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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 Summer Bridge to Success Program

  • Tuesday, June 12
  • This event is scheduled for the first day of the Bridge to Success Program
  • Registration for Orientation is included when you enroll in the program and submit your $50 application fee
  • For more details about the summer Bridge to Success Program please visit http://www.shawnee.edu/bridge/

New students starting Fall 2018

  • Wednesday, July 25th

  • Friday, July 27th

How to Register

To register for your Orientation date, please log in to MySSU after January 15, 2018. Submit your Orientation and Matriculation Fee through MySSU. Select your Orientation date by clicking on the Orientation tab, 2018 Orientation (on the left), and then choose your preferred date and number of guests from the drop down box.

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 are unable to attend orientation or need assistance in planning your attendance please contact Amanda Means at (740) 351-3229 or orientation@shawnee.eduStudents unable to come to a face to face orientation will have the option to complete an online orientation over the summer.

If you have not been accepted to the Shawnee State University, you can apply for admission here!

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 10 a.m. Please check-in at the Morris University Center between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Orientation will last until approximately 2:00 p.m.

**If you need to speak with Accessibility Services and drop off documentation, Michelle Patrick, our Accessibility Coordinator, will be available by appointment. Register for an appointment on your orientation.

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. 


Contact Information

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Main: (740) 351-3205

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