My future

Orientation Programs

Note: Check back for updated orientation information in spring 2016!

We are so excited that you are making plans for your future at Angelo State University. We have designed our orientation programs to help you make smart choices as you start your college education. In addition to getting advised and registering for classes, you’ll attend information sessions to get better prepared for the fall semester.

If you have any questions regarding orientation please e-mail or call 325-942-2062.

New Student Orientation

Specifically designed for the Class of 2019, New Student Orientation is a one-day program that helps you and your family learn more about Angelo State. During orientation, you will have the chance to:

  • Meet other students and make new friends
  • Meet with academic advisers and discuss classes and majors
  • Complete course selections and registration
  • Learn about academic expectations
  • Learn about the university’s services and resources
  • Learn about ASU traditions and how to get involved on campus

New Student Orientation for Carr Scholars

This orientation session has been designed specifically for Carr Scholarship recipients. In addition to getting academic information specific to you and your achievements, you’ll learn more about what it means to be a Carr Scholar at Angelo State University.

Ram Camp

Ram Camp is a two-day, one-night New Student Orientation session led by orientation team leaders. Please keep in mind that Ram Camp will include the same information as New Student Orientation. However, in addition to advising and registration, students will participate in events and activities that highlight campus involvement. Events will focus on ASU traditions, relationships, communication and success in college

Transfer Student Orientation

This orientation program is designed specifically for transfer students with 18 or more post-high school college credit hours. During Transfer Orientation, you’ll receive information about college completion, transcript evaluation, financial aid and campus involvement opportunities. Transfer students should be advised and registered for the fall 2014 semester prior to attending this orientation. 

Pre-Orientation Checklist

You can prepare for your future at ASU by taking care of several of these items before you get to campus for orientation:

  • Log on to RamPort, your new online student portal, and get comfortable with the environment. Your log-on credentials will be mailed to you after you register for New Student Orientation.
  • Check your e-mail address for important information and messages from ASU. This is the official e-mail address ASU will use to communicate with you. You can access this e-mail address through RamPort.
  • Submit a photo online for your ASU OneCard, your official ASU identification card (you also have the option of taking a photo for your OneCard when you come to campus for orientation).
  • If you plan to bring a vehicle to campus in the fall, purchase your ASU parking pass.
  • Send your Evidence of Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis Form to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Send all final transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
  • Double check the status of your financial aid by calling the Office of Financial Aid at 325-942-2246 or checking your account status on RamPort.
  • Apply online for housing. If you’ve already applied, you can access your MyHousing account throughout the summer to check for room assignment and roommate updates.

Orientation Program Activities

New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the University Center Lobby. The welcome session is at 9 a.m. in the C.J. Davidson Center. Students and families can expect to complete their day by 4 p.m.

Ram Camp check-in is at 1 p.m. in the Unversity Center Lobby. The welcome session is at 2 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Center. Students and families can expect to complete their Ram Camp experience by 2 p.m. the following day.

Here’s a list of some of the activities you can expect at orientation:

  • An official welcome from top ASU administrators
  • Information sessions about building a course schedule, financial aid and health and safety, all with collegiate success in mind
  • A welcome and information for families from current ASU families as well as the opportunity to join the Ram Family Connection
  • Student discussion sessions featuring current ASU students and orientation leaders talking about such topics as recreation activities, student life and the Multicultural Center, as well as the importance of academic advising and course registration