The orientation program begins at 11:00am EST with a welcome from members of John Carroll's Senior Leadership Team. It is important that students log in for this event as their small group sessions with their Orientation Leaders will begin immediately following this presentation. The orientation program concludes with some fun activities in the evening so that you can get to know other members of the Class of 2024!
Prior to attending their respective orientation sessions, students will take an online foreign language placement exam in the language(s) they studied in high school. Instructions on how to complete the online exam will be emailed to each student during the week leading up to their orientation session.
The placement test will help your academic advisor determine which language class is appropriate for each student, and should be taken seriously to ensure proper placement. Students who do well on this exam and subsequently place into a higher-level language course may reduce their number of semesters of foreign language study.
Also, please note that without the results of this test students will not be able to register for their required foreign language courses.
All incoming students are required to submit a headshot online for their Carroll Card. In the picture, students must be facing forward, cannot be wearing a cap or hat, and need to use a neutral background. Your picture can be submitted here.
Virtual Resource Fair
Staff members from a slate of John Carroll offices will be providing live presentations to highlight the services they provide to our students, followed by live Q & A sessions where participants can submit questions to the presenters in order to get an even stronger sense of the experiences and support we offer our students. Additionally, all presentations will be recorded and available online for anyone who isn't able to participate during the live webinars.
*All sessions will be from 7:00 - 8:00pm EST.
Monday, August 3 - Career Services
Tuesday, August 4 - Dining Services
Monday, August 10 - Getting Involved on Campus
Tuesday, August 11 - Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, August 12 - Student Accessibility Services
Monday, August 17 - Campus Ministry
Tuesday, August 18 - Center for Service and Social Action
Wednesday, August 19 - Counseling Center
We will be utilizing the webinar format of Zoom for these sessions, which will allow guests to see the presentation as well as the panelists, but not the other attendees.
The Zoom link for each of these sessions will be emailed to all students and their family members. Since there is a limit of 500 guests for the webinar, we encourage multiple members of a family to watch on the same device if more than one person plans to participate.
New Streak Weekend brings first-year students to campus a few days early so that they can continue to get oriented to university life and to learn invaluable skills to succeed in college without the rush of classes. Therefore, it is important that all students, both commuter and resident, attend all of the programmatic sessions during the weekend.
Resident students will sign up for a move-in time between Wednesday, August 26 - Friday, August 28. Commuters will meet at a certain time and have a chance to get to know the rest of the first-year commuters as well as the resident students.
Meals will be provided during this time. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Orientation at 216.397.1983. Visit the Streak Week website.
We encourage all of our students and their families to schedule an individual appointment with one of our Student Enrollment and Financial Services (SEFS) staff members to review their financial aid and have any billing questions answered.
Upon the completion of your orientation session, students will receive an email from our SEFS staff with the details on how to schedule a virtual appointment for the student and parents.
Meet your 2020 Orientation Leaders
Get to know your orientation leaders! Learn what they are involved in and what they love most about JCU.