Welcome to VSU Blazer Beginnings Orientation

2018 Blazer Beginnings Orientation


Welcome to Blazer Beginnings Orientation! All new incoming students (freshman, transfer and transient) are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. The mission of the orientation program at Valdosta State University is to provide new students and families with information about Valdosta State's educational programs, support services, student life opportunities, and campus facilities. Orientation sessions provide an opportunity for students to meet other students, meet their academic advisor, register for classes, and pick up their VSU student I. D. card.  There will be staff, faculty and current students leading sessions designed to address questions or concerns enrolling students and parents may have. By the end of a session, our hope is that students are looking forward to their time at Valdosta State University, and both students and parents are feeling comfortable with the transition to college life. At your orientation session you will:

  • Meet with your academic advisor and register for classes
  • Pick up  VSU ID card (if photo was uploaded on new student portal prior to session)
  • Register for parking permit; select a meal plan
  • Learn about housing, student activities, organizations, and health services
  • Attend sessions on Financial Aid
  • Attend information sessions led by VSU departments and administrative staff
  • Learn about our  Parents & Families Association
  • Visit the Bookstore
  • Meet other students attending VSU