Base Camp Orientation

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    At Anderson University, the fall semester’s new and incoming students are required to attend one of the overnight Orientation sessions listed below. This two-day event is open to students and two guests, such as their parents. Student accommodations will be provided in our Residence Halls; however, we are unable to offer rooms to parents and guests. Please note that space at each session is limited; so, we recommend registering early.

    • Wednesday, May 29 - Thursday, May 30
    • Thursday, May 30 - Friday, May 31*
    • Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 20
    • Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21*
    • Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22
    • Thursday, July 18 - Friday, July 19
    • Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20
    • Friday, August 16**

    *Students admitted into the Honors Program are encouraged to attend one of two designated dates: May 30 or June 20.

    **New students who were unable to attend one of the two day Orientation sessions earlier in the summer are invited to attend an abbreviated, one-day Orientation session on Friday, August 16.


    To register for Base Camp, use the calendar feature to select the date you would like to attend.

    You will then be asked to log-in to your Admission Portal to complete your registration form. Please note: Your username is the same email address that you entered when applying to AU. If you're unsure of your username, contact your Admission Counselor and they'll be happy to help. If you forgot your password, no worries. Please click the "Reset Password" button on the log-in page.

    All new students (including transfer students) are required to pay an orientation fee of $150. This fee covers the cost of your Base Camp Orientation program, including up to two guest, such as your parents. If you would like to bring additional guest to Base Camp, there will be an added cost of $10 per person. The fee will automatically be applied to your student account after you attend Base Camp and can be paid through your Self-Service account when you pay your tuition and fees.

    If you have questions regarding Orientation, please don't hesitate to contact Student Involvement at 864-622-6011 or email us at
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