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2018 Extended Orientation Institute
November 16-18, 2018
University of Memphis
Registration opens August 2018

The Extended Orientation Institute is an opportunity for professionals and students throughout the nation to become educated about trends and best practices while engaging in current research within the field of extended orientation programming. In addition, come to network with colleagues and students, and further develop yourself as an expert in our field. With a blend of student and staff facilitated educational sessions, round-table discussions, and panel sessions, we know this institute has the potential to benefit many aspects of your program.

Program Features
Presentation Types 

Traditional Presentations: presentation models with presenters speaking to audiences, incorporating interactive activities or group sharing, but primarily presenters are sharing new information with attendees.

Roundtables: presentations where information is presented, but then members spend the rest of the session time in open dialogues around the topics and sharing ideas.

Undergraduate Track: includes information shared peer-to-peer by undergraduate presenters to undergraduate student leaders.

Submission Information:

  • Educational session proposal elements include: presentation title, abstract, description / outline, learning outcomes, and intended audience. 
  • Roundtable proposal elements include: title or theme, summary of your verbal presentation, and list of guiding questions.
  • Presentations should be outlined to be 50 minutes in length.
  • Successful presentation proposals provide information that is applicable to other individuals, schools, or programs. 
EOI Awards 
The 2017 EOI premiered the first ever EOI Awards! This component was introduced to acknowledge extended orientation professionals and programs whose work may go unrecognized when grouped with the national awards and/or traditional orientation programs and models. Schools, programs, and individuals can nominate themselves and nominate others in the extended orientation community. 

 Excellence in Program Leadership Award

Outstanding Collaboration Award

Innovation in Extended Orientation Award

Submission Information:

  • Schools, programs, and individuals can nominate themselves or nominate others in the extended orientation community.
  • Nominators will be prompted to give the name and contact information for the program / individual nominated and information that supports the nomination.
  • All award essays should be 1,000 words or less.
Extended Orientation Showcase 

This component celebrates the excellent work that extended orientation professionals and programs are doing on their campuses. A program or individual can highlight an element of their extended orientation program that they feel they do very well to all participants at the Institute.


Unlike an educational session where you would avoid a “show and tell” presentation and make your presentation as general as possible, the showcase is exactly that – a time to share with others something that works very well for you and that may inspire other to consider adding a similar element to their program or simply say “that’s really cool!” Showcase presentations do not have to be completely applicable to other institutions, but the presenter should think about how they might be in order to answer questions from participants who may consider doing this at their institution.

Past Extended Orientation Institutes 

Host: University of Georgia

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View Photo Album from EOI 2017


Host: Virginia Tech

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View Photo Album from EOI 2016


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