Orientation facilitates the transition of new first-year students to campus life. During Orientation, students will meet other new students and connect with the campus community, receive valuable information regarding campus resources and learn about various student organizations, social activities, programs and events.
On behalf of our Orientation Team and campus community, we welcome you to the YSU Penguin Family!
First-year undergraduate students are required to attend a SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration) session.
Registering for Orientation:
- Once a student receives their official acceptance packet from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, they should follow the instructions utilizing the Username and YSU student ID number (Y000000) provided in their packet to activate their MyYSU portal (student email account).
- An invitation letter with instructions to register for Orientation will be sent via U.S. Mail.
- Students will register and/or reschedule their session through their MyYSU portal (student email account).
- The online reservation system is available 24/7.
- Space in our sessions is in high demand and students are encouraged to register early.
- Instructions and program details will be confirmed via email once the reservation is submitted.
All first-year students who apply for the fall term, and are accepted by February 15 will be eligible to participate in the EARLY-SOAR program (February-March). Students accepted after February 15 will receive an invitation to register for SOAR sessions scheduled throughout the summer months.
- Based on current ACT or SAT scores, students will be pre-placed into Composition (English) - CPT, Math - CRT and Reading CRT courses, however, placement testing may be required.
- Register for testing at www.ysu.edu/testing; all testing must be completed prior to attending Orientation.
- If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Testing Office at (330) 941-1343.
First-year Transfer students should first contact their academic college for advisement and registration prior to attending a TSO (Transfer Student Orientation) session. Orientation sessions are scheduled for the spring and fall terms only. All students accepted for the summer term should contact an advisor directly.
- Visit here to find your advisor
Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) provides a:
- Half-day program specifically for Transfer students
- Connection with an Orientation Leader
- Thorough introduction to University resources and services
Registering for Orientation:
- Once accepted, students will receive their official acceptance packet from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions which will contain a Username and YSU student ID number (Y000000). When this information is received, students should activate their MyYSU portal (student email account).
- Instructions and details regarding Orientation will be confirmed via email once the reservation is submitted.
ONLINE ORIENTATION (Transfer and Returning Students only)
First-year Transfer students are encouraged to attend Orientation, however, the option to complete the Online Orientation process is also available through the MyYSU portal.
- To access the Online Transfer Student Orientation, students should log into their MyYSU portal, click the link to Register for Orientation.
As a first-year undergraduate student, you will return to campus prior to the start of the fall semester to participate in IGNITE. This program focuses on teaching you how to be a community member at YSU. You will also interact with faculty, staff and other students.
The 2016 IGNITE program is scheduled for Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23. First-year undergraduate students are expected to attend on August 22. The August 23 session is optional but will provide a tour of the campus, visiting offices, and more.
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CSP Orientation Services
Jones Hall - Room 3001
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
(330) 941-2131 Phone
(330) 941-2104 FAX
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