Northern Arizona University kicked off its first Freshman Orientation session last week and will hold seven more sessions through Aug. 21.

More than 1,500 students have attended the first four sessions and the university expects overall numbers to be up significantly from last year. The two-day event brings students and their families to campus and is a key step in the transition to college life.

During Orientation incoming students participate in workshops, complete placement exams, have the opportunity to meet with academic advisers and stay overnight in a residence hall.

New students have taken over social media to share their excitement and display their Lumberjack pride, showing off their Fear the Frosh shirts and capturing the start of college life with hashtags #NAUorientation and #NAUbound. Check out what they have to say about NAU in the social media feed below.

Family members also participate in Parent and Family Orientation which runs concurrently with the student sessions.

Two sessions are planned each week, with the majority of sessions occurring in June. The final session is Aug. 21-23.