Due to COVID-19 and its impact on our community, the New Student Orientation sessions for freshman have been changed to a new format that includes online and virtual sessions, along with in-person events during Week of Welcome. See below for more information. Welcome to the Class of 2024! Freshman Orientation is designed as a three-phase program that will prepare you for the personal, social, and academic changes ahead. This program is slightly different than the sessions we have offered in previous summers, but we believe this is the best way to interact with our incoming students all while safeguarding our campus community and ensuring the health and wellness of future Chargers, like yourselves! Here is how our three-phase orientation program will work: PHASE 1: Charger Building Blocks / A pre-orientation online session to provide you all the information and tools you need in order to register for classes. PHASE 2: Charger Communications / Communication between you and our admissions staff and Orientation Leaders via calls, texts, emails, and virtual events to help answer any and all of your questions and to help you engage and connect with each other. PHASE 3: Charger Connect / An in-person orientation experience combined with some of the super fun and interactive Week of Welcome events! Charger Connect will begin on Saturday, August 15th. Additional details including start time and location will be communicated soon. Phase 1: Building Blocks Phase 2: Communications Phase 3: Connect Registration When you register for Class of 2024 Orientation, you are signing up to begin our full three-phase orientation program! Once registered, you will be contacted via email to begin Phase 1: Charger Building Blocks, your pre-orientation online session. *If you were registered for New Student Orientation prior to our new structure, you will automatically be moved to the new session and will receive an email with additional information. Register for Class of 2024 Orientation through your existing Charger Status account by clicking link below. 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. ImportantYour 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. REGISTER FOR CLASS OF 2024 ORIENTATION HERE! FAQ What is the new orientation fee? The new orientation fee is $150. It will be included in your university bill payable when tuition is due at the start of the semester. If I don't attend orientation do I still have to pay? Yes. The orientation fee is assessed to your student bill and will be charged regardless of whether you attend or not. If I registered for orientation prior to April 20th, do I need to re-register for the new three-phase orientation program? No! We will take care of that for you. You will be added to the new “Class of 2024 Orientation” event. When will I receive the schedule for orientation in August? We are working closely with other campus departments to finalize what the new schedule will look like. Once we have those details finalized we will send updated information. Will my parents/guests attend the Class of 2024 Orientation event with me in August? No, this program will be for UAH incoming freshman students only. However, we will be communicating with parents/guests the information they need to help you prepare for classes this Fall! How will I register for classes? Using the information that your academic college sent you (to your UAH email address) and the Charger Building Blocks session, you will be primed and ready to go for class registration. First time students can begin registering for classes on May 4th. What else do I need to know in order to plan my summer accordingly? If you are living on campus, you will be moving in on Friday, August 14th. You’ll be getting more information from Housing regarding those details. If you’re a commuter student, then we will plan on seeing you for the opening sessions on Saturday, August 15th. Again, more information will be forthcoming including start time and location. How can I start connecting with UAH students? Join the UAH Class of 2024 Facebook group to start connecting with your future classmates. Also, during the second phase of the Orientation program, Charger Communications, you will have zoom Charger Chats with our Orientation Leaders to start meeting more students! How do I turn in my immunization forms? There are several ways you can submit your immunization forms! You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to the Immunizations Office (256)-824-5809. Also, you can still bring the immunization forms to orientation in August. What do I do if I need help with academic advising? You can reach out to your Academic Advisor with questions. You can find your Academic Advisor contact information at uah.edu/academic/advising. Am I required to attend the Charger Connect sessions/events? Yes, you are required to attend all Charger Connect sessions/events. Questions? If you have additional questions please contact us.