-year students only.

Changing Tides (Transfer Students)
All transfer students are required to attend our Changing Tides Orientation Program in August or January.

Setting Sail
All first -year students are required to attend Setting Sail, a 2-day orientation program at the end of June. Check out our student schedule at-a-glance as well as our parent schedule from Orientation 2014!

Session 1: June 2015 (Dates TBA)*
Session 2: June 2015 (Dates TBA)
Session 3: June 2015 (Dates TBA)*
Session 4: June 2015 (Dates TBA)

*Students accepted into the President's Leadership Program (PLP) stay longer to participate in Leadership Adventure immediately following Setting Sail. Students in PLP will register for Session 1 OR Session 3 so they can participate in Summer Leadership Adventure Program (SLAP). PLP students will be automatically registered for SLAP once they have registered for their Setting Sail dates:

Session 1 SLAP: Tues, 6/2015 - Fri, 6/2015 (Dates TBA)
Session 3 SLAP: Tues, 6/2015 - Fri, 6/2015 (Dates TBA)

Parent Programs
Parents are invited to participate in Setting Sail or Changing Tides as we have a parent program designed specifically for YOU! Meet with our deans, faculty and other staff to hear about how CNU will support you and your student. Enjoy spending time on our campus and getting all of your questions answered. Note: There are no parent programs during Leadership Adventure (for PLP students) or Welcome Week.