The mission of Cottey College’s Orientation is to create an atmosphere where you, students and families, feel welcome, begin building relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and receive information to assist in your successful transition to the academic, social, and cultural life at Cottey.

The first year of college is a major transition for both students and their parents. The Transition Year is an online resource center to help students and parents focus on emotional health before, during, and after the college transition.

It's common to assume that the major obstacle in adjusting to campus life will be academic. However, research shows that emotional issues are most likely to interfere with success at college. Transition Year helps you prepare. Visit

Orientation begins Friday, August 22, and concludes Tuesday, August 26. You may move onto campus beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 22. When you first arrive on campus, you may start either at your residence hall and move in, or at Hinkhouse Center for registration. You will need to check in at both locations, so please make sure you plan accordingly. Sessions for families will be held through Sunday, August 24, concluding after brunch.

You will find the answers to most of your questions regarding Orientation and your life at Cottey in the New Student Newsletter and in the Orientation Schedule.

Registration and Travel Form
Student Health Form
Emergency Contact Information Form
Housing Application Form
Academic Advising Information Form
New Student Press Release Authorization Form

Student Disability Services Request
Spiritual Life Preference Form
Cakes for Cottey

Answers to Health Questions
Latent Tuberculosis infection

If you are traveling to/from the Kansas City Airport, please review the Chartered Bus Information and reserve your spot on the bus as soon as you know your plans: Chartered Bus Online Reservations.

Additional Helpful Information
Traditions at Cottey
Family Weekend
International Student Guide
Wireless Network Connection Information


Telephone: (417) 667-8181, extension 2126
Fax: (417) 448-1020
The Student Life Center is located on the second floor of Hinkhouse Center.    

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