Students celebrating at the Prescott Campus Orientation Event
Note: This photo was taken prior to the pandemic and social distancing.


Hello, incoming Eagles. We are excited to welcome you to campus!

We are excited for your arrival to campus and the start of the Spring 2021 semester! An email was sent to your ERAU email address announcing important changes to the start of the Spring 2021 semester, so be sure to check for that notice. Additionally, be sure to continue to check your ERAU email address for notices about Orientation and move-in.

Please note, there has been an update to Orientation:

Orientation will be VIRTUAL on Jan.19. The Orientation schedule will remain the same, please plan to start your day at 10 a.m. (virtually). You will be sent a special calendar invite with your virtual orientation information. This will take place through your ERAU email address. Flight students will receive information on flight check-in from the College of Aviation. For students living on-campus, you will soon receive information about setting a move-in appointment.  

As we plan for your arrival, we want you to understand exactly how we are working to minimize health risks and meet the needs of all Eagles. First, you and anyone traveling with you will need to check in and receive a wellness check (no-contact temperature reading) upon arrival. Physical distancing principles are being applied through smart pathways, barriers and lower-density solutions for residence halls, classrooms, workspaces and more. Enhanced cleaning protocols are now the norm. Every member of our community is taking personal responsibility for their safety by wearing cloth (non-surgical) face coverings, which are mandatory on our campuses at this time.

If you have recently been sick, on a cruise ship, or in close contact with someone showing symptoms of Covid-19, do not come to campus. Contact the Dean of Students Office at prdos@erau.edu.

Spring 2021 Orientation Guide

An Orientation Guidebook providing a wealth of information for students and families to prepare for the upcoming semester, including registration instructions, is 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. A link to that guide is provided on this page.

Stay safe and be healthy. We are so excited to welcome our newest Eagles!

If you have housing or move in questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life at prhouse@erau.edu or call (928) 777-3728.

For Orientation questions, please contact Emily Bauer, Director, Student Engagement at emily.bauer@erau.edu or call (928) 777-6931.

We are excited to welcome you!

Your Orientation Team

Parent & Family Orientation Update

We will not be offering in-person orientation activities for parents and families this year. However, you have access to a robust parent and family orientation module online. You are encouraged to go to www.parentlingo.com/erau

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.

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

November 2 Registration begin 
January 8 Medical Forms due
January 10 Tuition and fees for Spring 2021 due
January 18 Housing Check-In
January 19 Orientation and Housing Check-In
January 20 Spring 2021 Classes Begin - Remote
February 1 Spring 2021 Classes Begin In-Person
March 16  Reading / Study Day
April 7 Reading / Study Day
April 29 Last Day of Classes
April 30 Reading / Study Day
May 1 and May 3-6 Final Exams

Note: The omission of President's Day and Spring Break are intentional.

Contact Us

Emily Bauer
Director of Student Engagement

Watch the Parent-Family Info Session