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IMPACT New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to TROY! We are thrilled to welcome you to our Trojan Family. IMPACT New Student Orientation is designed for undergraduate students intending to join us at our Troy, AL campus. IMPACT ensures a smooth transition into university life.

What to Expect on Campus

Meet with Student Organizations

Take some time to connect with your new family during our Student Organization Browse Session, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement.

Secure Your Schedule of Classes for the Fall

Enroll in Fall semester classes with the guidance of your IMPACT leaders and our Advisors, who will assist you in selecting the best courses for your academic journey.

Get Your Student ID

Your Trojan ID card is one of the most important cards in your wallet. You will use it to enter athletic events, purchase food on campus, and more!

Discover Available Student Services

At TROY, you have access to tutoring, career services, counseling and more. Learn about how TROY will support you as a student.

2024 IMPACT Schedules

Freshmen Sessions
Day One
8:00 a.m.: Dorm Check-In | Rushing Hall
8:30 a.m.: IMPACT Check-In | Smith Hall
9:00 a.m.: Trojan Assembly | Claudia Crosby Theater
9:45 a.m.: Color Rooms | John Robert Lewis Hall
10:45 a.m.: Meet for Department Visits | Smith Hall
11:00 a.m.: Academic Department Visit | Various Locations
11:45 a.m.: Lunch | Trojan Dining Hall
12:45 p.m.: Depart for TC | Trojan Center
1:00 p.m.: Campus Connections | Trojan Center Theater
2:15 p.m.: Campus Involvement Browse | Trojan Center Ballrooms
3:00 p.m.: T-Time | Claudia Crosby Theater
4:15 p.m.: Return to Dorms | Rushing Hall
5:15 p.m.: Camp Butter & Egg | Butter & Egg
8:30 p.m.: Night Activities | Recreation Center

Day Two
7:30 a.m.: Dorm Check-Out & Breakfast | Trojan Dining Hall
8:30 a.m.: Small Group IMPACT Recap | Color Rooms
9:45 a.m.: Academic Advising | JRL Computer Labs
Transfer Sessions

8:00 a.m.: Check-In | Trojan Center Lobby
9:00 a.m.: Trojan Assembly | Trojan Center Theater
9:45 a.m.: Small Groups & IDs | John Robert Lewis Hall
11:15 a.m.: Campus Involvement Browse | Trojan Center Ballrooms
12:00 p.m.: Lunch | Trojan Dining Hall
12:45 p.m.: Trojan Assembly | Trojan Center Theater
1:30 p.m.: Academic Department Visit | Various Locations
2:15 p.m.: Advisement & Registration | Various Locations

Freshmen Parent Sessions
Day One
8:30 a.m.: Check-In | Smith Hall
9:00 a.m.: Trojan Assembly | Claudia Crosby Theater
10:00 a.m.: Academic Policies & Responsibilities | Claudia Crosby Theater
10:45 a.m.: Academic Department Visits | Various Locations
11:45 a.m.: Lunch with your student | Trojan Dining Hall
1:00 p.m.: Student Panel Q&A | Claudia Crosby Theater
2:00 p.m.: FYS, Advising & Placement | Claudia Crosby Theater
3:00 p.m.: T-Time | Claudia Crosby Theater
3:30 p.m.: Dates & Deadline | Claudia Crosby Theater
4:00 p.m.: Questions & Wrap-Up | Claudia Crosby Theater
5:30 p.m.: Parent Social | IDEA Bank

Day Two
8:30 a.m.: Breakfast with University Police | Stadium Towers 4th Floor 
9:15 a.m.: Administrative Address | Stadium Towers 4th Floor 
9:45 a.m.: Mindset Matters | Stadium Towers 4th Floor 
10:00 a.m.: Scholarships,  Tuition & Expenses | Stadium Towers 4th Floor 
10:45 a.m.: Questions & Wrap-Up | Stadium Towers 4th Floor 
11:00 a.m.: Parent Browse Session
11:30 a.m.: Lunch & Dismissal

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I pack or bring to IMPACT?
  • Casual clothes (shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • Gym clothes for campus/evening activities
  • Full-sized bedding (sheets, pillows and blankets)
  • Rain gear - just in case!
  • Towels, wash-cloths, and a shower liner
  • Phone charger
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Any daily medications
How do I register for IMPACT?

Registration for 2024 sessions will open Friday, March 1, 2024.

The cost for freshman sessions is $100, and the cost for transfer sessions is $50. This fee must be paid online prior to your session in order to confirm your session registration.

To register for an IMPACT session please select the link on the date you are interested in registering. It will prompt you to log into your TROY Application Profile to register. Do not create a new account. Call Admissions for assistance if you cannot log in or remember your account credentials. Do not register for multiple sessions.

Following registration, you will receive a link to a secure PayPal site. You do not need to create a PayPal account, simply pay your IMPACT fee as a guest through the provided PayPal link in your email confirmation. For assistance with registration, please call the IMPACT Office at 334-808-6391

Please note – even if you have dual enrollment college credit, you will still attend a freshman IMPACT session.

Where should I park when I'm on campus?

During IMPACT, students and parents will park in the large parking lot directly across from Rushing Hall, on International Blvd. Can't find us? Keep an eye out for directional signs and our IMPACT Leaders!


Map of designated parking lot for IMPACT

Are parents invited or expected to attend?

