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To provide first-time, first-year students information they need to successfully obtain classes for the fall semester, interact and connect with faculty, staff and students, and to learn about student life opportunities. To provide a transitional experience for new students.
Huntington Recital Hall Lobby (south entrance to the Conservatory of Music)
Tours will leave from the Huntington Recital Hall Lobby.
After your student registers for orientation, we will send a confirmation email to your email address on file and a postcard to your home. If you haven't received a confirmation or don't know if we received your registration, call the Student and Community Engagement Office at 614-236-6901. Note that orientation dates are limited to a total of 130 students and their guests.
Any required forms you have not yet sent in. Pen, paper and an electronic device (we will have free Wi-Fi guest log in available), and an umbrella for the occasional Ohio rain showers.
Yes! Your student is starting a new journey here at Capital University and you will want to be a part of the activities. Your student and two guests are free. Additional guest are $30 per individual.
Yes and no. Students and parents will begin the day together, but will separate at lunch for the afternoon sessions. Most parents, families, and guests have different questions and concerns than their students so we provide programs that fit the needs of parents specifically. While parents, families and guests attend their sessions, students will be getting to know their peers, meeting with their advisors, and learning more about the Capital University family.
Some students will complete the language assessment to ensure proper placement into the correct language course.
Formal welcome to the University and an overview of the day’s events.
You will learn more about the various campus services and offices that are designed to make your student successful at Capital University.
The Academic Success and Career Development session provides students and parents with the opportunity to learn more about the academic advising process and the services offered by the Academic Success and Career Development. The Financial Aid session provides students and parents with information regarding financial aid and the opportunity to meet with the members of the Financial Aid Staff. The Residential and Commuter Life session allows students and parents to learn more about services offered by the Residential and Commuter Life Office. The Health Services session details the services and programs offered by the Center for Health and Wellness.
Representatives from each office will be giving you detailed information about their services. There will be an opportunity for you to ask specific questions you may have. Representatives will be available after each session if you would prefer to ask a question individually. Questions to consider during the sessions:Is tutoring available?What if my student has a learning disability?What if my student has yet to pick a major?Is my student required to do an internship?What if my student needs to see a counselor?What is covered under my student's financial aid package?When will my student receive their housing assignment?Can my student pick their roommate?Where does my student obtain a parking pass?
Students and their guest will learn about the general education curriculum departmental course requirements and the Unified Theme program.
Lunch is a time for family members and guests to sample the various food stations and get to know Capital faculty and staff.
Students will spend the afternoon with their orientation group, rotating through academic advising, ID photo processing, an overview of Information Technology resources, and group time where students will get to know their peers, learn more about the Unified Theme program, and ask Orientation Leaders questions about life at Capital.
Family and guest will learn about making your transition to Capital and how to support your student. Questions are strongly encouraged during this session.
This session provides parents with the opportunity to learn more about their student's e-bill and services offered by Student Accounts. Questions are strongly encouraged. Some questions to consider:When is payment for tuition and fees due?How do I access my e-bill?What are my payment options?How does my student obtain their refund?What if I have individual questions about Financial Aid?
You can schedule a meeting to work one-on-one with a Financial Aid representative. This is a time to review your student's aid package and get answers to any questions you may have. Please sign up at Check In or speak to an Orientation Representative to schedule a meeting.
Check Out is located in the Ruff Memorial Learning Center, 1st floor lobby.
Please email email@example.com. Please allow a reasonable amout of time so that we can arrange a meeting.
Yes. Capital University requires all students to have some form of health care insurance. For more information visit the Student Accounts webpage.To waive health care insurance follow the online opt-out process.
Yes, we offer a list of hotels near Capital University.
Being a first year parent is a significant transition for both the student and parent. You can find resources for parenting a first year student in the Parents section of our website .
You can also sign up online to join the CAP Family Network.
Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley. Copyright © 2013 Capital University