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Orientation Week

Orientation is a valuable time before you begin classes.

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Our staff and the OIA Navigator team will personally escort new students around campus to take care of important business. You will have a campus tour, get a UNA student ID card (known as the Mane Card), get an on-campus post office box, have a tuberculosis screening with University Health Services and log in to your UNA email account and access Portal. We are here to personally guide you as you set up your room or apartment and bank account, go shopping and get a US cell phone number. 

You will take important placement tests, meet with advisors and enroll for classes. You will get a successful introduction to UNA, the city of Florence and the responsibilities of being an F-1 or J-1 student. In short, you will get a lot of information and you will meet a lot of people. When Orientation is over, you will be amazed at how much you have learned to be successful at UNA!  You even know Leo and Una, our African lions!

The Orientation Week dates are listed on your admission letter and in emails from Ms. Cala Flippo, Student Services Coordinator and DSO/ARO. Need a reminder? Email oiaservices@una.edu

Placement Testing

During orientation, you may be asked to take placement tests. These tests help your instructors place you in the best classes for your ability level. This may take several hours. For ESL students, the test will be given in part on a computer, in writing and in person. Academic students will have meetings with professors and advisors to plan their schedule.

The Orientation Week dates are listed on your admission letter and in emails from Ms. Cala Flippo, Student Services Coordinator and DSO/ARO. Need a reminder? Email oiaservices@una.edu.

Your attendance is mandatory.  Please book your air travel tickets to arrive on the correct days.