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Governors Orientation


Students starting this Fall will receive information about orientation in March.

Welcome to Austin Peay! As you begin your journey, please know we're here to help. The best time to learn about life at APSU is during Governors Orientation (GO), where we'll answer your questions, introduce academic and support services, highlight campus activities and help you register for classes.  

 

Peay Parents and Guests

Thank you for trusting us with your student. 

Your student is entering an important phase in their life, and we – like you – want to make sure  they thrive during their time as a Governor. What are we doing, and how can you help? At Governors Orientation, we'll answer your questions, introduce academic and support services, inform you about the Austin Peay Parent/Family Association and connect you with key APSU staff members. 

 

 

 

Parking and Staying Overnight

Parking On Campus

Parking will be located in the McCord Lot (Lot 40), Behind the Foy Fitness Center (Lot 6), Sevier Lot (Lot 83) . You'll know you're in the right place if you see our Governors Orientation flags and the friendly faces of our GO team in their red shirts. They will tell you where to park once you arrive. 

Parking and Campus Maps

Staying Overnight

Clarksville has several hotels close to campus, along with great eating venues and other attractions. offers a wide-range of hotel choices close to campus, great food and fun activities. 

Explore Clarksville

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

During Governors Orientation, you'll meet with an adviser and register for classes. This event is mandatory for all incoming, first-time freshman. Transfer students with more than 12 credit hours (this does not include dual enrollment) may attend an online orientation, but those who attend the in-person event will receive valuable information about the upcoming semester, a student I.D. and a free APSU shirt!

Click on the link above to choose your orientation date. If you need help with registration, please call our office at 931-221-7661. Use the email address and password from when you submitted your admissions application to register for your Governors Orientation date. 

The Morgan University Center lobby.

In addition to registering for classes, you will:

  • Learn about living on campus, campus technology and services

  • Get your student I.D. card

  • Visit the campus bookstore and preview textbook requirements

  • Meet with student organizations and learn how to get involved on campus. 

  • Check out our dining venues and meal plans 

  • Complete any other campus business, such as visiting financial aid or verifying immunization compliance with Health Services.

Yes! We strongly encourage parents and family members to attend. Their support, understanding and encouragement can affect your success. At this time, we only have room for two guests per student. While you meet with advisers and register for classes, your family members will attend separate sessions that address their questions or concerns. Parents may not attend the academic advising session. 

Yes, you must attend every activity in order to register for classes at the end of the Governors Orientation session. Please plan to stay from 8 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Several one-day sessions are offered in June, July and August. Winter orientation dates are offered in December and January. Register for the earliest date possible. Attending Governors Orientation early will give you more class options and help you get your preferred schedule. Letters will be sent by mail from the Office of Admissions with specific information you need to register for a summer or winter orientation session. Please review the letter carefully.

You can log into the portal to change your reservation to a different date. If you have questions, please contact us at 931-221-7661 or email admissions@apsu.edu.

For students, the fee for Governors Orientation will be billed automatically to your student account, appearing on your tuition and fees statement as a "new student" fee. New student fees covers all of the events that you attend as a new student, including Governors Orientation for parents and guests.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 931-221-7661 or email admissions@apsu.edu

 

 

Mission

The Office of Orientation promotes the success of new students and their families as they transition into the Austin Peay State University community by providing support, connections, information and inclusive programs.

Vision

The Office of Orientation seeks to provide a seamless transition for all incoming students and families to ensure their successful entrances, navigation, inclusion and participation in a full college experience.