Incoming Freshmen

What is New Bear Central?

New Bear Central is an online orientation experience! Through New Bear Central, you will complete various online modules prior to your arrival on campus that feature information about academic advising, paying for college and financial preparation, academic and student services resources, and campus life. These modules are designed to prepare you for your transition to life as a college student. 

As a part of this online orientation experience, you will meet with an academic advisor in a virtual session. Once you have completed our New Student Questionnaire, you will receive an email explaining how to setup your advising appointment.

How do I get started?

Get started by clicking the link below and completing our New Student Questionnaire. This will register you for New Bear Central and help us get to know you! Once completed, you will receive instructions on the next steps and how to start the online modules. 


 Begin New Student Questionnaire


If you have questions about New Bear Central, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can reach out to New Student Programs at if you have any questions about the online modules. For questions about the Academic Advising process, please email or call (501) 450-5149.