Published 05/02/18

This 2017 Orientation video offers a taste of what is in store for the Class of 2022.

Orientation introduces an inspiring, collegial community

Over the course of four two-day Orientation sessions, more than 800 members of the Class of 2022 and their parents have the opportunity to learn more about the University, bond with one another, and experience what life is really like on a college campus.

Online registration will be available in early May for the following Orientation sessions:

  • June 11-12
  • June 14-15
  • June 18-19
  • June 21-22

“Orientation is the first step in a student’s journey as a Bryant Bulldog,” says Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement Mailee Kue, Ph.D. “For both students and their parents, it offers their first real impression of what going to school at Bryant is like – and we want to make sure that first impression is special.”

A caring community

Every student and parent is different, and each comes with questions and concerns. At Orientation, Bryant provides both a wide-ranging look at what the University has to offer and opportunities to talk one-on-one about what their time at Bryant will be like.

Orientation mixes information sessions on coursework, cocurricular activities, and “Bulldog values” with individualized meetings with Orientation Leaders who serve as mentors and guides. Incoming students also meet with academic advisors who help them choose their fall courses and consider their academic path.

There also are plenty of opportunities to build relationships with one another through small group sessions and activities like field games that bring new acquaintances together as friends.

The Orientation program also contains a full schedule of activities for parents so they can learn more about Bryant as well, with sessions that include a look at academics and financial aid, and discussions with the counseling staff about the college transition process. There also are opportunities to meet with senior academic administrators and faculty members.