Orientation FAQ

What do I need to bring to Orientation?

Click HERE for information on what to bring to Orientation.

Where do my guests and I park?

Parking will be available in the Intermodal Parking Facility near the Charger Union. Directions will be included in your registration confirmation email. Parking at new student orientation is free and no parking pass is required.

What do I do if I require special accommodations for a medical, physical, or disability-related need?

We will do everything we can to make Orientation a positive experience for you. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 256.824.2773 prior to your arrival so that we can best accommodate your visit to campus.

My aid and/or scholarship has not arrived yet. What should I do?

Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 256.824.6241 for assistance.

Will I be able to get the class schedule I want if I come to one of the later Orientation sessions?

There is no way to predict which classes will be available at the time of any specific Orientation session. The "perfect" schedule may not be available, but all students should be able to register for a full load of classes that will fulfill their core curriculum and degree requirements. New students should be prepared to be flexible and should not rule out registering for classes that begin as early as 8 a.m. or late in the afternoon. Students who are not satisfied with their schedule can change it as late as the fourth day of classes during the Drop/Add period.

What should I do if my plans change and I need to switch to another Orientation session?

Orientation sessions are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you do need to change sessions, you may contact the Orientation office by emailing orientation@uah.edu to see if there is room in another session for you. Once you make a change, be aware that you may not be able to get back into your previous session. The Orientation fee is non-refundable. 

If I don't attend Orientation do I still have to pay?

Yes. All new, degree-seeking students are required to attend Orientation. The Orientation fee is assessed to your student bill and will be charged regardless of whether you attend or not.

How do my parents pay for Orientation?

Parents and guests can pay during the online registration process or during event check-in on the day of Orientation. At check-in, we will accept credit/debit cards, checks, and money orders.