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New Student Orientation

Owl Orientation (Incoming Students Fall 2021)

For all new students entering Keene State College for the Fall 2021 semester. This includes first year students, transfers, re-admits and commuters. Students are required to attend and 1 parent/guardian is strongly encouraged to attend, as we run a con-current program.

Updated Info pertaining to COVID:

  • Your student and the one parent/guardian in attendance will need to bring proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result with you to Orientation. For Orientation dates and timing on when to get your test, visit this page. OR instead of a test result, your student and their attending parent/guardian may bring their vaccination card showing the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, was received 14 days or more prior to Orientation.
  • When attendees are fully vaccinated, as described above, they are not required to wear a mask when outdoors on campus – they may still wear one if it suits their comfort level. Everyone will continue to wear masks when indoors when on campus.
  • The City of Keene will no longer have a mask mandate in June – this applies only to locations outside of Keene State’s campus.

Once a new student pays their enrollment service fee they will receive an email to set up their KSC NetID and password. A confirmation email will be sent with instructions on how to log into your keene email. Students are currently selecting their housing for the fall semester and registering for classes. Students should access our Hootie’s How To’s for a checklist of what they need to complete between now and August in preparation for the fall semester.

All Owl Orientation Programs will be a 1 day program, students should sign up for 1 that both they and 1 parent/guardian can attend.

Dates Available:

Sunday June 13, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 7, 2021) This Session is FULL

Monday June 14, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 8, 2021)

Wednesday June 16, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 10, 2021)

Thursday June 17, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 11, 2021)

Saturday June 19, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 13, 2021)

Sunday June 20, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 14, 2021)

Tuesday June 22, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 16, 2021)

Wednesday June 23, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 17, 2021)

Friday June 25, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than June 19, 2021)

Transfer One Day Session - Saturday July 24, 2021 (Negative PCR test for both student and 1 parent/guardian needs to be dated no earlier than July 18, 2021)

**All sessions begin at 10:00am with check-in from 9:00am - 9:45am and end by 6:00pm.

Hootie’s Welcome Days (this is part 2 and Required for all first year students)

Wednesday August 25, 2021 - Saturday August 28 2021

Contact Orientation Staff

For general orientation questions, contact our office:

☎ 603-358-2869
orientation@keene.edu