Thank you for the continued support of your student throughout the admissions process. We know our Charger Parents are an integral part of the successes they have already achieved and will continue to be a part of their future for many years to come. We appreciate your partnership in this endeavor, and we hope that you’re just as excited as your student to join the Charger Family!


At New Student Orientation, your student will have the opportunity to

  • Meet with your academic advisor to finalize their class schedule
  • Learn more about student involvement opportunities and campus traditions
  • Discover tools and resources to support their academic success
  • Meet and socialize with current and new UAH students

To view orientation dates, visit our Freshman Orientation page.

Please note, your student should register with their existing Charger Status account.

Event Information

Freshman Orientation is a two-day event. Check-in is from 8:30-9:30 in the morning on Day One, and the event will conclude by 1:00 pm on Day Two.

Students have the opportunity to spend the night in an on-campus residence hall on Day One of Orientation. Housing check-in for students will begin at 8:00 am on Day One. Accommodation options available in the Huntsville area for parents and guests can be found HERE.

Check out the full New Student Orientation STUDENT schedule HERE and the PARENT/GUEST schedule HERE.


What else should parents know?

  • Parents and guests will need to make off-campus overnight arrangements during Orientation. Only students will spend the night on campus.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you'll have the opportunity to explore campus during your time at Orientation.
  • Have a conversation with your student regarding class registration prior to Orientation. Only students will attend an advising session.
  • View the packing list for students HERE and directions HERE.