New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation provides students, parents and guests with information they will need before the first day of classes.


  • Receive course schedule information
  • Meet other new students
  • Connect with faculty/staff and current students
  • Have their Clarion identification photo taken
  • Become familiar with MyClarion accounts
  • Explore the services on campus
  • Talk with SOAR Mentors
  • And...learn everything they need to know to get started at Clarion

Parents, Family, Spouses

  • Receive valuable information from faculty/staff and SOAR Mentors about the first year of college
  • Identify ways to support students during the first year of college
  • Meet with staff in critical campus offices such as Financial Aid, Dining, and Wellness Services
  • And...learn about the Clarion campus culture

Orientation Sign Up Instructions:

You will receive instructions on how to sign up through the mail. In order to sign up, you will need to have received a letter from Computing Services (blue in color) showing your MyClarion login, email, password and ID number. Sign up is done through the MyClarion portal. Confirmation is sent to your Clarion email account. 

Orientation Session Dates: 

January 2017  (for new students beginning classes in January 2017)

Friday, January 20, 2017


Spring 2017 (for new students beginning classes in August 2017)

Schedule for Spring Orientation

Friday, April 7, 2017 (this session is currently full)

Friday, April 21, 2017 (this session is currently full)


Summer 2017 (for new and transfer students beginning classes in August 2017)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017


Fall 2017: Week of Welcome - All new students 

August 21-27, 2017


For any questions or information regarding sessions, please email or call 814-393-1766.

Contact Information

Erin E. Schuetz
Director for SOAR
407 Becht Hall
+1 814 393 1769

Office for SOAR:
406 Becht Hall
+1 814 393 1766

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Last Updated 3/21/17