Four Day Orientation

Our Orientation program is designed to provide new students with information and social opportunities to assist in a smooth transition to Kettering University.

The mandatory program is called COMPASS, Campus Orientation Meetings to Prepare for Academic and Social Success, and takes place on campus during the four days before the first day of class in each section. (Students starting in January and April attend orientation the Friday before classes begin.) 

Spring B-Section Orientation: April 1, 2016
Summer A-Section Orientation:
July 7-10, 2016
Fall B-Section Orientation: September 29-October 2, 2016
Winter A-Section Orientation: January 6, 2017


Summer A- Section Camp Compass:
July 4-6 (registration deadline: June 30)
Fall B-Section Camp Compass:
September 26-28 (registration deadline: September 18)

Jump start your first year at Kettering University by participating in our optional leadership development camp, Camp COMPASS! Facilitated by professionals, participants and upperclass orientation leaders learn leadership, problem-solving and team-building skills through high ropes, low ropes, climbing walls and towers and cooperative initiatives.

COMPASS is planned by upperclass students who have already experienced the "first day of class" and can provide valuable input on "what new students need to know" to be successful at Kettering. 

For more information contact:

Deborah Stewart
Director of Student Life Programs
3-120 Campus Center
1-800-955-4464 ext. 9679

Math Placement Examination

The Mathematics Placement Examination is for new freshmen and new transfer students entering Kettering University. University policy states that all entering students who have not received transfer credit or Advance Placement credit for the first calculus course, MATH-101, are required to take the MP Exam. Kettering offers this Exam on-line for students to take before the start of their 1st term. Visit the Math Placement Examination page for exam instructions.

Honors Calculus II is available to those students who qualify.