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Frequently Asked Questions | Orientation

Q: What is orientation?

A: Orientation is a chance to get to know The College of St. Scholastica. Throughout the online orientation experience, you will learn about campus programs and be connected with resources that will ensure your success as you transition to St. Scholastica, additionally there is a time set aside for registering for fall semester classes. 

Q: Do I have to attend an orientation session?

A: Yes, all incoming St. Scholastica students are required to go through the orientation process. This year we have on-campus and virtual orientation sessions available. 

Q: Do I have to complete the pre-advisement form?

A:  Yes! Please complete the pre-advisement form. Once this form has been completed, our academic advisors will review and plan out some classes tailored to you and your academic profile. If you will be attending an on-campus Orientation session you will complete registration during the event. This form MUST be submitted 7-10 days prior to your Orientation date.

Complete the Pre-Advisement Form

Q: Do I have to pay for orientation?

 A: No, there is no charge for you to attend orientation. However, you must have confirmed your enrollment by paying your $200 deposit before orientation.

Q: What do I need to bring with me for orientation?

A: We will provide you with everything that you will need for your orientation day. If you would prefer to bring your own water bottle or money to spend at the Saints Shop, we encourage that you do so. For the 2021 orientation sessions we ask that each guest wears a CDC approved mask regardless of vaccination status. If you need accommodations based on mask requirements, contact orientation staff at Please see the college’s statement on Campus Safety and COVID Protocol for more information. 

Q: Are there accommodations for students with special needs?

A: Yes. Please email us at to discuss any specific needs at least 7-10 business days prior to your Orientation session.

Q: What are Alpha Delta leaders?

A: Alpha Delta leaders at the College of St. Scholastica are an enthusiastic group of CSS students who are specially trained to help accommodate incoming first-year students adjust to college life. They are responsible for acquainting new students with campus services, activities, building locations, and college life issues. Alpha Delta leaders also aid in the development of class schedules and assist with the registration process. Above all, the Alpha Delta leaders are there to be a role model and provide a friendly face for all incoming students.

Q: Who do I contact if I still have questions?

A: Email the orientation staff at, or call (218) 723-6046.

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