New Student Orientation

New students must arrive on campus by Friday, August 14, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

About New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation program provides all new students with a unique experience—one where you can explore and become part of a supportive community of practice and take part in a higher degree of opportunity, understanding, friendship, practice, and success: an education without limits. You will learn more about Christian Science, character education, and Principia itself—its purpose and the purpose of each student here. You will also learn about the campus community, including its standards, resources, and facilities. 

New Student Orientation is required for all new students. If you have a conflict that prevents you from attending the entire orientation, approval from Director of Admissions Tami Gavaletz is needed. She can be reached at 618.374.5187. Students cannot arrive earlier than their designated arrival date.

During orientation, students will also:

  • Receive Principia ID cards, take campus tours, and move into houses
  • Attend informational meetings about meal plans, student employment, billing, financial aid, and more
  • Meet professors at the Academic Fair and learn more about academic programs
  • Meet with the Advising Office
  • Participate in various activities to help become acquainted with the college community