Congratulations! You've made a great decision in choosing to join the Charger family! As a new freshman student attending UAH for the summer or fall 2020 term, your next step is to register to attend Freshman Orientation.


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


Your Charger Status account was created when you registered for any Admissions event or submitted the online application for admission. Creating a new Charger Status account for the purposes of orientation registration could affect your reservation. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are having any difficulty accessing your existing Charger Status account.

2020 Freshman Orientation Dates

Monday, June 1- Tuesday, June 2 - FULL
Monday, June 8- Tuesday, June 9
Monday, June 15- Tuesday, June 16
Monday, June 22- Tuesday, June 23
Monday, June 29- Tuesday, June 30
Monday, July 13- Tuesday, July 14
Monday, July 20- Tuesday, July 21
Thursday, July 23- Friday, July 24
Monday, July 27- Tuesday, July 28
Monday, August 3- Tuesday, August 4
Wednesday, August 12- Thursday, August 13
Friday, August 14*
*This session is reserved for students traveling eight or more hours away from campus.

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 are having any difficulty completing registration or if you need to make changes to your orientation registration, please email

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

Orientation Fees

A charge of $250 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.

What to Expect

Freshman Orientation is designed to be informative and productive. 

At Freshman Orientation, 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

For more information regarding orientation programming, check-in, and parking, view our Schedule of Events page. 

Parents and family members are welcome to join you. Your orientation fee includes up to two guests. Due to facility capacity, we strongly encourage students to bring no more than two guests. However, if you do bring more than two guests with you, there will be an additional fee of $50 per guest (over the age of eight) also charged to your university bill. Parents and guests attending two-day sessions should make overnight accommodations.

Preparing for Orientation

Once you have registered for your orientation experience, review and complete the Charger Checklist.

What to Bring

  • Current government issued photo ID- U.S Driver’s License, State-Issued ID Card, Passport, or U.S Military ID to obtain your Charger ID card
  • Casual-comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Rain jacket and/or umbrella
  • Money for snacks or souvenirs
  • Any current or updated transcripts that have not been received by the Office of Admissions
  • Advanced Placement/IB Scores/CLEP Courses that have not been received by the Office of Admissions
  • Completed Student Health Forms (Required Immunizations)

As a reminder, students attending two-day Freshman Orientation sessions will spend the night in a campus residence hall. Residence Life will provide a pillow, blanket, linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap. Students should plan to bring toiletries, a change of clothes for evening activities and the second day of Freshman Orientation, extra blanket (if desired), alarm clock, and phone charger.

Special Accommodations

Do you have 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 or prior to your arrival so that we can best accommodate your visit to campus.



If you have additional questions or need to make changes to your orientation registration, please contact us.