As a newly registered Carroll University Pioneer, you are formally invited to participate in Carroll’s Preview Day. You and your family are welcome to join us for one of our two Preview Days this summer. The dates are scheduled for Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 23.  


Some information from the sessions may include:

  • Presentations on topics that will help you prepare for your first year at Carroll University
  • Purchase books for your fall semester in Carroll’s bookstore
  • Explain how to upload your Pio Card Picture
  • Hear from the following offices: Academic Advising Services, Admission, Business, Chartwells Dining Services, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Registrar, Student Life (Athletics, Campus Recreation, Accessibility Services, Multicultural Affairs, Global Engagement, Residence Life and Housing, Spiritual Life, Student Activities)



Orientation Mission statement

The mission of the Orientation program is to assist new students as they transition to Carroll University. By exposing students to the numerous curricular and co-curricular areas of university life, we strive to develop a solid foundation that fosters lifelong learning and encourages students to become actively involved members in a diverse community.


What Is Orientation?

Orientation at Carroll University is an exciting experience. In just a short time, you’ll learn your way around campus, meet key people who will help make your Carroll experience a success and get to know other new students. Our goal is to help you make a successful transition from high school to college. You will be greeted by an enthusiastic, dedicated and professional group of Orientation Mentors - all of them Carroll students. They will answer your questions about academics, roommates, getting involved and life at Carroll. We want to make sure you feel great about your decision to join the Carroll community.
Resident students will move in on Friday, August 26, 2022. (Fall student-athletes may have an earlier move-in date.)
Orientation events and activities begin on Friday, August 26, 2022 and end on Monday, September 5. 
The first day of class for new students is Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

For information on Preview Days, Orientation or the 6-Week Challenge, please contact:
Elizabeth Brzeski
Associate Dean for Student Life

What Is It?

The 6-Week Challenge is a program designed to encourage new Carroll Students to participate in campus activities during the first six weeks of the fall semester.

What if I Am a Commuter?

Commuters are strongly encouraged to engage in the Carroll community by attending campus events, especially the 6-Week Challenge activities.

Why Is It Important?                                 

It is important for students to participate on campus to establish independence, make new friends, and get to know Carroll and everything it has to offer.  Stay on campus and get involved. Oftentimes, getting over homesickness is helped by getting involved on campus rather than going home.

How Can I Win Prizes?

Prizes will be raffled every week of participation. If you attend enough of the weekend events, you will be eligible for one of three grand prizes.

What Are the Events?
Good Vibes Coffee Shop
The Great Scavenger Hunt

Non-Traditional and Transfer Orientation Information


Transfer, part-time and nontraditional students will be able to complete their orientation activities online.  Watch your email for a message from your Orientation Mentor who will provide you the information you need a bit later this summer.