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New Student Orientation

Students sitting in for New Student Orientation.

Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester Regional Campus. We are excited that you will be joining us at the Manchester Campus.

The Colonel Commitment fee is $200. Students must pay their Colonel Commitment Fee or have the fee deferred before registering for Orientation. To request a Colonel Commitment fee deferral, email:

Students taking classes at the Manchester campus must attend an Orientation session in Manchester. During this Orientation you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a tour of the Manchester campus
  • Meet the Manchester staff
  • Be advised and register for classes
  • Receive valuable information to get you started on a great path to a successful EKU career.

Orientation sessions last for approximately three hours. Parents/Guardians are welcome, but not required to attend.

See our New Student Checklist below for additional information you need to get off to a great start at EKU Manchester!

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation

Available Dates

  • Wednesday, May 29, 9am
  • Tuesday, June 4, 9am
  • Tuesday, June 18, 9am
  • Tuesday, July 16, 9am
  • Tuesday, August 6, 9am

Students with ACT scores below 18 in English, below 19 in mathematics, or below 20 in reading may take placement tests to help ensure appropriate course placement. If you are interested in taking placement exams, please contact Kristy Hampton or call 606-598-8122.

For more information on placement exams and practice tests, visit here.

Special Assistance

Parents, guests, or students requiring specific accommodations should contact the Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at 859-622-2933 at least one week prior to the event.  Individuals who need to request interpreters for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing should submit an Interpreter Request Form online. For those requiring other interpreting services (Spanish, German, etc.) or in need of additional accommodations should contact and we will ensure that your party’s needs will be met to the best of our abilities!


Checklist for New Students
EKU Manchester Contacts

Manchester Regional Campus

50 University Drive
Manchester BTC 041
Manchester, KY 40962
Phone: (606) 598-8122
Fax: (859) 622-6646


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