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Orientation Dates

New Maverick Orientation has a unique type of orientation program to fit the unique needs of our new international students. Attendance is required at one of the following sessions for students (freshmen, transfers, and graduates) on an F-1 or J-1 visa.


  • May 31, 2019 (Friday)
  • July 8, 2019 (Monday)
  • August 7, 2019 (Wednesday)
  • August 12, 2019 (Monday)
  • August 15, 2019 (Thursday)

International students entering college for the first time should attend the 2-day August 13-14, 2019 (Tuesday-Wednesday) Freshman/International Orientation.


The Overnight Experience is a great way to meet new people, learn more about campus life, and create lasting memories.

  • Stay overnight in Vandergriff Hall
  • Enjoy dinner in the College Park District
  • Make new friends
  • Participate in fun activities with our Orientation Leaders

All rooms in Vandergriff Hall are double-occupancy with a full bathroom. The rooms are fully furnished, but students will need to be sure to bring the following items for their overnight stay:

  • Sleeping bag or Twin XL sheets and a blanket
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towels
  • Change of clothes
  • Shower shoes (if desired)

For those who participate, the Overnight Experience is the highlight of New Maverick Orientation! The Overnight Experience is available for just $40 the night before the May and July orientation sessions ONLY.


There is NO housing available for the orientations that occur in August. Please visit the Office of International Education website for information about temporary and permanent housing options.