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Scholars Orientation

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

When you confirm your acceptance into one of the programs listed below, you will receive steps to access registration for this special two-day orientation.





Once you are accepted into one of these programs, you will receive steps to access registrations for this special two-day orientation. You will later receive a confirmation email and a link to a form you will fill out to let us know about any guest(s) you are bringing and accommodations you or your guest(s) might need.


If you registered for a different session, you will be moved.


Contact your program coordinator if you have any questions.

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 cover all of the events that you attend as a new student, including Governors Orientation for parents and guests.

Yes, we strongly encourage parents and family members to attend GO with you. Students will have the option to bring a maximum of 2 guests with them. Your program’s coordinator will send you a form to fill out via email. You will provide us with your guest(s) information on this form so that we know to expect them.

Your program’s coordinator will send you a form to fill out via email. There will be space on this form to let us know of any accommodations you or your guest(s) might need. There will also be a space for you to provide us with information on any food allergies/requests you or your guest(s) have so that we are aware.


Schedule of Events 

This schedule is based on our 2023 Scholars Orientation. It will be updated to reflect the 2024 event dates and times.

Time Session

Day One
Friday June 2, 2023



10 - 10:45 a.m.


Check-In at Residence Hall

12 - 1:30 p.m.


Opening Session: University Leaders Welcome Lunch

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Program Specific Sessions

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Family BBQ

7 p.m. - Midnight


Evening Activities




Day Two
Saturday, June 3, 2023



8 - 9 a.m.


Scholars Breakfast

9 - 11:45 a.m.


Campus Resources Preview

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Lunch and Activities Fair

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.


GO Programming and Course Registration

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.


Tours and Business Activities

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Mandatory Checkout