Transfer, Non-Traditional, and Veteran Student Orientation

Transfer Orientation is a streamlined program designed for experienced college students.  It includes mandatory financial and bystander training, a tour of campus services, and a presentation on campus services. In addition to attending Orientation, students must schedule a one-on-one meeting for course selection with an advisor.  Please go to and make an appointment to meet with Nancy Steenburg or with Noemi Picardi.  All BGS students should meet with Nancy.

We recommend that transfer students bringing in less than 15 credits, and any student who wants their parent/guardian to attend Orientation should choose the Regular (Freshman) Orientation; please call the Student Services Office at (860) 405-9024 to discuss this option.

Please note: Parent Orientation is available only as part of the Regular Orientation program.  There is no Parent Orientation for the Transfer Orientation program; parents should not attend Transfer Orientation.

There is a $40.00 non-refundable charge to participate. Students who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursar Office at (860) 405-9007.

The charge pays for:

  • Program materials
  • Staffing
  • Event parking
  • Refreshments
  • Programmatic and administrative cost of the program

Orientation days are as follows:

  • Friday, June 7,  1:00 pm-3:30 pm
  • Monday, July 1, 9:00 am-11:30 am
  • Wednesday, August 14, 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent after you submit your orientation reservation and payment. Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.

Rescheduling a Confirmed Session

Any changes made to your orientation date after the confirmation email is sent will incur rescheduling fees.  Confirmed sessions may only be changed in case of an emergency and are based on session availability. For more information on the process and how to make a request, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.

BGS (Bachelor of General Studies) students should call (860) 405-9024 to register for an Orientation session.