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.
  • Please make sure you review the Pre-Ignition Checklist prior to attending your Ignition: New Student Orientation Session.
  • If you require accommodations to participate in Ignition, such as an ASL Interpreter, assistive listening device, etc, please contact Student Disability Services at or 470-578-2666. Please provide 5 business days’ notice of your request to ensure that accommodations can be arranged for your scheduled session.

    Please note: We are not able to provide a wheelchair or other medical equipment

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