The estimated start time for Day 1 will be approximately 10:00 - 10:30a while the end time on Day 2 will be approximately 4:00p.
Details regarding the specific start and end times can be found on this website, under "Program Schedule".
*Please note that the two-day schedule may be altered as necessary.
On June 1, all students who are registered for a New Student Orientation session will be sent an email to their JCU email addresses with instructions for taking the required online foreign language placement exam in the language(s) they studied in high school. Students will be expected to complete the exam by June 23.
The placement test will help our academic advisors 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.
Questions regarding the language placement exam can be sent to Alexandra Shaeffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will also need to complete the English Directed Self-Placement Questionnaire prior to their New Student Orientation session. Students can access questionnaire in their JCU Gateway.
Students will be provided with a single occupancy room in one of John Carroll's air-conditioned residence halls. Bedding and linens are provided in each room, but students are encouraged to bring an additional pillow and blanket for increased comfort.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer on-campus accommodations for parents. For a listing of local hotels, please visit https://jcu.edu/admission/visit-jcu-campus/directions
NOTE: For students attending Orientation on August 22/23, please see below:
Students who are commuting will attend the first day of the Orientation session, head home to sleep, and then return to campus for the second day of the program.
Students who are living on campus will move into their fall semester rooms prior to the Orientation session. More information will be sent out closer to the move-in date.
Free parking is available in the main lot off of Belvoir Rd. for students and guests during their Orientation session.
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.
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.
Streak Week 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. There will be a mix of in-person and virtual activities offered.
Resident students will receive notice from the Office of Residence Life regarding the process for moving into your room. Commuters will meet at a designated 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.
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