Orientation FAQ

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    What happens at Summer Orientation?

    Students and their guests will be introduced to all aspects of campus life. During morning rotations, students and their guests will attend sessions together and after lunch, students and guests will attend sessions specifically for each audience. Students will register for classes and get their official Capital ID photo taken.

    How do I know what date I’m scheduled to attend?

    After you registered for your summer date, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided. This email will explain all of the next steps and things for you to do to prepare for your Summer Orientation date. Please hold on to this email! If you haven't received a confirmation or don't know if we received your registration, please email the Office of Student and Community Engagement at Note that orientation dates are limited to a total of 130 students and their guests and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

    What do I need to bring?

    Any required forms you have not yet sent in. It will be helpful to bring a pen and paper or an electronic device (we will have free Wi-Fi guest log in available) to take notes throughout the day.

    Why do I need to complete the language assessment?

    Based on your major, you may be required to take a foreign language at Capital. If your major requires a foreign language, you will receive an email about taking a language placement exam. Please complete this prior to attending Summer Orientation. For more info about the language exam and requirements, please visit

    Is there a fee for Summer Orientation?

    No! We are excited to welcome you and two guests to our Summer Orientation experience. If you need to bring more than two guests, please contact us at for assistance.