New Student Orientation
Students should mark their calendars now for New Student Orientation to be held August 10-14, 2022. Orientation is required for all new students to the Delta State University Main Campus. Registration is not necessary to attend. Details will be emailed to you. We look forward to seeing you!
Orientation has changed at Delta State and we are excited to welcome all new students to campus starting on August 10th. New Students will receive an email letting them know what their schedule is as well as information about their Orientation Group. We have all kinds of information sessions to help them learn about the different offices and services provided on campus as well as some very fun activities in the evenings to help them relax and get to know each other before the beginning of classes. We want to help our new students join in so they will be ready to stand out!
Family and Friends
We are so excited that your student is joining us for Okra Orientation! We ask that you help us support them by encouraging them to stay on campus and be involved with all the Orientation events. Each student will be assigned to a Delta Diplomat to help them navigate their specific schedule and assist as they go through this experience. Orientation has been specifically designed solely for your students to learn about Delta State, meet other students as they navigate the campus and prepare for classes. We thank you for supporting them from afar and we look forward to seeing all of you on campus for Pig Picking on October 1st and/or Homecoming on November 5th!!
While attending Okra Orientation, students will be dining at our Young Mauldin Dining Hall and their entire team goes to great lengths to provide high quality meals that take into consideration nutrition and individual specifications. It is clearly state online, “We take pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. We are all passionate about serving students. From general manager to front line servers, we work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.”
The University Police Department (UPD) exists directly on campus in Thomas L. Bailey Hall, Suite 208 and is available 24 hours to assist in the case of an emergency. Please know that family/friends may not hear from your students very much throughout Okra Orientation week as they are acclimating to a new environment and meeting all kinds of new friends and that is normal. In case there is an emergency, the number to call is (662) 846-4155. Delta State UPD is honored to protect and serve all new students and the entire campus community alike!