What Is Cougar Start U...

Welcome New Cougars

Congratulations on your acceptance to Chicago State University!  We are pleased that you have decided to further your education at our institution.

As a new student we know that you are eager to learn the expectations of a college student.  Our New Student Orientation (Cougar Start U) will provide you with needed information, resources, and tools to begin your transition into college.  It will also give you insight on life as a Cougar.  Our goal is to help each student experience a stress-free transition into college while introducing  you to our great institution.  Cougar Start U is required for all newly admitted freshman.  Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend.   

At Cougar Start U you will. . . . 

  • Receive information on the available campus resources
  • Meet your academic advisor
  • Review the web-based course registration system
  • Connect with new and current students
  • Interact with faculty and staff
  • Become familiarized with campus policies and procedures
  • Be introduced to your academic program, curriculum, and degree requirements

  Orientation Dates

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June 18 - June 19
July 9 - July 10
August 6 - August 7