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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University's Manchester Regional Campus. We are excited that you will be joining us at the Manchester Campus. We look forward to working with you and making your educational journey a smooth one.

All new students planning to attend the Manchester Regional Campus must register for New Student Orientation.

Fall 2021

New Student | Transfer Student:  Orientation & Placement Testing

EKU's Orientation Program is a requirement for all new students. A new student is any student attending college for the first time or a transfer student with twelve hours or less.

Students taking classes at the Manchester campus must attend an Orientation session in Manchester. During this Orientation you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a live or virtual tour of the Manchester campus

  • Meet the Manchester staff,
  • Be advised & register for classes
  • Receive valuable information to get you started on a great path to a successful EKU career.

Orientation sessions last for approximately three hours.

Students with ACT scores below 18 in English, below 19 in mathematics, or below 20 in reading are required to take placement tests to help ensure appropriate course placement. If you are required to take placement exams, you will be notified in your Orientation packet, which will be mailed to you prior to orientation. 

You must be admitted in order to register for Orientation.

Fall 2021 New Student Orientation 

Click here to register for Manchester Orientation

Available Dates
  • July 7, in person, 1pm
  • July 21, virtual, 1pm
  • August 4, in person, 9am
  • August 11, in person, 9am

For more information on placement exams and practice tests, please visit http://testing.eku.edu/placement-testing.

We hope that the Orientation program will give you the confidence you need to have a pleasant and meaningful experience at Eastern Kentucky University.

For more information on how to begin your future at the EKU Manchester Regional Campus, download our Getting Started at EKU Manchester brochure.

For further information please contact Kristy Hampton at kristy.hampton@eku.edu or (606) 598-8122.


Special Assistance

Parents, guests, or students requiring specific accommodations should contact the Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at (859) 622-2933 at least one week prior to the event.  Individuals who need to request interpreters for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing should submit an Interpreter Request Form online at http://aslie.eku.edu/request. For those requiring other interpreting services (Spanish, German, etc.) or in need of additional accommodations should contact orientation@eku.edu and we will ensure that your party's needs will be met to the best of our abilities!

Manchester Orientation PowerPoints

  1. EKU Manchester Introduction
  2. Orientation Presentation
  3. Financial Aid and Scholarships

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