Orientation

Freshman Student Orientation

2024 Freshman Orientation
For freshman students beginning school in August 2024

All incoming freshman students must participate in an orientation session in order to register for their classes. Freshman Orientation sessions are held in April, June, and July. This year’s Freshman Orientation dates are as follows: April 19, 2024; April 25, 2024; April 26, 2024; June 7, 2024; June 27, 2024; June 28, 2024; and July 26, 2024. Registration for Freshman Orientation is now open. Please select your preferred date below to register.

*Note: Due to building capacity on campus, students may bring up to one guest to the April Orientation dates and up to two guests to the June and July Orientation dates. We appreciate your understanding!

April 19, 2024- Freshman Orientation– Registration for April 19th is closed. This date is at capacity.

April 25, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

April 26, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

June 7, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

June 27, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

June 28, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

July 26, 2024- Freshman Orientation Registration

We will also have two Virtual Orientation options for out of state and international students. If you fall into one of those categories, and you cannot travel to campus, email orientation@montevallo.edu for additional details.

ORIENTATION STEP 1: Before Your Orientation Day

Orientation Step 1 SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION Select your preferred orientation date and register to attend!
Before Orientation SET UP ACCOUNTS Set up your UM Email and Banner Self Service Accounts
RESOURCES Browse the resources available in our Orientation Canvas Course.

ORIENTATION STEP 2: On Your Orientation Day

Step 2 MEET YOUR ORIENTATION GROUP Attend your Orientation Group meeting, meet your peers, and ask your Orientation Leaders questions. 
Day of Orientation REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES Register for your fall classes through Banner Self Service following your advising appointment.
GET YOUR STUDENT ID MADE Visit the Solution Center to take your ID photo, and pick your ID up at Orientation Check-Out.

ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Day of Orientation 2024 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION
SCHEDULE
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.- Check-in and Campus Resource Fair- Carmichael Library
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.- Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m.- Students- Orientation Leader Group Meetings, Parents/Guests- Student Services Session
  • 11-11:30 a.m.- Financial Preparedness Session
  • 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.- Student Life, Bookstore, Registrar
  • 2-3 p.m.- Students- Course Registration, Parents/Guests- Supporting your Student, Student Panel
  • 2:30-4 p.m.- Check-Out and Student Organization Fair