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New Student Orientation

Richmond Campus

We are so excited to welcome you to Orientation at EKU! This summer you get to choose whether you'd like to attend in-person or online! During Orientation, you will be able to interact with campus staff, current students, and each other. Students will also find out more about their schedule for their first semester of college during this event.

If you have not yet set up your EKU Direct and EKU Student Email accounts, please set those up first. Here are the steps:  Log back into your Application Portal using the link on this page and the email you applied with.  Next choose your application, it will open to the welcome page #COLONELNATION.  On that page choose the EKU Direct tab and follow the directions to set your accounts up.  If you need assistance contact the Admissions Office at or (859) 622-2106.

Please choose the link below for the campus you will attend for the appropriate registration link and dates.

Richmond Orientation
Orientation FAQ


Regional Campuses

Manchester Orientation
Corbin Orientation

If you have difficulties registering using the link above, have questions, need an interpreter or if you need to cancel or reschedule your Orientation date, please call (859) 622-2106. We will be happy to help!

PLEASE NOTE: An Orientation pre-payment of $50.00 must be paid prior to attending Orientation and you will be sent notification of how to pay the fee upon registration.

Special Assistance

Parents, guests, or students requiring specific accommodations should contact the Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at (859) 622-2933 at least one week prior to the event. Individuals who need to request interpreters for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing should submit an Interpreter Request Form online at For those requiring other interpreting services (Spanish, German, etc.) or in need of additional accommodations should contact and we will ensure that your party's needs will be met to the best of our abilities!

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