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Congratulations! Welcome to FVSU!


Whether you are a first year student or a transfer student, the FVSU orientation program will be an important yet enjoyable experience. You will learn about your classes and campus life experiences, meet current students, staff, and faculty, and begin to build relationships that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions please contact us at orientation@fvsu.edu or by telephone at 478-825-6290.

Orientation is required of all new students.

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Spring 2018 New and Transfer Student Orientation

Thursday, January 4, 2018

C.W. Pettigrew Center Auditorium

1:30 pm

When to Move In:

Please plan to arrive on campus and move into your residence hall on Thursday, January 4, 2018 between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Directions to campus can be found on our website at www.fvsu.edu. Once you get to the Wildcat Commons Residence Halls, volunteers will direct you to your building. You may also find your building ahead of time on a campus map.

Building Move in Times

  • New Students with room assignments can report to their assigned residence hall to receive a key and move-in instructions. Move-in time starts at 8:00am.
  • New Students without a room assignment can report to Student Financial Services, C.V. Troup Room 235 (Cashier’s Office) to see the Housing Assignment Coordinator after 9:00 am.  In order to receive an assignment a student must have registered for classes in the current semester, applied for financial aid, and paid the room reservation fee.


In order to facilitate a smooth move-in experience for everyone, Campus Police will direct you as close as possible to your building. If you need additional assistance with University Housing, feel free to call the main office at (478) 825-6100 ahead of time or visit our website at http://www2.fvsu.edu/residential-life.


I do not live on-campus, but I want to attend.

If you are a commuter student, report to the C.W. Pettigrew Center at 1:00 a.m. for Welcome Week sessions.


Pack Your Belongings For Ease and Convenience:


Wildcats, we are anxiously awaiting your arrival, and if our Campus Life Team can do anything to help you with your transition into our Illustrious institution please do not hesitate to contact our office (478) 825-6290. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Amenities Building.


If you need to locate a building you may consult our campus map.

Are you an online or distance education student and still need some help?  Check out some of our eServices.

Classes and Registration

Students that need to register for classes below 60 earned credit hours (freshmen and sophomore) can contact the University College at 478-822-1070.  The center is located on the second floor of the Roycal C. Peabody Building located next to the Hunt Memorial Library.

*Please note during the registration period their staff will relocate to the C.W. Pettigrew Center Rooms 102-104 for academic advisement.

Students above 60 earned credit hours (juniors and seniors) will register within your academic department.

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar


Guidebook: Get Connected Early and stay connected throughout your orientation experience!

 FVSU Guidebook

Guidebook is an interactive app that will prepare you for orientation and your first year at Fort Valley State University.

Follow the directions below to join the Wildcat Nation at FVSU. To get the guide, choose one of the methods below:

  • Download ‘Guidebook’ from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace

From the Guidebook application, search FVSU New Student Orientation, and click Download Guide!

Don’t have a smartphone? No worries! Check out the Guide here!


FVSU will remain closed for the remainder of Wednesday, January 17. It will open on time tomorrow, Thursday, January 18.