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  • CAMPUS CLOSED on Monday, May 27


    All CSU Pueblo campus locations are closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Essential services will remain open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions concerning in-person New Student Orientation and visiting CSU Pueblo. If you have additional questions please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.


    Do I need to complete an orientation program?

    Yes! As a new CSU Pueblo student, you are required to complete both the Pack Preview Online and attend the In-Person Orientation. If you do not complete both Orientations, a hold may be placed for Spring 2024 registration for classes.


    Where do I go to access the Online Orientation?

    After you have paid your enrollment deposit, please allow up to 72 hours for the online orientation program to appear in your student PAWs account. It is titled "Pack Preview Online Orientation". If you have issues accessing the online orientation after 72 hours, call 719-549-2151 for further assistance.


    How do I register for an in-person orientation session?

    You can sign up to attend an in-person New Student Orientation session by April 1st! The Link is on the CSU Pueblo SEAL Event Ticketing webpage.


    What is the date for this year’s orientation?

    New Student Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 29 or Saturday, August 19 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)


    How long do the in-person New Student Orientation days last?

    Check-in will begin at 8:30 am at the Occhiato Student Center and will last until 4:30 pm.


    What will I learn by completing Pack Preview Online Orientation?

    By completing an orientation program, you will learn:

    • Where to find valuable resources on campus, such as tutoring, health services (flu shots, cold and flu treatment, etc…), dining services, and other academic resources. You will also learn where your classes will be held.
    • About the Student Code of Conduct (these are official university rules that must be followed by all students) and about Title IX (sexual assault/harassment) policies and resources.
    • How to get involved with student organizations, outdoor pursuits, club sports, intramurals, and more!
    • How to be a successful college student.

    Is participation in an in-person orientation session mandatory?

    As a new student, attending an in-person orientation session is required. Students are required to complete our online orientation, Pack Preview, that is located your PAWS account. If there are special circumstances that prevent you from attending, please call the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) office and speak to the coordinator of Orientation or the Assistant Dean of SEAL.


    What should I do if I am not feeling well the day of my in-person orientation session?

    If you are not feeling well the day of your in-person orientation session or you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please stay home. The SEAL office will follow up with those who missed the orientation.


    Do I have to pay to attend an in-person orientation session?

    Orientation is paid for as part of your enrollment deposit.

    There are no additional costs for students to the in-person orientation session.


    Is there an orientation option for parent and family members?

    Parents and Families are invited to attend orientation as there are sessions that families will find valuable.


    When can I sign up for classes and who do I need to talk to for that?

    After you have been admitted to the university and have paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive a link to complete your Registration Authorization Form (RAF), which is the first step in creating your schedule. You should complete your RAF as quickly as possible and you will be contacted by your advisor shortly after you have submitted it to arrange your class schedule.

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