Freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend new student orientation for several days before the beginning of the fall semester. This program assists new students in gaining a perspective on the Huntington College experience. The focus of orientation is to help students adjust academically, personally, socially, and spiritually while familiarizing students with campus policies, procedures, services, and opportunities.
Small groups meet for discussion and mutual support with an advising team of a faculty member and an upper class student during orientation. For freshmen, this group also meets as a class throughout the fall semester. The emphasis for the course is the integration of faith and learning. An abbreviated orientation for new students is also conducted at the beginning of the spring semester.