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Orientation Schedule

Day One

Students

9–9:30 a.m.
Check in & Breakfast

Welcome to UB! We are so glad you're here.

9:30–10 a.m.
Welcome

Meet the 2022 Orientation team and hear greetings from University staff.

10–10:20 a.m.
Small Group Time

All students are put into small groups of 20 or less and paired with an Orientation Leader. There will be four or five groups each day and the schedule will rotate based on each group.

Get to know your group and your Orientation Leaders.

Taking Care of Business

Learn important information about financial aid awards, your account, and how the Office of Student Financial Services can assist you. Representatives can also answer your questions about health forms and student IDs.

Get Connected to UB

Get logged in and given a tour of canvas, student planner, the Purple Knights app, Live Safe and more!

Resource Fair

Stop by the Resource Fair before lunch to collect handouts and speak to representatives from various departments on campus.

Lunch

Small Group Time

Sit back and chat with your OL (Orientation Leader) and fellow group members.

Knight School

Hosted by the Office of Student Academic Success, learn more about the academic environment of the university and how to be successful during your experience at UB.

2:15–4:45 p.m.
UB in the Community

Students will spend the afternoon immersed in the Greater Bridgeport community alongside local community partners actively participating in community service projects across the city. Make sure to wear closed-toed shoes.

4:50–5:45 p.m.
Rest & Recharge

Get changed and get refreshed before dinner!

5:50–6:30 p.m.
Dinner

6:45–8:15 p.m.
What would you do?

An engaging, interactive program focused on helping you understand current issues affecting college students.

8:30–10:30 p.m.
Knights at Night Social

Get a sneak peek of what our events are like on campus! Mix and mingle with your new classmates, snag some free giveaways and snacks!

Families

9–9:30 a.m.
Check in & Breakfast

Welcome to UB! We are so glad you’re here.

9:30–10 a.m.
Welcome

Meet the 2022 Orientation team and hear greetings from University staff.

10:10–10:20 a.m.
Family Time

Family members will begin getting to know one another and get an overview of the day.

10:20–10:50 a.m.
Q & A with the President

Meet the President of the University of Bridgeport, Dr. Danielle Wilken!

10:55–11:25 a.m.
Safety & Security

Talk with a member of our Campus Security Team and learn all the ways that we ensure our students' safety!

11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Lunch & Resource Fair

Stop by the Resource Fair before lunch to collect handouts and speak to representatives from various departments on campus.

12:15–12:55 p.m.
Pathways to Graduation

Learn about resources available to support your student and how you can best support them in their success!

1–1:30 p.m.
OL Q & A

Current students are the best measuring stick for what awaits your student here at UB. Several outstanding students will discuss their experiences thus far and answer your questions.

1:40–2:10 p.m.
Coffee Break & Parent Round Table

Get to know each other over coffee and learn how you can support each other!

2:20–3:50 p.m.
Campus Tour

Take a tour with your Orientation Leader and learn about our beautiful seaside campus!

4–4:30 p.m.
Dean of Students Round Table Talk

Have all of your questions answered and engage in an interactive discussion about campus with the Dean of Students, Craig Lennon.

4:45–5:45 p.m.
Parent Mix and Mingle w/ staff and faculty

The Office of Advancement invites you to enjoy some snacks and meet faculty and staff around campus that will support your student's success.

5:50 p.m.
Dinner/Family Farewell

Day Two

Students

9–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

9:35–10:05 a.m.
Small Group Time

Sit back and chat with your OL (Orientation Leader) and fellow group members.

10:10–11 a.m.
Campus Tour

Take a tour with your Orientation Leader and learn about our beautiful seaside campus!

11–11:25 a.m.
Closing

You're officially a Purple Knight! Welcome to the UB family.

11:30 a.m.
Check Out

See you in September!

Families

9–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

9:40–10:15 a.m.
On and Off Campus Life

Get a sense of what it's like to live on campus and navigate life as a commuter.

10:20–10:50 a.m.
Wrap Up

We are here for you! Get the rest of your questions answered and tie up any loose ends.

11–11:25 a.m.
Closing

You're officially part of the Purple Knight family!

11:30 a.m.
Check Out

See you in September!