Hello and congratulations! Welcome to the Union family and the Class of 2026.
We are excited to see you in September and introduce you to a place that you’ll never forget. If you need anything between now and then, please reach out. We are here to help.
This summer (June-August), you will receive monthly e-newsletters with information about housing, pre-orientation programs, classes and other aspects of life at Union.
Students, if you’re reading this in your Union.edu email, that’s great! If not, please activate your Union email. All summer correspondence will be sent to this account.
We also encourage you to complete your health forms, housing form and advising and registration form on the applicant portal soon. Take a look at this checklist or visit the first-year website for a list of key dates and deadlines.
And don’t forget to register for Tuesdays with Union, virtual events that will help you get to know people and offices on campus. Different topics will be discussed each session. You can ask questions about anything and learn what to expect when you arrive.
You should also check out our exciting Pre-Orientation Experiences – optional programs full of opportunities for adventure, growth and learning. More information is available on the pre-o webpage. Pre-Orientation Experiences will also be highlighted during the Tuesdays With Union session on May 17.
Pre-O registration opens June 6. Fall athletes must check with their coach before registering to find out if participation is feasible. As an optional program, pre-o does carry an additional fee. If the fee is prohibitive and limits your participation, full or partial funding may be available through Union's Making U Possible (MUP) initiative. You may request MUP funding using this form.
Additionally, we invite parents and families to participate in our many family-oriented programs, including Summer Welcome Receptions; Virtual Parent and Family Orientations in August; the Parent & Family Welcome Reception (Sept. 3); and Homecoming & Family Weekend (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2). Maintaining a strong relationship with family is vital to a successful Union experience for all students. More details on these events will follow this summer.
We look forward to meeting you and cannot wait for you to begin your Union experience.