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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 Pack Preview Online Orientation. It is also highly recommended that you attend an in-person ThunderWolf Welcome Day held during the summer. If you do not complete Pack Preview Online Orientation, you will not be able to register for Spring 2022 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 now! The link to register is listed below.

    Click here!


    What is the date for this year’s orientation?

    New Student Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, August 20 (9 am - 1 pm)


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

    Check-in times will vary depending on the session you choose to participate in.

    • Check-in will begin at 8:30 am at the Occhiato Student Center

    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 not mandatory, but students are required to complete our online orientation, Pack Preview, that is located in your PAWS account.

    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.

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

    Orientation is paid for as part of your enrollment deposit. If you choose to attend an in-person orientation session, there is not an additional cost.

    Is there an orientation option for parent and family members?

    There will not be an in-person orientation session for parent and family members this year. We have developed a virtual session that allows parent and family members to interact with the faculty and staff behind the services and resources that will play an important role in your student’s CSU Pueblo experience.

    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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