Sign Up Now This is a three-hour session, and your attendance and participation is required for the duration of the seminar. If you do not complete orientation, you will be unable to register for classes. In order to sign-up, you must have an 8-digit Banner ID number (@87654321). Taking the challenge essay? Before you sign up for New Student Orientation, you must wait at least one week after completing your essay for processing. Failure to wait the full week may result in the following: return visits to campus rescheduling of your appointment delayed registration The Challenge Essay date can be found at the top of the packet. No, I do not need to take the essay.