Frequently-Asked Questions about Student Orientation for Transfer Students

2024 Orientation Dates

For students starting their flight at Otterbein in Fall Semester 2024, your options for SOAR will be the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 6
  • Friday, June 21
  • Friday, July 19
  • Tuesday, August 20 (ideal for students and families who cannot travel to campus twice during the summer)

Transfer Student Orientation FAQs

Am I required to attend Orientation?

Yes, transfer students are required to attend Orientation, which will be held on Friday, January 5.

How do I register for classes?

You will be emailed a personalized link to the course registration survey to your Otterbein email. You must activate your Otterbein email to get this information. This survey is your first step in the registration process. You will not be able to move forward with course registration until you complete the survey. The registration survey will not only be helpful in determining what courses to take but also helpful to your academic adviser.

How do I access my Otterbein email address?

First you will need to activate your network account using directions provided in your Welcome Letter and Otterbinder. If you need additional support, please contact the Student Help Desk at 614-823-3100

Start good habits now! You should check your Otterbein email account daily, especially leading up to the start of the academic term, for important information on campus.

Should my parents or family come with me?

There are sessions throughout Orientation that especially designed for parents and families. Be sure to include their email information when you complete your registration.

Can I bring a friend?

All guests that accompany you to orientation but you will need to pay the registration fee. Be advised, guests will NOT be able to accompany you during your sessions. Parents, family and guests will be asked to attend the parent and family orientation that is scheduled for the day. You will begin the day together, but will not come back together until the end of the program.

Remember to register for orientation!

Go to the registration form >