Students celebrating at the Prescott Campus Orientation Event


Hello, incoming Eagles. We are excited to welcome you to campus for the start of the Fall 2021 semester! Be sure to continue to check your Embry-Riddle email address for notices about Orientation and move-in.

Parents and families are invited to join for a live stream presentation of Convocation on Friday, August 27 at 9:15 a.m. (Arizona time).

Prescott Campus Convocation - Portal becomes active/accessible at 15 minutes prior start time.

New Student Information Guide providing a wealth of information for students and families to prepare for the upcoming semester, including registration instructions, will be mailed to students who had submitted a tuition deposit. We encourage all new Eagles and families to review this guide for all the other valuable information and resources it provides.

Orientation Dates

  • Fall 2021: August 26-29

Parent/Family Information

In person Parent/Family Orientation sessions will take place from 3-5:30 p.m. on Move-In dates (Tuesday, August 24 OR Wednesday, August 25). Parents and family are welcome to kick off Orientation with their students on Thursday, August 26 and can plan to travel home on Thursday afternoon. A robust online Orientation for parents and family members can also be found at

If you have yet not done so, we also encourage you to take a moment to sign up to be a member of the Prescott Parent & Family Association. This will give you additional access to an ongoing newsletter and other information designed specifically for parents and families.


  • Move in dates: Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25
  • Move in times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Students will receive a link to sign up for specific date/time will be available on May 15.
  • Each student will be allowed up to 3 move-in helpers to assist them for up to 3 hours. Helpers must comply with health and safety guidelines. 
  • For Coronavirus updates and answers, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

* Flight, Athletics and ROTC will be contacted by staff with more specific details. 

If you have housing or move in questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life at or call (928) 777-3744.

Advising/Course Registration

If you have questions about course registration, please contact your academic advisor. You should have received a welcome email from your advisor that contained a registration guide and information for how to book an appointment with your advisor should you need to. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please login to ERNIE and click on “My Advisors” located on the left-hand side of your ERNIE homepage. You can find your college registration guide on ERNIE under your college in the Services tab.

Your Orientation Team

Student Orientation Leaders

Our team of current student leaders will be on campus during Orientation to help guide you through Orientation at Embry-Riddle. New students will be placed together in groups led by an Orientation Leader. These groups will get together so that students can meet new people, get questions answered, and have fun.

No matter how the final orientation program evolves, an enthusiastic team of current student leaders will be here to guide our new students through orientation and provide help and support, whether it be through on-line programs or small-group experiences. They are looking forward to welcoming you! 

Important Dates

Fall 2021

(August 30– December 16)*



August 24-25

Housing Move In

August 26-29

Orientation and Registration

August 30

Classes Begin

September 6

HOLIDAY – Labor Day

October 14 & 15

Fall Break

November 11

HOLIDAY - Veterans Day

November 24-28

HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving

December 9

Last Day of Classes

December 10

Study Day

December 11, 13-16

Final Examinations

December 18


Academic Calendar

*Subject to change