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Parent and Guest Orientation

Each of our Freshman Orientation sessions has a concurrent Parent and Guest Orientation. We realize you are an important key to your student's success, so we offer sessions that will help you assist your student in preparing for college at UAH.

What to Expect

Whether or not you have visited UAH previously, Freshman Orientation will provide you with new information, so be ready to take notes and ask questions. Orientation is a fun and spirited atmosphere packed with activity, so be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

At Freshman Orientation you will:

  • Meet with UAH representatives who will provide academic and career counseling for your student
  • Discover university resources exclusively designed to ensure that your student has a successful college experience
  • Finalize all of your student's needs before the semester begins
  • Meet other Charger Family members

Registering for Orientation

When you and your student decide on the best session date, your student will need to register for Freshman Orientation through their existing Charger Status account. Freshman Orientation reservations must be made using each student's name. On the registration form, your student will have the opportunity to indicate if parents/guests will be attending Freshman Orientation with them. For more information, review our Freshman Orientation page. 

Overnight Accommodations

Freshman Orientation is offered as a two-day session. You student will have the opportunity to spend the night in an on-campus residence hall; however, parents/guests will need to make arrangements for overnight accommodations. Check out our accommodations page for hotels in the Huntsville area. 

Helping Your Student Prepare

Help your student prepare by going through the Charger Checklist together! This checklist, along with orientation programming, will help answer all your questions and complete all the needed steps for a successful first year at UAH. Remind your student that orientation is important to their success, and encourage them to meet other students and take notes during the sessions.


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