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New Student Orientation

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Welcome, Vanguard!

Congratulations on your decision to join the Vanguard community! ASU-Beebe looks forward to working with you throughout your transition to the college. Through programs like New Student Orientation and Welcome Week, we seek to provide you the information and experiences to prepare and excite you for the beginning of your college experience.

Vanguard Mascot at Orientation

Click here to register to attend one of four IN-PERSON New Student Orientation sessions. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. More information about orientation is below.

Vanguard Mascot completeing online orientation on a computer

If you missed an in-person orientation session, or you wish to refer back to information shared, we have an online orientation resource course you can review at your own pace.

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Welcome Week is a series of events that allow new and returning students the opportunity to explore campus involvement, build academic skills, and meet new people!
 

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New Student Orientation (NSO) at ASU-Beebe is a 3-hour program aimed at providing you, and your family, with an introduction to life on campus, a snapshot to the college classroom environment and an opportunity to finalize all your student account loose ends (i.e., financial aid, class registration, etc.).  All new students are strongly encouraged to attend NSO.  A companion program for parents and families is available for family members traveling to ASU-Beebe with you for NSO. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

These sessions are open to any new student taking classes on any of our four campuses. 

Students are limited to one (1) Family/ Support Person to accompany them to in-person New Student Orientation. Please know if event capacity requires, family/ support members may be directed to an alternate location separate from students to ensure social distancing in the venue space.

Click here to register for New Student Orientation!

What will New Student Orientation be like?

New Student Orientation in August is designed to connect you to fellow students, campus life, and college traditions. The session will include small group interaction with student leaders, free give-a-ways & games, and a presentation highlighting the most important information you need to know to be successful your first year at ASU-Beebe.

Click here for a sample schedule. 

Social Distancing

Social distancing is recommended for all persons, and the wearing of face masks for non-vaccinated individuals is recommended by the Arkansas Department of Health. To ensure social distancing is possible in the event venue, walk-ins will most likely be directed to an alternate location to watch a live stream of the event. 

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Heber Springs Campus

The Heber Springs Campus staff offer a specialized orientation workshops for students fully attending classes at the Heber Springs Campus. These session will help you connect with campus resources and services. Learn how to log in to your student accounts, pay your bill, purchase textbooks, and more. 

All sessions on the Heber Springs Campus are walk-in, and do not require pre-registration.

Monday, August 16, 2021 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
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Heber Springs Campus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 
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Heber Springs Campus

Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. 
Advising and Learning Center
Heber Springs Campus

Let us know your coming! - Optional Registration

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Searcy Campus

The Searcy Campus staff offer a specialized orientation workshops for students fully attending classes at the Searcy  Campus. These sessions will help you connect with campus resources and services. Learn how to log in to your student accounts, pay your bill, purchase textbooks, and more. 

All sessions on the Searcy Campus are walk-in, and do not require pre-registration.

Monday, August 16, 2021 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
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Searcy Campus

Monday, August 16, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Wednesday,, August 18, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Main Building 117
Searcy Campus

Let us know your coming! - Optional Registration

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Due to the special nature of the instructional site at the Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB), specialized orientation is held by LRAFB site staff. Students attending classes at the LRAFB will receive necessary information by their instructors. LRAFB students may contact the LRAFB campus staff for more information, 501.882.4581.

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Online Orientation will introduce you to the college and provide information and resources that will help you be successful at your own pace. Designed for students attending ASU-Beebe fully online, or students unconformable with attending an in-person event in August, Online Orientation is a brief, 1-hour course and resource guide hosted in Canvas - the online platform you will access all/most of your classes' assignments and grades.

You will complete a series of modules which include videos, resources, and important dates to learn about your next steps to complete at your own pace. Topics include:

  • Getting Started: Portal, Financial Aid, Placement Testing and Registration
  • How can the Advising and Learning Center get me ready for ASUB?
  • How do I pay for this semester?
  • How do I succeed as a college student at ASUB?
  • Who can I reach out to when I need help?
  • How can I become part of the ASUB Community?
  • Important training and information

Following the course, the online orientation modules will be available for you to return to and access at anytime during your time at ASU-Beebe.

 

Access your online orientation resources.

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During each in-person New Student Orientation session of the Beebe Campus (see "Beebe Campus Orientation" drop-down above for more information), ASU-Beebe offers a companion program for parents, families and support individuals traveling to ASU-Beebe with their student for orientation.

Students allowed to bring one (1) family/ support person to accompany them to event.

The Family/ Support sessions will include a special presentation and Q&A with key college offices (Admissions, Financial Aid, and Cashier’s) focused on providing students’ family/support members with tools & resources to best support their student in college.

Click here for a sample schedule. 

Family/support members must register with their student above under the "Beebe Campus Orientation" drop-down. 

 

*Please know if event capacity requires, family/support members may be directed to an alternate location separate from students to ensure social distancing in the venue space.

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New Student Programs
Office of Student Life
Dr. Eugene McKay Student Center
610 N Pecan Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501.882.8906
newstduents@asub.edu

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These short-term classes are usually offered at night, weekends, or online and are designed to enhance personal or professional skills. 

Community Education

The Continuing Education/Workforce Development Department at ASU-Beebe sponsors numerous non-credit classes that are designed to meet the needs of the general public and business workforce.

Advanced Programs

Through a partnership between A-State and ASUB, students may earn baccalaureate degrees from Arkansas State University by taking coursework at the Degree Center on the Beebe campus.

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