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 (session is full)

Friday, June 23, 2017 (session is full)

Friday, June 30, 2017 (session is full)

As of 6/30/17: There are no One Day Orientation or Exploring Clarion days remaining for Fall 2017 incoming students. 

All First time in College incoming students who did not attend a face to face Orientation/Exploring Clarion Day will be provided with an easy way for you to get yourself ready to come to Clarion in the Fall from the comfort of your own home.

You will be emailed information to help get you processed through for course scheduling:
1. Complete English & Math placements + Inquiry Seminar Selection in D2L
2. Complete SOAR Online Orientation Modules in D2L
3. Prepare for NOW (New Student Orientation Week) with move in on August 21, 2017

Keep an eye on your address and this one provided for more information.

Fall 2017: N.O.W. -New student Orientation Week  - 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 7/20/17