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, tour the campus and obtain your student ID card. We know you have lots of questions and we are here to help you! Call us at 610-683-4088 or email

FALL 2023 Orientation information

After paying your deposit you can register for orientation. Review the dates below and click on your selection. Complete the registration form and check your KU student email for your confirmation. If you are an international student or are taking a 100% online bachelor's degree program, please select from the information listed below.  

June 2023 Orientation Dates: June 6,7,8,9,10 - Sessions Closed

July 2023 Orientation Dates: July 12,13,14,15

  • Instructions

    1. Pay your Advanced Registration Deposit. 
    2. Review the dates carefully and make sure you have no other obligations that day. Students are expected to stay for the duration of the program
    3. Each program date is limited to 175 students. Submit your reservation early
    4. An official email confirmation verifying your assigned orientation date will be sent to your KU student email account. If you do not receive this, contact new student orientation immediately.

    NSO registration closes one week before each program date. If the date you want is not listed, it's because the session is closed or that we have reached full capacity.  If you need to change your orientation date do not re-submit an online form. Instead, please call New Student Orientation at 610-683-4088. 

International Students

  • Instructions

    As you prepare to join the Kutztown University community, it is important that you understand US immigration requirements and availability of campus services. International students will be required to complete both an online new student orientation program, and attend the in-person international student orientation the week before classes begin. The first online orientation will give you a general overview of important details associated with life at Kutztown University, while your in-person international orientation will focus on essential information on maintaining your valid F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status while in the United States.

    As a reminder, all F-1 & J-1 international students with a new SEVIS document from KU must complete a mandatory Immigration Check-In and International Student Orientation with Dr. Lacey Wismer upon arrival in the United States!

    Email for more information. To register for your online orientation, click here

100% Online Bachelor's Degree Students

  • Instructions

    Please click here to register for your online orientation.

    Check your KU student email for your orientation confirmation and link to the self-paced orientation.

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