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Register for Freshman Orientation through your Charger Status account by clicking on the session date you wish to attend. In order to register, you will need your Student Identification Number (begins with "A") and your Charger ID which can be found on your acceptance letter.

Questions about the differences between your Charger Status and myUAH accounts? Click HERE for more information. 

Honors College Priority Orientation:

This session is reserved for freshmen admitted to the UAH Honors College. 

Freshman Orientation:

Please keep in mind that all sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All first-time freshmen are required to attend a Freshman Orientation session. If you need to make changes to your orientation reservation, please email

Freshman Orientation Fees

A charge of $225 will be included in your university bill payable when tuition is due at the start of the semester. This cost covers the student orientation fee and up to two guests. If you wish to bring more than two guests, there will be an additional fee ($50 for 2 day sessions and $25 for 1 day sessions) per guest due at event check-in. The only orientation cost due on the day of the event is if you have more than two guests attending Freshman Orientation.

What to Expect at Freshman Orientation

During your orientation session you will:  

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss expectations and register for classes.
  • Learn more about campus housing
  • Get your Charger Card (Student ID) and complete immunization forms with Student Health Services
  • Discover tools to enable your academic success
  • Learn about the campus, student involvement opportunities, and traditions
  • Meet and socialize with current and new students
Preparing for Freshman Orientation

Once you have registered for Freshman Orientation, review and complete the Charger Checklist.