Orientation 2017

To register for Orientation for the Danville campus, 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):

June 21, 2017

June 28, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 26, 2017

August 2, 2017

August 9, 2017


Who Should Attend?
When is the Orientation Program?
Where is the Orientation Program?
What is the agenda for the Orientation Program?
Is there a charge for the program?
ACT Tests
Placement Tests
Reserving your place

What Is Orientation?

Eastern Kentucky University has a required Orientation Program for all new freshmen. The Orientation Program enables new and transfer students to meet with staff, student representatives, and academic advisors to acquaint themselves with EKU Danville services and to register for their first semester courses. Our goal in this Orientation Program is to help students make the transition to college by providing them with information in a friendly and non-intimidating format that encourages questions and participation.

Students and parents who attend Orientation will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet other prospective students and their parents
  • Learn about student activities and events at EKU Danville
  • Learn about financial aid, payment plans, and other student services and resources
  • Have their photo taken for their student identification card
  • Be advised and register for classes for their first semester
  • Activate their EKU email account

Whether they have a declared major or are still undecided about a career direction, students will be assigned an academic advisor at EKU Danville to work with them on Orientation day to complete a schedule of their first-semester classes. Students will leave the Orientation Program with a printed schedule of their classes and information on how to access their new university email account.

There will be an orientation session held for High School EKU NOW! students only. Check the EKU Now! Program website for more details.

Who Should Attend? (top)

All students attending EKU Danville for the first time are required to attend a new student orientation session before they register for classes.
You should sign up for an Orientation session only after you have:

  • Taken the ACT test and had the results reported to the Admissions Office at Eastern Kentucky University (see ACT TEST below)
  • Forwarded your final high school transcript or GED scores to EKU or
    if you are a transfer student, had transcripts from all previous colleges submitted for review to EKU’s Admissions Office
  • Been admitted to Eastern Kentucky University (see ADMISSIONS). Once officially admitted to EKU, we will send an orientation invitation to you.
  • Taken all required placement tests (See placement test section for more information.)

Parents, guests, or students requiring specific accommodations or interpreters for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing should contact the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (859) 622-2933, at least one week prior to the event.  You may also submit  an Interpreter Request Form online.

If you have Orientation questions, please email colette.cox@eku.edu.

When Is the Orientation Program? (top)

New Student Orientation Schedule
Spring 2017 January 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM  January 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM 
Summer 2017 April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM  April 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 June 21, 2017 @ 9:00 AM  June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 June 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM   June 26, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 July 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM  July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 July 26, 2017 @ 9:00 AM July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 August 2, 2017 @ 9:00 AM July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fall 2017 August 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM August 7, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Where is the Orientation Program? (top)

All Orientation Programs for EKU Danville students will take place at:

Media Center
EKU Danville
Danville Manor Shopping Center
1560 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-236-6737

What is the agenda for Orientation? (top)

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Check-in at EKU Danville
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Introductions & PowerPoint Presentation
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Computer Lab
(Set up EKU Account & EKU Direct)
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Advising (Please call for appointments)
(859) 236-6866

Is there a charge for this program? (top)

There will be a $10 fee per student for the Orientation Program. This fee will cover the cost of materials and a light snack. The fee can be paid by check or money order at the front desk the morning of the orientation.


ACT Test (top)

The ACT test is used at EKU for both admissions decisions and for placement in certain classes. EKU’s Admissions Office requires that new students have scored at least a composite score of 15 on the ACT to be admitted. Our academic advisors use the results of the ACT test to determine if new students need any additional Math, English, and Reading classes to prepare them for success in their college-level coursework. Therefore, students must have taken the ACT test before they can participate in the Orientation Program and schedule their classes.

Students whose ACT scores are below 18 in English, below 19 in mathematics, or below 20 in reading will be required to take additional placement tests (free) and/ or sign up for additional classes (see PLACEMENT TESTS AT EKU DANVILLE below).

2017 ACT Testing Dates

Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 10, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Placement Tests at EKU Danville (top)

Students who scored below 18 in English, below 19 in mathematics, or below 20 in reading on the ACT test will have an opportunity to test out of developmental classes by taking EKU’s placement tests. These tests are free.

Placement Testing Schedule for EKU Danville (top)

All placement testing dates will follow this schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. for Math test
  • 10:00 a.m. for English test
  • 11:00 a.m. for Reading test

Reserving Your Place in Orientation (top)

When you receive your invitation from EKU to attend orientation and register online, we will send you a letter notifying you of your confirmed registration date. (If you have not received a letter confirming your registration within three weeks, please call the Orientation Office (859) 622-6636.)