Welcome to Part One of our Orientation program for newly admitted full-time first-year students, ACADEMIC ORIENTATION!

Academic Orientation is a one day program designed to help first-year students transition smoothly from high school to King’s College. Activities planned for the day include: a team building session with your classmates, an academic session, a technology session and an advisement session. During your advisement session, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to discuss your major (if you have chosen one). In this session you will also explore what is meant by the terms: core requirements, major requirements, and free electives. You will also receive your class schedule and have the opportunity to discuss your registered classes. Lunch will be provided and you will have opportunities to get your Student ID card and meet with a variety of departments during the MANE Fair. 

Academic Orientation Session (To register for one of the following dates listed below, students MUST log-in to the New Student Portal):
July 9, 2019
July 10, 2019
July 11, 2019
July 12, 2019
July 15, 2019
July 16, 2019
July 17, 2019

Prior to Academic Orientation:

A letter will be sent to new students who submitted their enrollment deposit beginning around April 18, 2018.  This letter will provide more detailed information explaining how to access the New Student Portal where you are required to complete the following:

  1. Establish and update your password in the New Student Portal
  2. Complete the required Student Questionnarie. 
  3. Complete the required Placement Tests*.
  4. Register for an Academic Orientation Session.
  5. Complete the required Health Forms.
  6. Access your King's E-mail.

All placement tests and the student questionnaire must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019. This will allow our staff to create your class scheudle and have it ready for when you come to Academic Orientation. 

*Accommodations such as extra time can be arranged by contacting the Academic Skills Center (570)-208-5841) prior to a student attempting the placement test(s) online.

Schedule Information

Arrival and check-in for students and parents is 8:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at approximately 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day you will have an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor, review your Academic Planner, and attend other important sessions that will help in your transition to college. Lunch will be provided in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center and tours of the residence halls will be available. Below are sample schedules for the students and parents, directions to campus, and frequently asked questions about Part One of New Student Orientation: Academic Orientation.

Parent Presentation

Directions to King's College - Academic Orientation

Academic Orientation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)