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Frequently Asked Orientation Questions
What is the Park University Orientation Program?
The Park University Orientation is for All New Students and Transfer Students beginning their experience at the Parkville Campus. Orientation is a two day program aimed at helping students obtain the skills necessary to successfully graduate and navigate their time at Park.
Who are the Goonies?
Goonies are Orientation leaders. They are returning students who have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of involvement in the Park University Community. They complete training both in the spring and prior to the start of Orientation in August. Your leaders will be contacting you starting in late July and then throughout the semester.
Is Orientation mandatory?
Yes. We require all new, incoming students to participate in Orientation because we firmly believe that orientation is an essential part of a student's acclimation to the Park Tradition. Please register here.
Where do we check-in?
First Year Orientation will begin on August 17th, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Grahm Tyler Memorial Chapel. Transfer Students will meet on August 17th, 2012 at 2:30PM in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theatre located in Alumni Hall.
What should I wear to Orientation events?
We require closed-toed shoes for Orientation events. Most people wear casual clothing i.e. shorts, tennis shoes, comfortable shirt (Park gear).
May I bring a guest or current Park student to the Student Orientation sessions?
No. New student orientation is designed for new students only.
What does a typical day during Orientation look like?
Jam Packed. During Orientation, it is important to realize that first-year students will spend a considerable portion of time in their LE 100 groups.
How does Orientation meet the needs of transfer and non-traditional students?
The needs of transfer and non-traditional first-year students are often different than those of traditional first-year students. To meet those needs we have designed a special orientation experience for transfer and non-traditional students. This Orientation will begin at 2:30PM in the Alumni Theater. No matter your age or the number of credits you are transferring, the Orientation session will be a valuable resource to guide you in your transition.
I have questions involving enrollment or financial aid?
The Student Assistance Center is an excellent resource for these questions. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for the Student Assistance Center, or contact them:
By phone at 816-584-6800
In person located on the first floor or the Norrington Center on the Parkville Campus.
On the web www.park.edu/sac
What if I still have questions?
Program details and Orientation information are located on Orientation website or on our mobile guide. If you still have unanswered questions please contact the Office of Student Life at 816-584-6377.
Please contact us or stop by our offices in Thompson Student Center on the Parkville Campus.
The Student Life Staff.
Thompson Student Center
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.