In addition to that according to (Sarah Erdman, 2016) student orientation serves students in three essential areas, first is the physical transition; moving to a completely different place without the safety net of having family nearby can cause great anxiety for students. That’s why Sarah and her student orientation team work to provide students with information about things like the physical locations of different student services and what they can expect. Second is the social interaction; the first few weeks of college is essential time for new students to meet people and make friends. The social aspect f university life allows student to feel like they belong.
“ They leave orientation feeling like ‘ this is home’ or ‘ this is not home’,” said Sarah, “ It’s our first chance to help students feel like this is a place they can call home.” Lastly, the academic preparation; of course, the main reason students attend college is to learn and earn a degree. According to Sarah Orientation helps students with the first steps towards academic success. Cited at the website of SLSU (SLSU. EDU. PH 2015), this include information activities and materials designed to facilitate student adjustment to life in tertiary /higher education. Duties and Responsibilities: a) Implement policies, rules, programs and projects, admission, information, orientation and testing. b) Conduct periodic orientation for new students. c) Prepare information materials on institutional mission, vision and goals, academic rules and regulations and other information necessary for student development and should be accessible and would be available to all students. d)Conduct regular comprehensive orientation program for new and continuing students responsive to their needs, including the orientation on the dynamics and nature of persons with disabilities, and relevant ideas and policies affecting person with disabilities