The Welcome Weekend within the Office of Orientation and Transitions is a new student program that exists for the purpose of creating a smooth, comfortable, and safe transition into Azusa Pacific University. New students and families alike are provided with a Christ-centered welcome to the university setting that is innovative, informative, energetic, and meaningful. As a result, new students feel at home and families feel connected and involved with APU.

For further details, visit the Welcome Weekend schedule, email orientation@apu.edu, or call (626) 815-2083.

New Student Adventures

Love the outdoors? Want to get to know some of your classmates before coming to campus? In addition to Welcome Weekend, APU offers New Student Adventures for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Spend time in God’s creation, meet new friends, and enjoy an adventurous start to your college experience. Visit the New Student Adventures page to find out how to participate.


Each new student is billed a $100 fee on their tuition and fees account for Welcome Weekend. All family members are charged $50 separately. These prices include a Welcome Weekend T-shirt for each registrant (student and family), activities and entertainment, and some meals. All students must register online for Welcome Weekend. If you have further questions or concerns, please call (626) 815-2083 or email orientation@apu.edu.