Base Camp Summer Orientation

Welcome to Anderson University!

Before a mountain climber begins his or her ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, they make a crucial first stop - Base Camp. At this first camp, they acclimate to the mountain conditions and altitude, check their supplies and finalize mental preparations for the challenges ahead. A successful climb always begins with this first stop.

While your time at Anderson is different than climbing Mount Everest, the journey through college and climbing a mountain have many similarities. Just as acclimating to conditions and finalizing preparations are important in a mountaineering expedition, so too are these steps essential in your successful journey at Anderson.

Base Camp Summer Orientation is an overnight program and is your first stop on your Journey as a student at Anderson. Base Camp is designed to prepare you for the upcoming school year by providing answers your academic, campus life and social questions. Base Camp will be a mix of information and fun that we're sure will get you prepared to begin your college experience in the fall.

All new students are required to attend a Base Camp Session. Freshman & Transfer students coming in with 13 or fewer hours are required to attend a Summer Base Camp Session during June. If you are a Transfer student transferring more than 13 hours we have a special August Base Camp Session just for you.

Base Camp 2016 Summer Sessions

Overnight sessions begin with check-in around lunchtime each of the following days:

  • June 13
  • June 14
  • June 16
  • June 17
  • June 20 (All welcome – recommended for students accepted to the Honors Program)
  • June 21 (All welcome – recommended for students accepted to the Honors Program)
  • June 23 (All welcome – recommended for students accepted to the Honors Program)
  • June 24

View a Sample Schedule for Base Camp

Sample Schedule

Each session ends just before lunchtime the following morning. Spaces at each session are very limited, so register quickly!

You can register by clicking the "How to Register for Base Camp" link on the left. It is recommend that students accepted to the Honors Program plan to attend the June 20th, 21st, or 23rd Base Camp Sessions.

Transfer Students

Summer Base Camp is recommended but not required for transfer students with more than 13 credit hours. If you are a transfer student with more than 13 credit hours and would like to attend a Summer Base Camp session, simply sign up for the date that works best for you. Transfer students who choose not to attend a Summer Base Camp session are required to attend the August Transfer Base Camp Orientation session on Friday, August 19th.

Orientation Fee & Payment

All new students are required to pay a $100 orientation fee and this will be automatically added to your student bill.