Student Life

Orientation Schedule

Ariel shot as students pose on Bahlke Field in a socially distanced version of the traditional fr...Welcome to Alma College! Below you can learn about orientation—from why we do it to what we hope you gain from participating. We cannot wait to welcome you to campus on August 27! 


The purpose of Alma College Orientation is to:

  • Acclimate first year students to the campus culture
  • Create meaningful connections to other first year students
  • Instill institutional pride within first year students
  • Become familiar with campus resources
  • Help students adjust to the academic expectations of a collegiate atmosphere
  • Discover responsibilities of self-reliance in college
  • Explore the college and surrounding area

Learning Outcomes

At the end of Orientation students will: 

  • Know about campus resources applicable to their first year experience
  • Develop meaningful connections with fellow first year students, upper-class students, and faculty/staff
  • Explain Alma College specific language
  • Locate their classroom building and residence hall
  • Name their academic advisor and their office location
  • Describe the different offices in the Student Services Office
  • State the Housing resources available to them to resolve any questions
  • Recall the Alma College Student Handbook as a resource about behavior expectations


Virtual Organization Fair

We want to showcase how wonderful our student organizations are and encourage involvement on campus. While we cannot hold our student organization fair in person, this year we will still be hosting one. It will be on August 21 from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. on the platform Campus Groups. All Alma students are invited to join us. Once you are logged in we invite you to update your profile by adding a photo and updating your interests!