What is FYEA
At Oakwood University it is important to us that you are able to engage and transition smoothly into the college experience. FYEA provides programs and services that support students’ academic success and personal adjustment to university life.
First Year Advising & Retention
Register for Classes
New Student Registration Form (Fall 2018)
Be prepared for hot and humid summers. The winters are generally cold and dry. We recommend that you bring a winter coat or heavy jacket.
- Get a confirmation email from an Academic Advisor that your classes have been approved
- Pay 70% of your tuition and fees and enroll in a payment plan agreement to be financially clear
- Move-in on August 8, 2018 during New Student Orientation
What should I bring to orientation?
The activities during New Student Orientation are varied and will include lectures, games, testing, meals, and spiritual programs. You should, therefore, plan your wardrobe accordingly. Please include a black and white (church attire) outfit for the Consecration Service on the Friday evening of New Student Orientation. Bear in mind that modesty is a core value of Oakwood University.
Is there a cost for New Student Orientation?
While the mandatory New Student Orientation is provided to you at no additional cost, the benefits of attending are priceless.
What happens if I miss New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientation is an important milestone in the life of a new college student. During orientation, time has been set aside to specifically address the academic, financial, and personal needs of our new students. Missing this opportunity would be detrimental. We are aware, however, that even the best intentions can go awry. Students who are unable to attend orientation must contact the Office of First Year Experience & Advising for an information packet once they arrive on campus.
What is the benefit of participating in New Student Orientation?
Students who participate in New Student Orientation will:
- Meet fellow members of the 2022 Oakwood class
- Begin to build lifelong friendships
- Meet and interact with key University personnel
- Become familiar with the campus and community
- Interface with Student Leaders
- “Meet and Greet” departmental faculty
- Get the inside scoop on the Oakwood Experience
- Become familiar with the policies and procedures of the University
Who is expected to attend New Student Orientation?
All new first year students (freshmen) and transfer students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.
When should I arrive on campus?
Move in Day is August 8, 2018, the first day of New Student Orientation. The residence halls will open to receive you at 8:30 a.m.
When will orientation begin for new students?
New Student Orientation will take place from August 8, 2018 through to August 14, 2018. Classes begin on August 15, 2018.
What is New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientation is a program designed to facilitate students’ transition to college, in general, and specifically to Oakwood University. It is a program focused on providing new students with the skills and information needed to successfully soar into college life.
Orientation Dates & Activities
New Student Orientation Important Dates and Activities
The dates for Orientation are Monday, January 7 – 9, 2019.
The Residence Halls will be open Wednesday, January 7, 8:30am. for occupancy.
Please note: Orientation is not optional. It is mandatory for all new students. Therefore, please be sure to register for the orientation at
Residual ACT Test
Should you need information regarding the residual ACT, you may contact the Career and Testing Center at (256) 726-7668.