Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation
Q. Is there a schedule of events for Orientation?
A. Yes, the schedule (when it is complete) will be posted at www.judsonu.edu/orientation.
Q. Where do I check in? What do I need for the dorm?
A. Resident students can go directly to the dorm in which they have been assigned to. Your housing assignment will be found on your MyJudson site by mid-July (assignments are subject to change). If you're unsure of which dorm you've been assigned to, please contact the Housing Director at 847.628.1567. A dorm checklist is available off the Orientation website to help you determine what to bring and what not to bring.
Q. Are there hotels in the area if my family wants to stay overnight?
A. Yes, there are a few hotels within 2 miles of the university which offer a discount rate for Judson guests. Check here for local hotels.
Q. What if I do not have all my campus business completed before Orientation?
A. For the best Orientation experience, we ask all students to complete campus business BEFORE orientation (with the exception of vehicle registration permits, see next question for details). Campus offices will be open on Friday, but not during the weekend. The best time to complete campus business is from 9a-12p on Friday. It is strongly encouraged that no campus business is left during Orientation to allow you to engage in the activities prepared for you during Orientation.
Q. I will have a vehicle on campus? How to I receive my vehicle registration permit?
A: Vehicle registration permits will be available during Orientation weekend and the first week of classes. ALL students who will have a vehicle on campus at any time will need to receive a permit. You can obtain your permit by going to the Campus Safety Office on the main level of the University Center. You will need a valid driver's license, valid insurance card and your vehicle details. Vehicles not properly registered by the deadline will have their vehicle booted, face additional fines and may have their vehicle towed.
Q. Do I have to attend ALL the Orientation events?
A. Orientation is mandatory for all new students, so be sure to clear your schedule to attend all the sessions offered. Please note: Students that are registered for GEN101 are required to attend the events with their mentor groups over Orientation as it is part of the GEN101 curriculum.
Q. If changes to my class schedule need to be made, who do I talk to?
A. You will talk with the academic advisor in which you have been assigned to. If you do not know who your advisor is, you can check your MyJudson account or contact the Office of Registration and Records. The last day to add a class for the fall semester is the Friday of the first week of classes.
Q. My parents want to come to Orientation. Can they?
A. Yes, of course! We would love for them to be a part of this new journey with you. There will even be a few sessions specifically scheduled for parents. We do ask that parents and guests leave after Saturday's lunch to allow you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into Judson. Guests are welcomed to enjoy meals during the weekend and can pay for meals either by cash or check. Meal costs will be provided in the Orientation schedule.
Q. I have food allergies. Is there someone I can work with regarding my dietary restrictions?
A; Yes, Creative Dining would be happy to work with you. Please email Brian Krockey at email@example.com to discuss your concerns.
Q. Are there stores nearby in case I forgot something?
A. Yes, there are stores in the nearby area for you to complete your shopping. Target and Meijer are favorites and both are located on Randall Road. Wal-Mart is located on Rt.72. Resident Assistants (RA's) and Resident Directors (RD's) at your dorm can direct you to these stores upon your arrival at Judson.
Do you have other questions that have not been addressed here? If so, please contact Jaimee Bartha, Director of Retention and Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org.