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Register for Orientation

Click here to register for Manchester Orientation

Fall 2020
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.

All summer Orientations are moving to an online platform so you can attend and interact virtually from the comfort of home! Your online orientation will take place on the date you register for. We will send out additional information with steps on how to join your orientation session as well as what to expect! 

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 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.

All Manchester Orientations begin at 9:00 am. 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. 

To register for Orientation, click the date that best suits your needs and fill out the registration form. You will need your EKU ID number to register for Orientation

Fall 2020 New Student Orientation 

Click here to register for Manchester Orientation

Available Dates

  • Wednesday, June 3 
  • Thursday, June 4 
  • Wednesday, June 17 
  • Wednesday, June 24 
  • Friday, July 17 
  • Tuesday, August 11 

For more information on placement exams and practice tests, please visit

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 further information please contact Kristy Hampton at 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 For those requiring other interpreting services (Spanish, German, etc.) or in need of additional accommodations should contact and we will ensure that your party's needs will be met to the best of our abilities!

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