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New Student Orientation

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V-Hawk Orientation is the only way to start your Viterbo experience. Students who attend orientation are more successful. To ensure success, attendance at activities throughout the weekend is mandatory. 

You will receive more information on V-Hawk Orientation by mail in early July.

V-Hawk Orientation starts Friday, Aug. 22 following Residence Hall Move-In. Orientation continues all weekend through Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24.

During V-Hawk Orientation, you will be assigned a team with other new students. Orientation Leaders - experienced students trained to help you get a great start - will guide Your Team throughout weekend events! 


TEAM MEETINGS help you get connected to the university and other new students. Each team meeting is tailored to the needs of the team members. Expect to have fun, meet new people, and learn lots about being a student at Viterbo University!

ACADEMIC ADVISOR MEETINGS Your academic advisor is often the most important guide in your journey to your destination of graduation. 

THE HOOK UP: WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT College is a new living and learning environment where you discover independence and begin to deal with real life experiences on your own. On Friday evening, a national touring group will take the stage to discuss with you some of life’s tough topics in a comedic and engaging way!

COMMUNITY SERVICE activities will give you a chance to lend a helping hand in neighborhoods near Viterbo!

THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE Viterbo students and families give this book a very high mark and find the FSG advice on roommates, dating, socializing online, everything – to be very helpful.  Get a free copy at STAR Check In! Summer Readers are eligible for prizes at orientation.   

96% say V-Hawk Orientation increases comfort with the new environment.

96% say V-Hawk Orientation increases knowledge of on-campus resources.

92% say V-Hawk Orientation assists in meeting others and belonging.

Center for Adult Learning provides their own orientation programs for students associated with those programs.