Welcome to SVSU, new Cardinals! All Orientation Programs at Saginaw Valley State University are designed to promote academic success and individual growth. During orientation you will have the opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about campus resources and involement opportunities, and receive academic advising and assistance in course registration.
All freshmen have a three-phase orientation experience at SVSU. SOAR is your first step!
SVSU's Express Orientation is for all new transfer students enrolling with prior college credits, and for non-traditional freshmen ages 22 and over.
Prior to the start of classes, all international students attend a three-day International Student Orientation.