Orientation days are packed with sessions and programs designed to introduce new and transfer students to the Emory & Henry community. During Orientation, students meet with academic advisors, plan the first semester of classes, and learn about student resources. Orientation is also a great opportunity to meet future classmates, professors and friends. The College holds three summer orientation sessions, one each in May, June, and July. Orientation is required for all new students enrolling at Emory & Henry.
Contact the Office of Orientation Programs at 276.944.6670 or the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at 276.944.6122 for more information.
Summer Orientation is a one-day event where new students learn about the College and meet classmates. All new students are required to attend one of the summer orientation sessions. Summer Dates for 2013 are May 24, June 22, and July 20. Check-in for the day begins at 8:00 am and the last session ends around 5:30 pm. There is a full day program planned for parents as well. Registration for summer orientation opens May 1. Confirmation of summer orientation registrations will be sent to your E&H email account beginning the second week of May.
Fall Orientation is a four-day event, August 24-27, 2013, held prior to the commencement of classes. Students are immersed in various campus activities through this welcome to Emory. Student Orientation starts off with new student check-in on August 24 beginning at 9:00 am. Parent Orientation takes place on Aug. 24, as well, from 1:30pm - 5:00pm. Parents and families are asked to depart promptly at the end of the program, as students begin their new academic year at Emory & Henry. Please note: This weekend is also the Bristol Speedway race weekend. Area hotel reservations can be very difficult if not impossible to obtain on short notice.
Spring Orientation, January 5-6, 2013, is a two-day event for new and transfer students who will begin classes in the spring semester. Families are welcome to participate in this event.
Transitioning to college life involves time and patience. The resources listed here are intended to help students prepare for the orientation process.