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Orientation

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Student Orientation

Hey, future Cougar! Welcome! Remember to explore everything Barton has to offer. Be involved in a club or organization, participate in student activities, attend educational and athletic events. Discover YOUR Barton!

Fall 2021 New Student Orientation (In Person)

  • For incoming students attending classes on the Barton County/Great Bend campus and incoming student athletes.
  • Sessions on Advising, Rights & Responsibilities, Library/Learning Resources, Student Life, Title IX, Academic Development, etc.
  • Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17 - more information will be sent to students and posted at a later date.
  • Register for New Student Orientation

Virtual Orientation Q&A (Via Zoom)

  • For any student regardless of attendance location or modality.
  • Barton personnel representing a variety of service areas available to answer questions.
  • Already have questions? Submit them ahead of time - these will be answered at the session and responded to via email.
  • Upcoming Q&A Sessions via Zoom – select the date below to join Q&A sessions via Zoom.

August 13 & 14, 2021
Housing Check-In - 1-7 p.m. Check-in at the Union (Speed up your check-in by following the instructions to register for Cougar Text Messaging)

Transportation: The Student Life Department has scheduled a bus to depart Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) at 4 p.m. August 13 and 14. Sign up to reserve your spot! Any other travel arrangements must be made by the student.

August 14, 2021
Food Service starts for housing residents in the Union. Weekend Schedule: Brunch 12-12:45 p.m. Dinner 5-5:30 p.m.

August 16, 2021
Food Service Adjusted Hours Before Classes Begin:  Breakfast 8:00-9:00 a.m. Lunch 11-12:30 p.m. Dinner 5-5:30 p.m.
Student Orientation for non-athletes and select teams: 8:15 a.m. meet in the upper level of the Union (in front of the bookstore).
8:30-11:30 a.m.: Seven sessions on different topics you need to know.
Housing Meeting 4-5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. All Housing Residents should plan to attend.

August 17, 2021
Food Service Adjusted Hours Before Classes Begin:  Breakfast 8:00-9:00 a.m. Lunch 11-12:30 p.m. Dinner 5-5:30 p.m.
Student Orientation for the athletes - 8:15 a.m. meet in the practice gym in the Kirkman Building.
8:30-11:30 a.m.: Seven sessions on different topics you need to know.

August 18, 2021
Food Service Regular Hours
Classes Start

View more student activities on the Student Life webpage!

It’s impossible to cover all topics at student orientation. This additional information covers topics that will help students get a better start with college and making good decisions.


Family Information 2021

Welcome to Barton!

For some, this will be the first experience as your young adult makes arrangements to attend college. For others the path is not new.  But whatever your experience the information below is a good resource for all parents.


Maps and Directions

Student Housing/Commons Map  |  Campus Map with directions to Admissions Office

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