Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions as you prep for Orientation.

Is orientation mandatory for all new students?

Yes! We want all new students to have the best start possible in the fall. Our summer sessions are designed to address all of your questions about this important transition.

Is housing available during orientation?

Although on-campus housing is not part of June orientation sessions, blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates at nearby hotels for those who wish to arrive prior to or stay beyond orientation.

Students attending orientation in August (International, Partnership, and Outer Territory students) will be staying in the rooms that have been assigned to them for the academic year. Housing for parents is not available. For parents wishing to participate in orientation, blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates at nearby hotels.

When do we pay the Freshman Fee?

The freshman fee is included in the fall tuition bill and is not payable at this time.

Can siblings also attend orientation?

Although siblings are welcome to attend, there are no specific activites or events for them. The focus of new student orientation is preparing our new students for the first day of class. There are, however, wonderful opportunities for siblings to visit during the school year, including Family Weekend in the fall and Little Siblings Weekend in the spring.

What should I do if I experience difficulty signing in or accessing areas of the Orientation website?

If you do not have access to the Internet at home, access is available from your high school Guidance Office or your local library. If you continue to experience difficulty, please call Information Technology Services (570) 321-4150.

When do I register for classes?

You will register for classes with your academic advisor during your summer orientation session.

How do I select my classes for the fall?

During summer orientation, you will meet with your academic advisor and finish the course registration process for the fall schedule. Part of the schedule will have already been prepared in advance of orientation based on your completion of the Advising Prep Module (which can be found in WebAdvisor as one of the registration tasks).

I have another question that is not addressed above.

We would be happy to answer your questions! Just email us at or call (570) 321-4358 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.