Freshman Orientation - Orientation and Student Involvement - Christopher Newport University

Orientation and Student Involvement

We are here to support you throughout the transition process, from the moment you accept your offer of admission through your first months on campus. Whether navigating the admitted student system, preparing for orientation or getting set for arrival this fall, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Our orientation process consists of a combination of in-person and online experiences to help you transition to college life. The offerings throughout the summer include:

  • Setting Sail – a required day-and-a-half overnight orientation for all new students and their families
  • Summer newsletters with tips, tricks and reminders
  • Virtual meet-ups with your Setting Sail crew in July
  • Virtual meet-up with your first-year residence hall and resident assistant or with your fellow commuter students in August
  • Welcome Week, which takes place after you move to campus
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