So why do you have to attend orientation? Even if you have taken a campus tour, checked out the SUU website, registered for classes, and already know your academic advisor, there are many reasons why orientation will benefit your success as an SUU student.
Direct benefits to you for attending orientation:
Why higher education experts believe you should attend orientation:
The bottom line is, we want to do all we can to ensure that you succeed as a student at SUU. Whether you are a first-year student right out of high school, a transfer student with three years of college experience, an international student from another country, an older student returning from serving a mission, or a local student unsure of their career path, we are dedicated to providing an orientation program that will serve you best. Let us show you the tools you need for success and what it takes to be a true T-Bird.
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Rode, D. (2000). The role of orientation in institutional retention. In M.J. Fabich (Ed.) Orientation planning manual 2000. Pullman, WA: National Orientation Directors Association.
Tinto, V. (1990). Principles of effective retention. Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, 2(1), 35-48.