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Transfer Orientation

We are excited that you have transferred to Union University! Below you will find information on the specific orientation that you will attend depending on your housing status and the time of year that you have transferred to Union.

Also, before you come to campus for your orientation, please make sure you look over and complete these necessary forms.

Fall Orientation

All Residential Transfer Students beginning in the Fall are required to attend Focus

Transfer students who are living off-campus have two orientation options below:

Option 1

This year's fall semester orientation dinner will be held Monday, August 19th at 5:00 pm in the Carl Grant Events Center. The evening's schedule will be as follows:

5:00-5:20pm: Welcome, Introductions
5:20-6:20pm: Dr. Gene Fant, Academic Integrity
Academic Services
Ms. Cindy Shirley, Credit by exam and testing options
Dr. Jenny Lowery, Library Orientation
Information Technology Orientation
6:20-6:40pm: Mr. Lee Wilson, Campus Ministries Opportunities
Dr. Kimberly Thornbury, Student Services
6:40-6:55pm: Open questions to panel

Because we are serving a meal, it is essential to let us know you are coming. Please do so by contacting Karen Taylor (ktaylor@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Option 2

New student orientation is not just for freshmen. Union has tailored small groups and specifically trained leaders who will work with the new transfer students. Find out more about the full new student orientation experience. If you are a commuting transfer who would like to participate in the full orientation experience, please contact Jared Dauenhauer (jdauenhauer@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Spring Orientation

The vast majority of the students who begin taking classes during the winter are transfer students, though it is certainly not uncommon for a first-year student to start then either. For both groups, we have designed a one-evening dinner to communicate all the essential information a new Union student needs to know.

Various members of the faculty and staff from across campus will be available to provide the information you need to know as well as answering any questions you have.

Also, before you come to campus for your orientation, please make sure you look over and complete these necessary forms.

This year's spring semester orientation dinner will be held Tuesday, January 28th at 5:00pm in the Grant Events Center. The evening's schedule will be as follows:

Because we are serving a meal, it is essential to let us know you are coming. Please do so by contacting Karen Taylor (ktaylor@uu.edu) in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Apr 23, 2014 - SGA: Dr. Dub at Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.

    All students are welcome and encouraged to come hear Dr. Dub speak at SGA Student Senate meeting. Regular legislation will also be presented. Please note the change of location.
  • Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2014 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 24, 2014 - SGA: Glow Run Sponsored by Sophomore Council - 8:00 p.m.

    All students are welcome to participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Sophomore Council. Sign up in front of the Brewer Dining Hall during lunch or email Holly Johnson at holly.johnson97@my.uu.edu.
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 7, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 3, 2014 - SAC: Variety Show - more info - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 9, 2014 - SAC: Movie on the Lawn - 8:00 p.m.
Office Contact Information
  • Office phone: 731.661.5094 or 731.661.5244
  • Office fax: 731.661.5017
  • Mailing address:
    Campus Box 1806
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305