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General new student orientation suggested topic outline

Mar 03, 2021


This is an example outline that programs use as a starting place to design their orientation and onboarding programs. 

  • Welcome to the program and new student orientation
  • Program Introduction
    • Welcome Video from Program Director
    • General Knowledge Requirements
    • Overview of Courses
    • Prerequisites
    • Introduce Yourself (discussion board)
  • New Student Registration and Policies
    • New Student Registration
    • Cancellation, Drop, Withdrawal, & Refund Policy
    • University Policies, Student Code, Academic Integrity, & Grading
    • Claim Your Photoless I-Card
  • Academic Calendar and Tuition
    • Academic Calendar & Deadlines
    • University of Illinois Tuition
  • University and Program Resources
    • University Library
    • Linked-in Learning Online Training
    • Special Software Requirements and Tutorials
  • Platform Logistics
    • Learning Management System Overview
    • Discussion Forums
    • Zoom Live Sessions
    • Working in Groups
  • Next Steps
    • Orientation Quiz
  • Community