University of Southern Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

I have gone to myUSI and I don't see the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon. What should I do? 

How do I find my student ID number? 

How do I change by advising and course registration appointment? 

Where do I find the Zoom link for my advising and course registration appointment? 

I'm a freshman and have done advising. What else do I need to do for orientation? 

What if I forgot my username and password? 

Who do I contact to schedule my advising appointment and who is my advisor?

Do I need to complete placement testing prior to making a reservation for orientation?

How do I complete my placement testing prior to my virtual advising and registration appointment?

When will I get my Eagle Access Card student ID?

Can I still come to campus?

What is the cost for orientation?

 I have gone to myUSI and I don't see the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon. What should I do? 

Students will see the Screaming Eagles Orientation icon when they are eligible to make a reservation for orientation and their virtual advising and course registration appointment. Students will receive an email when it is time for them to make their reservation. If a student has received the email and still can't see the icon, contact New Student and Transitional Programs at 812-465-7167 or orientation@usi.edu so we can assist. 

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How do I find my student ID number? 

You can find your USI student ID by following these steps: 

  1. Log into myUSI. 
  2. Click on Degree Works

Your student ID number is the top left corner and will start with 000. 

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How do I change my advising and course registration appointment?  

You can change your advising and course registration appointment by following these steps: 

  1. Log into myUSI.
  2. Click on Screaming Eagles Orientation icon.
  3. Click on the Orientation/Advising appointment item in the task list. 
  4. Go to the section for selecting advising appointment. 
  5. Select a new advising appointment. 
  6. Make sure you get to the last page and click submit. 

If you need assistance, please contact New Student and Transitional Programs at 812-465-7167 or orientation@usi.edu. 

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Where do I find the Zoom link for my advising and registration appointment?  

You would have received this Zoom link in email confirmation for your advising and registration appointment. If you can't find your email, please contact New Student and Transitional Programs at 812-465-7167 or orientation@usi.edu and we can resend you that email. 

You can also reach out to the advising center for your major. 

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I'm a freshman and have done advising. What else do I need to do for orientation? 

You will need to complete the New Student Online Orientation and participate in your Virtual Orientation session. Check your orientation confirmation for details. 

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What if I forgot my username and password?

Go to my.USI.edu and click on the tab for Forgot Username and Forgot Password. If you need further assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at IT@usi.edu or 812-465-1080. 

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Who do I contact to schedule my advising appointment?

You will select your advising appointment when you make your reservation for orientation. If you have other questions related to your advising appointment you can connect with your advising center. 

To Connect with Advising Centers:  

Please email your advising center with questions or call and leave a voicemail. A staff member will respond in one business day. If you are unsure of your advising center, check here 

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Do I need to complete placement testing prior to making a reservation for orientation? 

No, you do not need to have your placement testing done prior to making an orientation reservation. We do ask that you complete your placement testing prior to your virtual advising and registration appointment. 

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How do I complete my placement testing prior to my virtual advising and registration appointment?

Visit Placement Testing web page or contact Academic Skills for details by emailing  or by calling and leaving a voicemail at (812) 464-1743.

For foreign language placement tests, the student will work with their academic advisor to best determine what language to take. Changes to level of course can be made once classes begin as well. 

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When will I get my Eagle Access Card student ID?

You can visit the Eagle Access Card office at any time during their nomal business hours. We will also stations set up the week prior to fall classes beginning to get your Eagle Access Card, so no need to make a trip to campus prior to then. 

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Can I still come to campus?

USI's campus is open and available for visitors. USI requires that facemasks be worn at all times on campus.

To Connect with Admissions:  

To Connect with New Student and Transitional Programs (Orientation):  

  • Online chat will be available every day from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Look for the “How Can We Help?” chat feature on the Orientation webpage
  • Email questions to orientation@usi.edu 
  • Call 812-465-7167 and leave a voicemail. A staff member will respond in one business day.  

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What is the cost for orientation?

The cost for students to participate in an orientation program is included on your first tuition bill as the matriculation fee. This fee covers the cost of orientation, Welcome Week, and other new student programs. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee paid by all new students to the University who register for classes.

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For more information, contact us:

New Student and Transitional Programs
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
800-350-7830
812-465-7167

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