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.

Students, click here for a list of what to bring to college and what is provided in the residence halls.
Parents, click 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!

NSO Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Activity
DAY 1: AUG 19
9:00 AM Move-in begins
4:00-6:00 PM Freshman Cookout Dinner, Abbey Glen
6:00-7:00 PM Dorm or Commuter Meeting
7:00-9:00 PM Freshman Meet & Greet - The Gatehouse
9:00-12:00 AM Fresh Year Block Party - Abbey Glenn
DAY 2: AUG 20
8:30-9:30 AM Connection Welcome Breakfast, First United Methodist Church (306 E. 7th St., West Point)
9:30-10:30 AM Worship Service, First United Methodist Church
10:35-10:50 AM Orientation Opening Under Construction: Building Permit, First United Methodist Church
11:00-12:00 PM V.A.W.A., First United Methodist Church
1:45-5:00 PM Tiger Town Shopping Trip, Tiger Town in Opelika, Alabama (bus leaves from Point Dining Hall)
2:00-5:00 PM Movies and Games, Student Commons
4:30-7:00 PM Church Fair, Point Dining Hall
7:00-9:00 PM Freshman Mixer, The Gatehouse
9:00-12:00 AM Movies on the Lawn, Abbey Glen (music and food until dark when movie starts)
DAY 3: AUG 21
9:00-11:45 AM Orientation, First United Methodist Church
1:30-3:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party, Abbey Glen
2:30-3:30 PM International Student Mixer
6:00-8:00 PM Point Kickback hosted by SGA
8:00-1:00 AM Hawk Night: Luau & Concert
DAY 4: AUG 22
8:00-11:00 AM Orientation, Scott Fine Arts Center
1:00-4:00 PM Taste of West Point, various local locations (all trips leaving from Point Dining Hall)
6:30-7:00 PM I am a SKYHAWK, Abbey Glen
8:00-10:00 PM Glow in the Dark Volleyball & Paint Games, Abbey Glen
DAY 5: AUG 23
7:30-9:30 AM Convocation and Breakfast, Spring Road Christian Church (1729 Spring Road Lanett, Alabama
11:00-1:00 PM Welcome Back Fair, Student Commons
7:00 PM Bowling College Night, Auburn Lanes (719 Opelika Road Auburn, Alabama)
DAY 6: AUG 24
11:00-1:00 PM Cultural Celebration & Mission Fair: West Africa, Point Dining Hall
6:00-9:00 PM Big Dam Kickoff presented by FEAST, West Point Lake
DAY 7: AUG 25
8:00 PM Tailgate @ Men’s Soccer Game: Flag Day, Riverbowl Stadium
8:00-11:00 PM CAB Party, The Gatehouse