Both virtual and physical orientations will help you:
Orientation is your first step to a bright future at ABAC. The purpose of New Student Orientation is to ensure that new undergraduate students have a successful transition and integration into college life at ABAC. Orientation promotes discussion among parents, new students, continuing students, and faculty and staff on the expectations and perceptions of the campus community.
Transfer students can participate in Fast Track Registration but are also required to participate in virtual orientation. Transient and readmit students are encouraged to participate in virtual orientation as well.
Why is Orientation important?
- Gain a better understanding of the personal and financial responsibilities of attending college
- Learn about campus services, activities, academic resources, and the ABAC experience
- Learn about your academic area of study
- Learn about completing university business, such as getting your Gold Card, talking to Housing, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, etc.
A student is registered for classes based on their acceptance and submission of all required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first orientation letter. Once the required documents are received, the student will receive a second orientation letter outlining their next steps. New students with under 30 credit hours will receive their schedules in their ABAC email close to the start of the semester. New students with more than 30 credit hours will complete the fast-track registration process. All new students will complete the virtual orientation at watch.abac.edu/orientation.
Virtual orientation is one of the steps you will take to help get you acclimated to ABAC. It is required for all new students to participate. To dive right in, click below.
Spring 2021: Your orientation is held virtually at the link above or by going to watch.abac.edu/orientation. Watch all videos in the academic resources and technology resources sections. In the major section, you will only need to watch the video related to your major but are invited to watch any others that may interest you!
Summer 2021: Your orientation is held virtually at the link above or by going to watch.abac.edu/orientation. Watch all videos in the academic resources and technology resources sections. In the major section, you will only need to watch the video related to your major but are invited to watch any others that may interest you!
Fall 2021: Your orientation will be held both in person and virtually. It is necessary to watch all videos in the technology resources section. We hope you will watch all videos in the academic resources section as well. The major section will be provided in much more detail at your physical orientation date over the summer.
A student is assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance and submission of required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation letter. Once the required documents are received, the student will be assigned to the earliest available orientation session. If the session to which you are assigned does not work for you and your family, you can switch to a later date based on availability.
Virtual orientation is one of the steps you will take to help get you acclimated to ABAC. It is required for all new students to participate. If you have any questions you can email your Enrollment Counselor and they’ll be happy to walk you through it. To dive right in, click below.
Transfer Students' Fast Track Orientation
Transfer Students, who graduated before May 2021 and have 30 or more transferable hours, will register through the Fast Track Registration process. You will also participate in a virtual orientation using the link below. It is required for all students to complete the technology resources section. It is strongly encouraged that you also complete the academic resources section as these could be different from your previous institution. The major section will provide you with more information related to your major.
Upon completing the items under step one of the New Student Checklist, you will be eligible to register at the start of Priority 5 registration after completing the fast-track link below. After completing the form, your advisor’s contact information will be emailed to your ABAC email. You will then contact your advisor to schedule your courses.
Welcome Week is an opportunity to meet new friends, ABAC faculty and staff, and to learn how to become a highly successful member of the ABAC family. This is your opportunity to get a jump-start at making your time at ABAC a great experience!
Freshman Move-in for Students Living On-Campus
August 6-7, 2020
(You will receive an email from Housing the second week of July with your assigned check-in time)
Welcome Week for All Incoming Freshmen
August 7-10, 2020
Students attending college for the first time or who graduated high school in 2020 are required to attend Welcome Week. The link to a schedule is below.
For more information, email email@example.com.
If you have extenuating circumstances that may cause you to miss any of the mandatory sessions, send a detailed email prior to August 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org for excuse consideration.