Orientation Webinars 2020

Upcoming and Previously Recorded

Blazer Beginnings Orientation is VSU's introduction to campus life for new students, and this year, we're offering all of our sessions and presentations virtually! All summer, we'll offer live webinars and question & answer sessions, led by current VSU students and support staff who are here to answer your questions and show you how VSU is ready to support your success as a new Blazer. Please see below for a list of upcoming and previously recorded sessions. 

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Coming Soon 

 Ask Us Anything: College of Science and Math Orientation Leaders                                                       Watch on Facebook :: Watch on YouTube                                                                                                               Thursday, July 9, 2020 :: 1pm

Join the COSM OLs (Michele, Kyiana, Kaynal, and Michael) to ask questions about VSU from the student perspective. Find out how they got involved and ask for tips on being successful in and out of classes. ASL interpreting will be provided.

Previously Recorded

Ask Us Anything: College of Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Leaders :: Visit Link                        Wednesday, July 8, 2020 :: 2pm

Join the CONHS OLs (Sylvia, Alexis, and Ally) to ask questions about VSU from the student perspective. Find out how they got involved and ask for tips on being successful in and out of classes. ASL interpreting will be provided.

VSU Student Life :: Visit Link
Friday, June 26, 2020 :: 2pm

Join John Wright from our Student Life office to hear about all of the fun organizations and activities that VSU has for you. ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Information Technology :: Visit Link
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Join Gary Miller and Benjamin Li from our Information Technology department to learn about IT resources for VSU students. ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Fraternity & Sorority Life at VSU :: Visit Link
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Join us for a Q&A with Madison Beaumarchais, leader of Greek Life programs at Valdosta State, as we discuss all of your questions for fraternity and sorority programs at the university. ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Meet the Honors College :: Visit Link
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 

Join Dr. Mike Savoie, Dean of the Honors College, to learn more about Honors at VSU. ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Ask Us Anything: The VSU Parent Panel :: Visit Link
May 28, 2020           

We'll bring leaders from across campus; you bring your questions! This is a family favorite at VSU Orientations, so be sure to join us. ASL Interpreting is provided.

Meet your Teammates: Academic Advising & Registering for Classes :: Visit Link
May 18, 2020

Learn how professional academic advising partners with students to navigate the collegiate pathway. The relationship begins this summer as advisors work with students to create semester course schedules. ASL interpreting is provided.

The Valdosta State Experience :: Dr. Rodney Carr, VP of Student Success and VSU parent :: Visit Link
May 18, 2020

Hear what the VSU experience looks like from Dr. Rodney Carr, VSU alumnus, VP of Student Success, and VSU parent.

Housing 101: Living on Campus :: Visit Link
May 20, 2020

Join us for a Housing and Residence Life overview for first year students, featuring Dr. Zduy Chu and Jennifer Shinpaugh. ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Financial Aid 101 :: Visit Link
May 21, 2020

Financial Aid 101 for Parents and Students, featuring assistant director Chad Daugherty. We'll discuss scholarships, FAFSA, types of aid, and more. ASL Interpreting will be provided

Auxilary Services 101: Parking, Dining, Textbooks, and more :: Visit Link
Friday, May 22, 20200

Our auxiliary services team will discuss the operations and services provided for students, including parking, transportation, dining, textbook programs, bookstore, OneCard services, and more. Shannon McGee and Lynn Darsey will present.  ASL Interpreting will be provided.

Campus Safety Resources :: Visit Link
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The safety of our students is our first priority. Join our campus safety and information technology teams for an overview of campus safety programs, and be sure to bring your questions. ASL Interpreting will be provided. 

Blazer Wellness :: Watch on Facebook :: Watch on YouTube

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 :: 2pm

A healthy Blazer is a successful Blazer. Join Dr. Tricia Hale and Nicole Foster from our Counseling and Student Health centers as we discuss services and opportunities for mental and physical wellness at VSU. ASL Interpreting will be provided.


Need Answers?

We know there are many questions related to orientation, so please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions.

All summer semester courses will be held fully online. Your academic advisor will help summer students build a schedule, but no coursework will be face-to-face between now and the end of July. If you are currently admitted to start in May/June and would like to start in August instead, complete a brief form to update your entry term here.