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?


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 24 (Locations to be announced. Times subject to change.)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Check In
10:45-11 a.m.      Welcome
11-12 p.m.           Orientation presentation
12-1 p.m.             Lunch
1-2:30 p.m.          Orientation presentation
2:30-3 p.m.          Introduction to Soundings
3-4 p.m.               Transfer meeting
4-5 p.m.               Matriculation ceremony
5-6:30 p.m.          Dinner
7-8:30 p.m.          Soundings event
8:30 p.m.             Candlelighting ceremony

Monday, August 26
8 a.m.                  Classes begin