Freshman Orientation Program

Welcome to the Golden Bear Family!

Welcome to Kutztown University and the Golden Bear Family! At New Student Orientation you'll meet other students, faculty and staff! You'll also receive your class schedule, obtain your student ID card and tour campus. We know you have lots of questions and we are here to help you! Call us at 610-683-4088 or email

Orientation information

Starting this March, you can begin registering for orientation. To qualify, you must first pay your advanced registration deposit. Be sure to have your KU student email activated in order to receive your confirmation.

Next, review the dates below. In March, you'll be able to click on your selection and complete the registration form. You can also sign up your parents/guardians and other family members for our optional Parent/Family Program at the same time. Once you register, you'll need to check your KU student email for your confirmation and further instructions including pre-orientation tasks.   

Fall  2024  Orientation

This orientation is for first-time attending college students planning to begin their college career in August 2024. 

KU offers both an in-person and online orientation. In-person orientation are half-day programs and you can select from a morning or afternoon session.  At the in-person orientation, you will meet fellow students, faculty and staff. You'll also view your fall class schedule, learn about degree requirements, student life, on-campus living and commuting. Optional campus tours are also available. When you register for orientation, you can also register your parents/guardians or family members to attend our optional Parent/Family Orientation which takes place at the same time as the freshman program. (These are separate programs and you will join your family members at the conclusion of the program).

The online orientation is a self-paced program which suits the needs of students who live out of state or overseas. You will have the opportunity to arrange an online advising meeting with a faculty member closer to the start of the fall semester. Your parents/guardians and family members can also view this online orientation.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - (8 AM - 1:30 PM) 
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - (11:00 AM-3:30 PM)
Friday, June 14, 2024 - (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - (8 AM - 1:30 PM)
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - (8 AM - 1:30 PM)
Friday, July 12, 2024 - (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Saturday, July 13, 2024 - (8 AM - 1:30 PM)