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Orientation is your first step to a bright future at ABAC!

The purpose of New Student Orientation is to ensure that new 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.  All new students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are required to attend an in-person orientation session. Transfer students with more than 30 credit hours may complete their orientation process in an entirely online-format–though we’d love to see you on campus if you’d like to attend!

Why is Orientation important?

Both virtual and physical orientations will help you:

  • 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 and assigned orientation date. 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.

Spring/Summer Orientation

ABAC is excited to host Orientation for all new students for Spring 2023 on Friday, January 6th, 2023. If you will be living on campus, you will also be able to move into your new home immediately following the Orientation day! We are excited to meet you in January!

Welcome Weekend

Phase 2

ABAC is excited to welcome you for the Fall 2023 semester! Welcome Weekend stands as the second phase of orientation and will be an exciting, engaging experience for all incoming students. Welcome Weekend is packed with a variety of events and activities to assist first-year and transfer students in making new friends, connecting with ABAC, learning about resources, and getting involved in campus life.

Welcome Weekend events will begin on Friday, August 11, 2023 and run through Monday, August 14, 2023. All new students should also plan to attend our convocation ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at 9:00 AM.

We can’t wait to see you at Welcome Weekend and look forward to helping you get engaged on campus! We will post the Fall 2023 Welcome Weekend schedule soon, so please re-visit this page for updates.

Fall Orientation

Phase 1

Orientation is every Stallion’s first step into the ABAC community!

Once you have satisfied all of your admissions requirements, new students will be assigned an orientation date. If the orientation date that you are assigned conflicts with your schedule, please let us know and we’ll be happy to adjust!

Fall 2023 orientation dates:

  • Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Monday, June 26, 2023
  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 (Bainbridge students, only)
  • Monday, July 31, 2023 (Graduates with ABAC Duel Enrollment credits, only)
  • Wednesday, August 09, 2023

We can’t wait to see you soon!”

Transfer Students' Fast Track Orientation

Transfer Students, who graduated before May 2022 and have 30 or more transferable hours, will register through the Fast Track Registration process. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a self-led, virtual orientation process by 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. Make sure to check out all of this information and let us know if you have any questions!

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.


Fast Track Registration


Orientation for all new students attending the ABAC Bainbridge site will attend orientation on Thursday, August 4th, 2022. Please remember that, before you can be reserved for orientation, you must first submit all required documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation letter. Once the required documents are received, the student will be confirmed for the August 4th orientation session–we can’t wait to see you there!

If any student is not able to attend the August 4th orientation, a virtual orientation process is available below. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact your Enrollment Counselor and they will be happy to assist you.

We are incredibly excited that you’ve chosen to join the ABAC Bainbridge family and we look forward to seeing you in August!

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 will be happy to walk you through it. To dive right in, click below.


New Student Orientation for all ABAC Bainbridge students will be held on Thursday, July 27th, 2023.

We look forward to meeting you on Orientation day!


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