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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.

Information for students that will begin classes Summer 2017

When to Move In: 

Please plan to arrive on campus and move into your residence hall on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 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


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.

 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 9:30 a.m. for the new student orientation session.

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 for the day:

Check back soon for updates to the schedule.


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


REGISTER NOW for the orientation session of your choice.


RSVP for May 30, 2017 here: Summer 2017 Orientation RSVP


Thank you for choosing Fort Valley State University. We intend to provide you with the strongest foundation of excellence.

Information for Fall 2017


Reserve Your Early Orientation Date for Fall 2017

Early orientation session for new students entering FVSU Fall 2017 (August).

Pre-Orientation Checklist

  1. You must be fully admitted (Eligible to Register) to FVSU before you can participate in Orientation.
  2. Please retrieve your Banner ID by visiting Banner Web.
  3. Setup your new Wildcat E-mail. http://wildcatmail.fvsu.edu/
  4. To reserve your seat at the orientation, you must register using the form below.

New Student (Freshman & Transfer) Orientation Sessions.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Registration Closed)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Registration Closed)

Friday, June 9, 2017 (Registration Closed)

Friday, June 16, 2017 (Registration Closed)

Friday, June 23, 2017 (Registration Closed)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017


Thank you for choosing Fort Valley State University. We intend to provide you with the strongest foundation of excellence.

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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