2012 START Winter Orientation
Welcome to Philadelphia University! We are looking forward to your arrival. The purpose of this website is to provide you with needed information about the freshman and transfer START orientation program on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
All new students, including freshmen, transfer and international students are required to participate in this program. International students will be receiving more detailed information from Ms. Hannah Bar-Giora, Director of International Student Programs.
During START, you will take part in a number of activities with other entering students. You will be meeting with Academic Advisors and will receive your class schedule. This website and START schedule provides you with a preview of the program; however, you will receive a more complete, updated schedule of events during START check-in.
Should inclement weather occur, please call the main University telephone number (215) 951-2700 for information regarding schedule changes.
In order to confirm your place in the START program and provide an accurate count for meals, please complete the online response form by Thursday, January 5, 2012. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (215) 951-2634.
Special note for students who will be moving into a campus residence on Monday, January 9, 2012: If you will be a residential student, you may move into your residence hall space between the hours of 3-5pm. Please consult your housing assignment letter for your residence hall assignment. Meals will be available throughout the START Program. Your Resident Assistant will let you know the time and location of your first hall meeting. If you have questions regarding on-campus housing or move-in, please refer to the housing assignment letter mailed to you from the Office of Residence Life or call (215) 951-2741.
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