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Orientation is designed to connect students to Point University, in order that they may discover all Point has to offer. At orientation, students will be invited to explore the university’s exceptional academic programs and learning environment, while also experiencing Point’s unique supportive community.

Studentsclick here for a list of what to bring to college and what is provided in the residence halls.
Parentsclick here for information about area hotels, restaurants and local attractions.

Connect Leaders

Connect Leaders work throughout the summer and the academic year to create a welcoming and inclusive community for our newest Skyhawks. Each new student will be assigned to a Connect Family before the start of the school year and will meet as a group throughout Connect Week and your first semester! Connect Leaders serve as resources for new students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse spiritual, academic, intellectual and social culture of Point University.

You can look forward to spending time with your Connect Family over meals, in orientation sessions, and competing in Connect Week activities like Glow in the Dark Volleyball, Dodgeball, and more!

Schedule (subject to change)

DAY 1: AUG 19
9:00 AMMove-in begins
4:00-6:00 PMFreshman Cookout Dinner, Abbey Glen
6:00-7:00 PMDorm or Commuter Meeting
7:00-9:00 PMFreshman Meet & Greet - The Gatehouse
9:00-12:00 AMFresh Year Block Party - Abbey Glenn
DAY 2: AUG 20
8:30-9:30 AMConnection Welcome Breakfast, First United Methodist Church (306 E. 7th St., West Point)
9:30-10:30 AMWorship Service, First United Methodist Church
10:35-10:50 AMOrientation Opening Under Construction: Building Permit, First United Methodist Church
11:00-12:00 PMV.A.W.A., First United Methodist Church
1:45-5:00 PMTiger Town Shopping Trip, Tiger Town in Opelika, Alabama (bus leaves from Point Dining Hall)
2:00-5:00 PMMovies and Games, Student Commons
4:30-7:00 PMChurch Fair, Point Dining Hall
7:00-9:00 PMFreshman Mixer, The Gatehouse
9:00-12:00 AMMovies on the Lawn, Abbey Glen (music and food until dark when movie starts)
DAY 3: AUG 21
9:00-11:45 AMOrientation, First United Methodist Church
1:30-3:30 PMSolar Eclipse Party, Abbey Glen
2:30-3:30 PMInternational Student Mixer
6:00-8:00 PMPoint Kickback hosted by SGA
8:00-1:00 AMHawk Night: Luau & Concert
DAY 4: AUG 22
8:00-11:00 AMOrientation, Scott Fine Arts Center
1:00-4:00 PMTaste of West Point, various local locations (all trips leaving from Point Dining Hall)
6:30-7:00 PMI am a SKYHAWK, Abby Glen
8:00-10:00 PMGlow in the Dark Volleyball & Paint Games, Abby Glen
DAY 5: AUG 23
7:30-9:30 AMConvocation and Breakfast, Spring Road Christian Church (1729 Spring Road Lanett, Alabama
11:00-1:00 PMWelcome Back Fair, Student Commons
7:00 PMBowling College Night, Auburn Lanes (719 Opelika Road Auburn, Alabama)
DAY 6: AUG 24
11:00-1:00 PMCultural Celebration & Mission Fair: West Africa, Point Dining Hall
6:00-9:00 PMBig Dam Kickoff presented by FEAST, West Point Lake
DAY 7: AUG 25
8:00 PMTailgate @ Men’s Soccer Game: Flag Day, Riverbowl Stadium
8:00-11:00 PMCAB Party, The Gatehouse