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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is the key to your successful transition into Barry University. In order to ensure a smooth transition from your home to college life, orientation is mandatory for freshmen, international students, and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits.

During orientation you will meet with your academic advisor, schedule classes for the semester, order books, pick up your college ID, get a closer look at the residence halls, test out your commute (if living off campus), meet fellow classmates, and begin lifelong friendships.

Freshmen Students

Since this will be your first time in college, orientation is a two-and-a-half-day program designed to introduce you to university life. You and your family will learn first-hand what you can expect from your studies at Barry.

Local to South Florida? We also offer a one-day program for commuter students who would like to focus their time mainly on registration and campus resources during orientation.

Transfer Students

If you are transferring from another academic institution, such as a community college or another university, you will attend either our one-day or one-and-a-half day orientation program. You will become acclimated to the academic life on campus by meeting with your advisor and checking out the many different schools and majors we have to offer.

International Students

If you are coming from another country, you will attend orientation in August, just in time for the fall semester. Orientation will be a two-and-a-half-day program where you will become acquainted with campus life and the different services Barry offers.  Stop by the Office of International and Multicultural Programs during orientation to meet your representatives who will facilitate relationships with Barry’s academic and administrative departments, and government agencies.

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