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Schedule

Information for Face-to-Face Events

Prior to your orientation date, you will receive information emailed to you regarding accessing and completing the required pre-enrollment modules. These modules must be completed before the date of your orientation event.

Location

Check-in for First STEP takes place in the University Center on the corner of Henderson St. and Normal Ave. Sessions take place in the University Center, Academic Hall, Kent Library, and various academic buildings. 

Parking for the event is available on Henderson St. in a variety of parking lots. Signage will indicate where to park. 

Morning Session Participants

If you selected to attend the morning session when registering for your date, please review the following information regarding your schedule and advising information.

Event Schedule
  • 8:15 - 9:00 am - Check-In
  • 9:00 - 9:15 am - Welcome
  • 9:15 - 10:00 am - Academics and Advising
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am - Student Financial Services
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am- Student Life Presentation
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am - Health and Safety
  • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm - Lunch and Open Session
Advising Information

As a  participant in the morning session, your advising and enrollment meeting will be held in the afternoon on the same day, or the day prior. Advising appointments will be scheduled for 30-minute sessions. Instructions on how to schedule your appointment will be emailed to you after our office receives and processes your completed Academic Advising Worksheet. 

Your virtual advising appointment can be completed remotely on either day or in one of our on-campus computer labs with assistance from Southeast and First STEP staff on the day of your orientation.

Afternoon Session Participants

If you selected to attend the afternoon session when registering for your date, please review the following information regarding your schedule and advising information.

Event Schedule
  • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm - Lunch and Open Session
  • 1:15 - 2:00 pm - Check-In
  • 2:00 - 2:15 pm - Welcome
  • 2:15 - 3:00 pm - Academics and Advising
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Student Financial Services
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Student Life Presentation
  • 4:00 - 4:30 pm - Health and Safety
Advising Information

As a participant in the afternoon session, your advising and enrollment meeting will be held in the morning on the same day, or the day prior. Advising appointments will be scheduled for 30-minute sessions. Instructions on how to schedule your appointment will be emailed to you after our office receives and processes your completed Academic Advising Worksheet.

Your virtual advising appointment can be completed remotely on either day or in one of our on-campus computer labs with assistance from Southeast and First STEP staff on the day of your orientation.

Lunch and Open Session Information

Both morning and afternoon session participants are invited to attend the lunch and open session scheduled from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. During this time, you are welcome to:

  • Take advantage of our grab-and-go lunch options
  • Take part in an optional, open session, with the following topics offered
    • General Q&A
    • Residence Life questions
    • Commuter questions and submission of Residency Release forms
    • Campus tours
    • Visits with Student Financial Services

Information for Fully Virtual Sessions

The fully virtual option does not require you to come to campus. See the below timeline for an idea on what your virtual orientation process will look like.

  • Students registered for this event by mid-April will begin enrollment and orientation activities in early May.
  • Students registered for this event after mid-April will begin enrollment and orientation activities on a rolling basis within two to three weeks of their submitted registration.

After our office processes your registration and pre-enrollment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access and complete the orientation.

  • Your first task is to review and complete the Pre-Enrollment Module and Academic Advising Worksheet.
  • Our office will review and process your worksheet within 1-2 business days after submission.
  • You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to schedule a 1:1 advising appointment.
  • Once your advising and enrollment process is complete, the remaining orientation modules and activities will be available to you.
    • These modules must be reviewed and completed in order for your orientation to be marked as complete.

 

Contact

573.651.5166
nsp@semo.edu
Academic Hall 100D
New Student Programs
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701