Summer Orientation

StudentIn addition to participating in an initial mandatory advising session in March, all new Dual Enrollment Program students should attend a specially designated summer orientation session.  You will be given more information about orientation at your March advising session.


DEP Summer Orientation will be held on Tuesday, July 25th in the Bailey Performing Arts Center on the Kennesaw Campus - see Kennesaw Campus Map for location. Parking details will follow at a later date in the reminder email from Orientation. Check-in time will be between 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (please arrive as early as possible) and Orientation will last until approximately 1:00 p.m. Students will obtain their KSU ID and parking decal on the day of Orientation.

The Orientation Program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. During the Orientation Program you will hear from Auxiliary Services (parking, dining, Bookstore, and Card Services), as well as Student Life. During the session we will cover what college life is like for a DEP student and the expectations of the program. We will also have a DEP student/faculty panel who will share tips on how to be a successful college student, as well as answer questions during a Q & A. Students will complete a campus tour with orientation leaders while parents attend a Parent Session hosted by our Parent Association and Dean of Students.

A bonus to the day is your opportunity to eat at The Commons, our main dining facility on the Kennesaw Campus. The Commons has given DEP students and their families a discounted rate of $8.50 per person (you can pay via debit card or credit card, but they do not accept cash). The Commons is a dining experience containing nine distinct venues with more than 130 different items each day. (More details can be found at their website: We will have discount coupons available at Orientation that will enable you to receive the discounted rate once presented at the register.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation on July 25th and look forward to an exciting new year! Please note that prior to the day of Orientation, you will receive an email from the Orientation "Ignition" Department regarding parking instructions and other important details about the day. (If an email address is requested, please list the email you check most regularly as to not miss important Orientation information.)

DEP Orientation Sign Up (also known as Ignition)

  • Sign ups will open on May 1st.
  • The cost is $25 for students and $25 for parents (*These are discounted rates for DEP. Regular rates are $55.00 each)
  • Students will sign-up via Owl Express:
    Instructions for parent and guest sign-up are also on this page. There are two separate processes for student sign-up and parent/family sign-up. 

    ** If you have any difficulties with the Orientation sign-up, please contact Judy Barnes of the Ignition Office at (470) 578-6219 between the hours of 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. and she will assist you and/or your student.