Transfer Orientation FAQs

Transfer Commuter Orientation

What is Orientation?

Your transition to Castleton started with summer Registration. The process continues at Orientation. Our goal is to give you the information and skills you need to be successful, introduce you to friendly people and useful services, and welcome you to the Castleton community!

Do I have to go to Orientation?

Yes.

What will happen at Orientation?

At Orientation you will meet campus leaders and resource people, receive information about critical campus issues, and attend your first Soundings event.

What about Soundings?

As a new student you are enrolled in a required course called Soundings: An Introduction to the Liberal Arts. During Orientation you will meet the Soundings instructors and learn about the fall Soundings offerings, then attend the first Soundings event.

Will I have time to buy books?

The college store will be open on Saturday, August 27 from 9 am to 1 pm.

What does the Orientation schedule look like?

Saturday, August 27

10 am – 10:20 am Check In

10:30 am – 1:30 pm Required Orientation activities and Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Introduction to Soundings

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Soundings event

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Transfer meeting

5 pm – 6:45 pm Dinner

7 pm Matriculation Ceremony

8 pm Candlelighting Ceremony

9 pm Cabaret 

Monday, August 29

8 am CLASSES BEGIN!