University of Bridgeport New Student Orientation Program Mission
The University of Bridgeport’s orientation program is a collaborative
effort to provide programs and services to new first year, transfer and
graduate students. The program’s intent is to prepare students for
their academic pursuits as well as initiate their integration into the
University of Bridgeport’s (UB) intellectual, cultural and social
Orientation must be (a) intentional, (b) coherent, (c) based on
theories and knowledge of learning and human development, (d) reflective
of developmental and demographic profiles of the student population,
and (e) responsive to needs of individuals, special populations, and
Orientation is an ongoing process that begins when a student decides
to attend the university. The process should aid students in
understanding the nature and purpose of the institution, their
membership in the academic community, and their relationship to the
intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the university. The
orientation process should include pre-enrollment, entry, and
The goal of UB’s orientation program is to facilitate a smooth
transition from high school, graduate school or work environment to
university life for new students
- Familiarize students with the mission and core values of UB.
- Students will be instilled with a sense of pride in their choice
to attend UB
- Engage university faculty, staff, current UB student leaders and
administration in active planning, leadership, and implementation of
the new student orientation program.
- Provide information about the policies, procedures, regulations,
rights, and responsibilities governing UB.
- Create opportunities for incoming students to participate in
social activities designed to acquaint them with their peers while
introducing them to the diversity of cultures on campus and articulating
the advantages and challenges of a diverse society.
- Provide opportunities for new students to engage with deans and
faculty members in their respective programs.
- Provide new students with education, information and guidance
about how to manage the financial aspects of their education
- Provide academic advising, a schedule of classes and fee
- Work with students to identify where to go for critical
university and community services to help them persist and succeed at UB
- Introduce students to the many clubs and other organizations
available at UB.