During the New Student Orientation sessions (held throughout the month of June), students will become familiar with the most important aspects of the TIDES Program as well as provide you with the opportunity to hear from TIDES instructors offering courses this fall & hear about different activities that some of the classes participate in.

In this section, you will find TIDES Course Descriptions and answers to frequently asked questions. We also encourage you to explore the helpful Do’s & Don’ts suggestions that will aid you when narrowing down your TIDES selection as well as subject flyers to examine TIDES courses aimed towards a particular topic or area of interest.

The dates of the 2013 orientation sessions are listed below. For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation site at

2014 Session Dates & Fees

  • Session 1:  Thursday, May 29 – Friday, May 30
  • Session 2:  Monday, June 2 – Tuesday, June 3
  • Session 3:  Thursday, June 5 – Friday, June 6
  • Session 4:  Monday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 10
  • Session 5:  Thursday, June 12 – Friday, June 13
  • Session 6:  Monday, June 16 – Tuesday, June 17
  • Session 7:  Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22*
  • Session 8:  Tuesday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 25
  • Session 9:  Thursday, June 26 – Friday, June 27

*As Session 7 falls over a weekend, please note that most University offices will be closed Saturday and Sunday and will not be available for drop-in visits or individual appointments outside of their participation in the New Student Orientation schedule.

TIDES Course Descriptions (Brief):

TIDES Course Descriptions (Full)

Do's & Don'ts for Picking TIDES Classes

Have a particular topic of interest or a certain major you are leaning towards & would like to find a
TIDES course to match? Check out our “Interested In” flyers.

TIDES Courses are divided into the categories listed below:

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