Frequently Asked Questions

    • Summer Semester are offered during the month of April prior to the school term starting in June
    • Fall Semester orientation dates are offered during the months of June and July prior to the starting school term starting in August
    • Spring Semester are offered during the month of November prior to the school term staring in January. All of our 2019 Spring sessions have concluded.

    To view the Ignition: New Student Orientation session dates available to you, please log into your student portal of Owl Express with your NetID and Password to view.

    You can also follow our Orientation Sign-Up guide to give you step-by-step directions on how to find available Ignition session dates. 

    Contact Orientation and Transition Programs if you have questions: call 470-578-6219 or email

  • Yes, we highly encourage students to bring a parent or adult family member/friend who will be supporting the student. Research indicates that support from families results in greater student success. We do not encourage children/younger siblings (12 and under) to attend Parent and Family Orientation because it is designed for adults and can be a very long day for little ones. Please make appropriate child care plans when organizing your visit to KSU. NOTE: Each parent/guest is required to pay a fee to attend Parent and Family Orientation

  • If the session is full, please make an appointment with an academic advisor to go over class requirements and the class registration process. First Year students-Ignition is mandatory, so please contact University College Advising Services at 470-578-2860 to schedule an appointment. Transfer students may contact the Academic Advisor within the college of their major. This listing may be found in the Orientation handbook or by clicking here.
  • The Ignition fee for students, parents and or guest is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • Bring your confirmation to the Ignition session. Remember, this is an important day as your student makes new friends and connects with student leaders and KSU faculty. Your student will be in good hands throughout the day and will be advised by our professional advising staff and faculty representing his/her major. Participate fully in your orientation session, ask questions and take this opportunity to meet parents of other incoming students.
  • If you require assistive devices or other accommodations to participate in orientation please contact Director for Disabled Student Support Services at 470-578-2666, for information about registering for accommodations throughout the academic year.

If you have additional questions please contact the Orientation and Transitions Programs at 470-578-6219 or email