Welcome to VSU Orientation


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Welcome to Blazer Beginnings Orientation! All new students (incoming freshman and transfer) are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. The mission of the orientation program at Valdosta State University is to provide new students and parents with information about Valdosta State's educational programs, support services, student life opportunities, and campus facilities. Orientation sessions provide an opportunity for students to meet other students, meet their academic advisor and register for classes, and pick up their VSU student I. D. card (if photo was uploaded at new student portal site).  There will be staff and current students leading sessions designed to address questions or concerns that parents may have. By the end of a session, our hope is that students are looking forward to their time at Valdosta State University, and both students and parents are feeling comfortable with the transition to college life. At your orientation session you will:

  • Meet with your academic advisor and register for classes

  • Pick up  VSU ID card (if photo was uploaded at new student portal)

  • Register for parking permit
  • Learn about housing, student activities, organizations, and health services

  • Attend sessions on Financial Aid

  • Attend sessions led by VSU counseling staff and administrative staff

  • Join the Parents and Families Association

  • Visit the Bookstore and Tech Shop

  • Meet other students attending VSU