Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

new student orientation

Students entering for the Fall 2014 semester:
August 22-24, 2014

We want to help you understand necessary policies and procedures while familiarizing you with campus services and opportunities.  And of course, we can’t forget the importance of having you meet faculty, staff and other students! Click here for the Orientation Brochure.

Orientation is for all new students to Huntington - Commuter and Transfer students too!  Check in any time between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST) in the Merillat Centre for the Arts (MCA) lobby. Allow 30 minutes for the check-in process.  Following check-in, you will be directed to your residence hall (if you are living on campus). Orientation officially begins with a New Student Dedication Service at 6 pm.

Questions? Contact Martha Smith, Associate Dean of Student Life, at 260.359.4040 or e-mail

Please refer to the Preparing for Success booklet for valuable Student Life information.

Click here for information on how to use the HU Portal and Website for dining options, chapel credits, registering and more.

Orientation for International students click here:  



10:00 a.m.

Check in and Move in (until 5:00 p.m.)

Merillat Centre for the Arts (MCA) Lobby & Residence Halls

2:00 p.m.

Parent Session Option 
with Scott Raymond (Lower MCA)

3:00 p.m.

Parent Session Option
with Scott Raymond (Lower MCA)

4:00 p.m.

Complimentary Deli Buffet (available until 6:00 p.m.)
Dining Commons

6:00 p.m.

New Student Dedication Service 
MCA Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

Parents and Loved Ones Bid Farewell

7:45 p.m.

Alpha Group Gathering and Session I
Find your Alpha Group in the Lobby of the MCA to go to your meeting location together.

9:00 p.m.

Residence Life Meetings
Residence Halls

9:00 p.m.

Commuter Meeting 
Norm's (upper level HUB)


8:00 a.m.

Dining Commons

9:00 a.m.

Alpha Group Session II 
Group Meeting Rooms

10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Academic Program Meet & Greet

11:45 a.m.  

Dining Commons

12:00 noon

Commuter Connections 
Banquet Room C in the DC

1:00 p.m.

HU Plunge (1:00-3:00 p.m.)
Various service sites

6:00 p.m.

Picnic with President Emberton

8:00 p.m.

HU Opportunities 
MCA Auditorium

10:00 p.m.

Student Activities Board (SAB) Sponsored Event

10:00 p.m.

Transfer Event


11:00 a.m.

Church on Campus 
MCA Auditorium


Lunch with Mentor 
Dining Commons

1:30 p.m.

Individual Meetings (until 3:30 p.m.)
Faculty Offices

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Various optional small group activities
2:00 p.m.

Accuplacer (until 4:00 p.m.)
Science Hall Computer Classroom (Room 164 and 166)

Accuplacer Practice Test   

5:00 p.m.

Dining Commons

6:00 p.m.

Alpha Group Scavenger Hunt

7:00 p.m.

Alpha Group Session III  
Mentors and students only

8:30 p.m.

SAB Sponsored Event


All new students, Mentors and Alpha Professors go to a Fort Wayne TinCaps game!


For students entering for the Spring 2015 semester, there will be a special orientation program. Details coming soon. 

Questions?  Contact Martha Smith, Associate Dean of Student Life, at 260.359.4040 or e-mail to