New Student Orientation


Joining the Fontbonne Family is an experience like no other. During orientation you will see why being a Griffin opens doors to a wide world of life-changing experiences.

Orientation is designed to welcome and introduce new entering students and their families to Fontbonne University. By focusing on the values of Fontbonne, orientation helps new students make the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual and social culture of Fontbonne University.

Orientation is required for all new entering students. All students pay a one-time orientation fee as part of their tuition to cover all meals during orientation. Click the links below to learn more about our various orientation and welcome programs.

  • Griffin 101 Orientation

    Griffin 101 Orientation

    Learn more about Griffin 101 and upcoming registration.

  • Evening/Online/Graduate Student Orientation

    Evening/Online/Graduate Student Orientation

    During this brief orientation, you will meet fellow classmates and faculty. You will also learn about campus resources, familiarize yourself with student expectations, and get questions answered from department staff. Learn more.


For more information about new student orientation, contact Dr. Janelle Julian, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at

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