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Huskies First Four: Days

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Huskies First Four Days is St. Cloud State's official orientation program for new students prior to fall and spring semesters. Your first days on campus are the perfect time to meet people and get to know campus.

We know how important the first days and weeks of the semester are to you and your success.

We encourage you, and all new students, to continue participating in events to meet other students, learn more about St. Cloud State and find your way to connect with the Huskies community.

We offer multiple program tracks to meet the needs of our diverse student body, including in-person and online orientation program options.  

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Program Options - Spring/January

We offer three different ways to complete your Spring Orientation requirement, and you get to choose! Be sure to register for your preferred Spring Orientation track after reviewing the information below.

On Campus Track

Save the Date! Jan. 9 and 10, 2021

For spring semester 2021, we are planning academic and social orientation activities that new students can attend online (via Zoom) or in-person with COVID-19 safety measures. These programs are designed to meet the needs of our new residential and commuter students. 

On Saturday, new students can explore campus with Orientation Leaders, check-in with academic advisors, and get to know each other and win great prizes at our evening socials (available in-person and online). 

On Sunday, our orientation program will include our required SCSU 101 program, as well as networking sessions and time with our Orientation Leaders. Opportunities to meet with academic advisors (in-person or online), secure student ID cards, tour campus, pick up textbooks, and more are also built into the day. 

Additional social and informational programming is provided by a number of campus partners. 

Click here to view the full On Campus Track schedule (updated frequently)

Virtual Track

Save the Date! Jan. 9 and 10, 2021

For spring semester 2021, we are planning academic and social orientation activities that new students can attend online (via Zoom) or in-person with COVID-19 safety measures. These programs are designed to meet the needs of our new residential and commuter students. 

Saturday's program offers optional academic and social programming, including academic advising appointments, a Career Center event, and a Skribbl.io social event.

On Sunday, our orientation program will include our required SCSU 101 program, as well as networking sessions and time with our Orientation Leaders. Opportunities to meet with academic advisors (in-person or online), secure student ID cards, tour campus, pick up textbooks, and more are also built into the day. 

Students registered for the virtual track are also welcome to attend any on campus orientation events.

Click here to view the full Virtual Track schedule (updated frequently)

Self-Paced Track

All new undergraduate degree-seeking students are included in our online orientation course in D2L called "Huskies 1st 4: New Student Orientation." Log in to explore campus resources, review the full orientation schedule, connect with Orientation Leaders, and more! Be sure to complete the course by January 16, 2021.

This program is a great option for our new students who are only enrolled in online courses. 

Students registered for the self-paced track are also welcome to attend any virtual or on campus orientation events (Jan. 9-10, 2021).

Program Options - Fall/August

We offer four different ways to complete your Huskies First Four Days orientation requirement, and you get to choose! Registration for Fall 2021 Huskies First Four Days will open in Spring 2021.

Residential Track

Our residential track offers four days of activities designed to help new first year and transfer students living in our residence halls get acclimated to the St. Cloud State campus and community. Some events are required for new students and some are available to help you meet other new students and familiarize you with all that St. Cloud State has to offer! 

  • Student tour guides will be available to help you find your classrooms and tour campus
  • Academic advisers are available to help you review transfer credits, spring course schedules and make schedule changes, if necessary.
  • Health & wellness activities are offered to help you stay active 
  • Fun, social events are held each night 
  • Academic orientation will help you to understand what's expected of students inside the classroom
  • Activities to help you meet roommates and those living in your residence hall

All students who attend will receive their official St. Cloud State orientation T-shirt and opportunities to settle into campus before the semester starts. 

Commuter Track

Our commuter track offers activities designed to help new students who are living off-campus to get acclimated to the St. Cloud State campus and community. Some events are required for new students and some are available to help you meet other new students and familiarize you with all that St. Cloud State has to offer!

  • Student tour guides will be available to help you find your classrooms and tour campus
  • Academic advisers are available to help you review transfer credits, spring course schedules and make schedule changes, if necessary.
  • Health & wellness activities are offered to help you stay active 
  • Fun, social events are held each night.
  • Academic orientation will help you to understand what's expected of students inside the classroom.
  • Sessions include Parking/Public Transportation, meal plans and dining options for commuters, and more!

All students who attend will receive their official St. Cloud State orientation T-shirt and opportunities to settle into campus before the semester starts.

Condensed Orientation Program

St. Cloud State welcomes students who are commuting or have other responsibilities that may prevent them for participating in our full four day orientation program. We host a condensed orientation program that allows you to gather the information needed for a successful start to your St. Cloud State career. 

Our half-day Condensed Orientation combines our SCSU 101 program, networking, and other orientation programming, including opportunities to meet with academic advisors, secure student ID cards, tour campus, pick up textbooks, and more! 

Additional programming is scheduled for our Veterans and Military-Connected students, Non-Traditional Students, and Student-Parents is also available. 

We welcome student-parents to bring their dependents to these sessions, as needed.

Online Orientation (Self-Paced)

All new undergraduate degree-seeking students are included in our online orientation course in D2L called "Huskies 1st 4: New Student Orientation." Log in to explore campus resources, review the full orientation schedule, connect with Orientation Leaders, and more! 

This program is a great option for our new students who are only enrolled in online courses. 

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