Office of Student Life & Engagement

University Orientation

Welcome to Jefferson! We look forward to providing you with a strong foundation for your time as a student here. The Office of Student Life & Engagement is happy to share information about the University Orientation experience with you below. 

In order to provide the most comprehensive and immersive experience, the University Orientation experience consists of two main components: the Online Orientation and the Onsite Orientation. Through completing both components, you will set yourself up for success as you begin your time at Jefferson.

Your University Orientation program will focus on introducing you to Jefferson as a whole, giving you important information on the programs and services available to you, as well as highlighting important university-wide policies. Students in some academic areas may have an additional orientation, specific to their college, department, or program; information about that orientation will come from your corresponding academic area. You will be expected to complete all orientation programs.

Below is what our office hopes to accomplish through University Orientation.

Goals of University Orientation

  • To assist students in making a successful transition to Jefferson.
  • To provide a foundation for success by introducing students to campus services and resources that will enhance their academic success and overall experience.
  • To educate students on policies, their rights, and the expectations of conduct while at Jefferson.
  • To create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community and inclusion, and provides opportunities for connection.

If you have any questions pertaining to University Orientation, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Student Life & Engagement (OSLE) at