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Transfer Orientation

We are excited that you have transferred to Union University! Below you will find information on the specific orientation that you will attend depending on your housing status and the time of year that you have transferred to Union.

Also, before you come to campus for your orientation, please make sure you look over and complete these necessary forms.

Fall Orientation

All Residential Transfer Students beginning in the Fall are required to attend Focus

Transfer students who are living off-campus have two orientation options below:

Option 1

This year's fall semester orientation dinner will be held Monday, August 18th at 5:00 pm in Bowld 221. This will be an opportunity for you to meet upperclassmen student leaders and learn more about being a student at Union. You will receive a letter with more information in the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Taylor (ktaylor@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Option 2

New student orientation is not just for freshmen. Union has tailored small groups and specifically trained leaders who will work with the new transfer students. Find out more about the full new student orientation experience. If you are a commuting transfer who would like to participate in the full orientation experience, please contact Jared Dauenhauer (jdauenhauer@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Spring Orientation

The vast majority of the students who begin taking classes during the winter are transfer students, though it is certainly not uncommon for a first-year student to start then either. For both groups, we have designed a one-evening dinner to communicate all the essential information a new Union student needs to know.

Various members of the faculty and staff from across campus will be available to provide the information you need to know as well as answering any questions you have.

Also, before you come to campus for your orientation, please make sure you look over and complete these necessary forms.

This year's spring semester orientation dinner will be held Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:00 pm in Bowld 221. This will be an opportunity for you to meet upperclassmen student leaders and learn more about being a student at Union. You will receive a letter with more information prior to that date. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Taylor (ktaylor@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Because we are serving a meal, it is essential to let us know you are coming. Please do so by contacting Karen Taylor (ktaylor@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Feb 3, 2015 - SGA: Holla Back Party - 7:00 p.m.

    Join the Student Government Association as we welcome everyone back for the spring semester in the Bowld Commons Gym! Free snacks!
  • Feb 11, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Feb 25, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Mar 11, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Mar 17, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Petitions Available - 8:00 a.m.
  • Apr 8, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Apr 10, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Petitions Due - 4:00 p.m.
  • Apr 22, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 25, 2015 - SGA: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 25th, 2015. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
  • Dec 1 - Feb 16, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Focus Leader Applications Available - 8:00 a.m.

    Apply to be a 2015 Focus leader! Applications and letters of recommendation are due by February 16 at 4:00pm. Complete the online application here: http://www.uu.edu/studentservices/orientation/focusleaders.cfm
  • Feb 3, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: New Student Orientation - 5:00 p.m.
  • Feb 16, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Focus Leader Applications Due - 4:00 p.m.

    Apply to be a 2015 Focus leader! Applications and letters of recommendation are due by February 16 at 4:00pm. Complete the online application here: http://www.uu.edu/studentservices/orientation/focusleaders.cfm
  • Feb 20, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Student Organization Fair - 12:00 p.m.

    Come find out how to get involved in student organizations on campus! Stop by the SUB hallway to become familiar with many of the student organizations.
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Apr 18, 2015 - SAC: Variety Show - 7:00 p.m.
Office Contact Information
  • Office phone: 731.661.5094 or 731.661.5244
  • Office fax: 731.661.5017
  • Mailing address:
    Campus Box 1806
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305

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