New Student Orientation

To register for your Orientation date, please log in to MySSU.

Welcome to Shawnee State University!

We can’t wait to see you on campus at one of our upcoming New Student Orientations! Expect to have fun, learn even more about SSU services for students, meet with advisors, get to know other new students, register for classes, and much, much more!

Orientation Dates

We currently offer the following Orientation dates for our newest Bears!

New students starting Fall 2016 can choose from one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 26th (Web registration closed - please contact Amanda Means at 740-351-3229 or ameans@shawnee.edu to register)
  • Friday, July 29th

You can begin checking in for Orientation from 9:00 am until 9:30 am in the University Center. The welcome will begin at 10:00 am and the event will last 4-5 hours. Please plan on attending the entire time. Comfortable clothes/tennis shoes are recommended because you will be doing some walking and be spending some time outdoors!

How to Register

To register for your Orientation date, please log in to MySSU!

Your acceptance letter from the Office of Admission contains your login information for MySSU.

MySSU provides information regarding orientation, financial aid, housing and other resources you will need to be a successful student.

The login is your SSU ID number and your PIN is your birthdate YYYYMMDD.

Attending Orientation is required by all new students and completes the admission process to SSU.

If you have not been accepted to the Shawnee State University, you need to apply for admission.

About Orientation

Orientation sessions are designed to help you become successful at SSU and encourage you to become an active participant in your education.

Orientation will begin at 9:30 am. Check-in location and information will be provided after you register. The event will last 4-5 hours.

**If you need to speak with Disability Services and drop off documentation, Jim Weaver and Michelle Patrick will be available in the Student Success Center before check in and after Orientation has concluded.**

Trained student orientation leaders and staff are on hand to help you adjust to all aspects of college life and to assist you with any concerns that you may have. 

About the Placement Exam

The Department of English and Humanities and the Department of Mathematics use ACT sub scores to place incoming students into first-year English and Mathematics courses.

If a student is over the age of 21 and has not taken the ACT, he/she will be required to take the COMPASS battery of placement tests. Placement measures in Mathematics, Reading and Writing Skills are components of the COMPASS. Students are required to take the Placement Exam PRIOR to Orientation. Having your Placement Exam completed prior to orientation allows us to help you register for classes on your orientation day.

The Placement Exam will not be given on orientation dates.

How to register for the Placement Exam

There are two ways you can the Placement Exam:

  1. Register online and take the exam on the SSU campus in the Student Success Center.
  2. If you live more than 50 miles from campus, you are eligible for remote testing. Please contact the Student Success Center at (740) 351-3594 or by e-mail to schedule remote COMPASS placement testing. Find remote test centers here.

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