Orientation--Really necessary?

<p>I know I posted something similar a few months back but my son just signed up for orientation for the end of July, i went to book him a flight and the airfare is outrageous! We are now really questioning him flying to Philly for 2 days...airfare is close to $500...is it really worth it?</p>

<p>I thought orientation was worth it for my son, but he takes Amtrak. </p>

<p>Have you looked into the Travel Tuition Reduction Program?
Travel</a> Tuition Reduction Program | Undergraduate Admissions | Drexel University</p>

<p>Pageturner...that program is for "prospective" applicants..he is an admitted student!! In either case, it is a great program, that I do not think may students know about. He is an athlete and had his airfare paid for during his official visit so I doubt they would pay for him again but thanks for the suggestion.</p>

<p>Absolutely necessary? No. Great opportunity to make some friends? Yes. I met some of my best friends at orientation, and I know others did as well. It's also nice to just get more acquainted with the university and learn some of what it has to offer.</p>

<p>If it's really expensive though then you might want to save the money and put it towards something else. I enjoyed orientation but I was only a short train ride away from the campus.</p>

<p>where are you flying in from? i'm not sure what site your using but try studentuniverse.com and southwest if you fly out of a city they fly out of.</p>

<p>Thanks Zackdudde...never hear of studentuniverse.co , I will check it out. He actually flew out on Southwest when he went for his visit buh their rates are also high.</p>

<p>Anyone know how late orientation runs on the second day? I need to make a flight reservation but I have no idea what time get a return flight. Thanks</p>

<p>I believe it ends by 2 but you could call the school for certain.</p>

<p>Drexel</a> University >> New Student Orientation</p>

<p>^This will probably answer all your questions.</p>