Prior to Girls State you will have an opportunity to attend an orientation. The orientations are scheduled by the American Legion Auxiliary District Presidents and conducted by current and former Girls State staff and citizens.

Attending an orientation is an excellent way to ask questions about Girls State, to make sure you have received and returned all the necessary paperwork, to meet other citizens, to gather tips on campaigning, and collect ideas for what to bring to Girls State.

Your parents or other family members are encouraged to attend with you.

If you are not able to attend the orientation scheduled in your area, you may attend any orientation held across the state.