All parents and/or guardians of incoming students, both freshman and transfer, are invited to attend Parents Orientation free of charge. Parents are provided with information on student services, expenses, and how to assist your student in transitioning to college. You also have the opportunity to meet with selected faculty members and meet current TROY students!

Because incoming students will be staying in on-campus dorms overnight, parents/guardians are encouraged to find other accommodation/lodging. Troy has several hotels and Airbnbs close to campus.

Is there a cost for attending IMPACT?
Yes. Incoming Freshman sessions are $100 and incoming Transfer student sessions are $50. This fee must be paid online prior to your session in order to confirm your session registration.
What if I'm enrolled at the Dothan, Montgomery, or Phenix City campus?
Students attending the Montgomery or Phenix City campuses are not required to attend an orientation session. Students attending the Dothan campus will be contacted regarding available orientation sessions.
Where will parents stay?

During Freshman sessions, students will stay in one of our dorms on campus! Parents are encouraged to book a hotel room or Airbnb. 

Hotels in Troy
AirBnB's in Troy

What can I expect at IMPACT?

At IMPACT, you can expect to:

  • Meet many new people: current students, new students, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Learn how to plan your class schedule.
  • Familiarize yourself with TROY policies and procedures for registration.
  • Discover more about the student services and activities at TROY.
  • Get more information on student organizations.

Beginning college is a key life transition. Whether you move away from home or live close enough to continue living with family, you will assume greater responsibility, meet a variety of diverse people, and adjust to the academic demands of college life. Our new student orientation, IMPACT, is designed to cater to your every need while beginning college at TROY. You will begin the process of transitioning to your new college environment. At IMPACT you will meet new people, learn how to get involved on campus, and register for fall classes: three essential elements which will foster a successful transition to the TROY family.

This major life transition is also important for parents and/or guardians of the student. Therefore, we offer parent sessions concurrently with the student sessions for both freshmen and transfers.

We look forward to presenting new student information in the most engaging, informative, and most importantly, safest way as possible. We are so excited to be able to serve you as you begin your journey as a TROY Trojan, and we're here to assist in any way possible.

Do I need to take a placement test?
Effective January 2017, all new and incoming students will be automatically placed in Math and English courses based on their ACT/SAT subscores (see chart below). Students eligible to take the English placement exam are those with an ACT English score of 16-18 or an SAT EBRW 430-490. Students eligible to take the Math placement exam are those with an ACT Math score of 17-19 or an SAT Math 440-500. Students with an ACT Math score of 23-24 seeking advanced placement into Calculus 1 (MTH 1125) are eligible to take the exam.

English ACT/SAT Score and Placement/Course to Take
  • ACT ENG at or BELOW 15/SAT EBRW at or below 420 – ENG 0096 (Fund of Gram)
  • ACT ENG 16-18/SAT EBRW 430-490 – ENG 1100 (Prep ENG)
  • ACT ENG 19-29/SAT EBRW 500-710 – ENG 1101 (Comp I)
  • ACT ENG 30-34/SAT EBRW 720-740 OR AP Score of 3 – ENG 1102 (Comp II) *(ENG 1101 Credit Received)
  • ACT ENG 35-36/SAT EBRW 750-800 – Literature Course *(ENG 1101 AND 1102 Credit Received)
  • English Placement Group: eligible to take exam – ACT ENG 16-18 SAT EBRW 430-490
Students with an ACT ENG 30-34/SAT EBRW 720-740 will receive credit for ENG 1101. Students with an ACT ENG 35-36/SAT EBRW 750-800 will receive credit for ENG 1101 and 1102.

ACT/SAT Score and Placement/Course To Take

  • ACT MTH at or BELOW 16/SAT MATH at or below 430 – MTH 1100 (Fund of Algebra) OR MTH 1104 Enhanced Intermediate Algebra
  • ACT MTH 17-19/SAT MATH 440-500 – MTH 1105 (Intermediate Alg)
  • ACT MTH 20-22/SAT MTH 510-540- MTH 1105 OR MTH 1110 Finite Math OR MTH 1108 Enhanced Pre-Calculus
  • ACT MTH 23-24/SAT MTH 550-580 -MTH 1112 (Pre-Cal) OR MTH  2201 (Calculus Applications)
  • ACT MTH 25 or higher/SAT MATH 590 or higher – MTH 1125 (Cal 1)
  • Math Placement Group: eligible to take exam – ACT MTH 17-19 SAT MTH 440-50

Students with an ACT MTH 30-36/SAT EBRW 720-800 will receive credit for MTH 1112.

If you do not have the above scores you will receive notification prior to your IMPACT session to complete the online placement test(s). Please visit Test and Assessment Lab to find out more information about the ACCUPLACER placement test or visit  Free ACCUPLACER study app.
What if I am starting classes in the summer?
If you are beginning classes in the summer, you can register to attend our Summer Orientation Session. Register here for summer 2024. 

First-time Freshmen Session Dates

  • Freshmen Session 1: June 10-11 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 2: June 13-14 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 3: June 17-18 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 4: June 20-21 (Session Closed)
  • Freshmen Session 5: June 24-25

  • Freshmen Session 6: June 27-28 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 7: July 1-2 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 8: July 8-9 (Session Closed)

  • Freshmen Session 9: July 11-12 (Session Closed)

Transfer Session Dates

  • Transfer Session 1: June 26 (Session Closed)


Get Ready to Take
the Next Steps

Now that you've registered for IMPACT, take a look at the Admitted Student Checklist for any additional requirements you may need to complete prior to attendance!
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