Are there prerequisites for attending Orientation?
- Student must be admitted to the university
- The THEA Test or proof of exemption must be on file to register for classes on the day of orientation
- It is better to still attend orientation and take tests at your earliest convenience so that class registration can take place at a later date.
What does the Orientation fee cover?
- First time students (freshmen) are assessed a non-refundable $75 orientation fee which covers phase I and II of orientation
- Transfer students are assessed a non-refundable $25 orientation fee which covers phase I of orientation
How do I register for orientation?
- Complete the online registration found on the orientation webpage; spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis
Do parents have to attend orientation?
- Parents are encouraged to participate in orientation with their student so that everyone is familiar with what is needed to be a success in transitioning to the university. This service is free to parents and you walk away with tons of information and a better understanding of Prairie View's policies.
What else should I do before attending orientation?
- Complete the necessary Financial Aid documents to the university; the Student Financial Services webpage has details.
- Secure your housing. Freshmen are mailed housing information once admitted. Freshmen should contact American Campus Communities at 936-261-5990 and transfer students should call University Village at 936-261-5950
Do I have to take the THEA Test?
- The THEA Test must be taken prior to students receiving academic advisement and class registration. Some are exempt but must show proof. Contact the Testing Center at 936-261-3610 with questions. However, you can also visit the Testing Center website for additional information.
I am in a summer program so must I attend Orientation?
- Students participating in summer programs are still required to participate in New Student Orientation. Your summer department will orient you to your department, but New Student Orientation will acquaint you with the services that the university provides. Student should sign up for an orientation date that will not conflict with their summer program. Contact your summer department head or our office.
What do I bring to Orientation?
- Print your electronic confirmation card
- Bring any documents you need to submit to offices on campus (i.e. Tax information, Meningitis Shot records)
- Dress comfortably as you will travel on campus during the orientation session; a light jacket maybe needed for cool rooms.