I just finished my orientation at the University of Georgia and boy was it exhausting! They had us go from room to room to session to session, each with more information to the next. The orientation leaders were wonderful and I made a few friends! The whole process got me really excited for going to college in the fall - I was sad I couldn't just move in and get going while I was there. That being said, both of the two days were very, very long and I couldn't have survived without a few key items.
1. Large Purse or Backpack
You're going to get a lot of stuff. Papers, pens, t-shirts, folders, toothbrushes (yes, we got free toothbrushes), etc. It's not fun to carry all of this stuff in your hands as you walk around campus, so you'll want something to carry them in.
2. Water Bottle
Unless you're going to college in Antarctica, it's probably going to be very hot during your orientation (if it's during the summer). Don't be that one person that passes out from lack of hydration.
3. A Notebook and Pen
So, so much information is going to be thrown at you in a very short amount of time that it's practically impossible to remember it all. Write it down!
4. Makeup Compacts/Mini Hairbrush
Orientation days are long. You most likely won't have much downtime so it's important to have anything you need to touch up makeup/hair while you're on the go.
5. ID Numbers/Paperwork
Chances are that you'll need any ID numbers the school has assigned to you since you'll probably get an ID card or something else while you're there. You might also need transcripts, health forms, etc.
And most of all, have fun! It's the beginning of an exciting journey.