All students are encouraged to attend a University orientation program prior to the start of classes at South University. Enrolled undergraduate students who have earned less than 24 hours of college level credits must complete a web-based orientation session, South University College Success Course, prior to the start of classes.

For all students, the University’s orientation program provides an overview of South University and acquaints students with academic life and university services.

At the conclusion of the campus-based orientation program, students are able to finalize their schedules, obtain parking permits, and have a picture taken for the student ID. 

New fully online students are encouraged to complete an online orientation course before starting classes. It is absolutely necessary that students are prepared to begin working within the online classroom environment on the first day of class, as it may be more time consuming to orient after classes have started. This orientation covers the expectations, policies, and procedures associated with online learning at South University and provides students with an opportunity to practice working within the online classroom environment.