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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.

When to Move In:

Please plan to arrive on campus and move into your residence hall on Thursday, August 10, 2017 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

  • Students assigned to WC 3, WC 4, and WC 6- Move-in time starts at 8:00am
  • Students assigned to WC 5 and WC 7- Move-in time starts at 9:30am


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 2:00 p.m. for Welcome Week sessions.


Pack Your Belongings For Ease and Convenience:


Orientation Leaders and Volunteers will assist with your move into the residence halls, and because many other students will be moving in at the same time, it’s a good idea to mark all belongings with your name, room number, and residence hall. Be sure to have all small items boxed for easy transfer. There is no storage available in the residence halls, so items should be packed in cardboard boxes that can be recycled, or in soft, foldable luggage that can be easily stored in a closet or under a bed. Stackable crates and organizers that fit under the bed can also work well.


Schedule of Events:


As part of our Welcome Week, day and evening programs will be scheduled for New Students August 10-13, 2017. Classes begin on August 14, 2017. Programs for new students will include the opportunity to participate in interactive informational sessions, networking with student leaders, faculty and staff along with some recreational activities sponsored by the Office of Campus Life. Comfortable attire and footwear are highly recommended. (Tentative Schedule of Events)

Highlight Events

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Student Move In

Wildcat Commons

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


C.W. Pettigrew Center

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Student Assembly:

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the

Health and Physical Education (HPE) Complex

Required Attire:

Males: White Button Up Top and Dark Blue or Black Slacks or Khakis Pants

Females: White Top and Dark Blue or Black Slacks or Dress

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New Student Cookout

Sponsored by the Warner Robins Alumni Chapter

Student Amenities Center

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wildcat Golden Lounge

Student Amenities Center

8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


(For the detailed list of items allowed by Residential Life please click here.)


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.

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!

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