Orientation is a two-day program designed to help new students make a smooth transition to the College. All new students are expected to participate in orientation before classes begin.
Each student's schedule will be different and is determined by necessary meetings and advising appointments, etc. Students will receive their personalized schedules at check-in for orientation.
There is one general schedule that participants receive at family orientation check-in. Family members may choose from any of the activities listed on their schedule. Please note that some activities listed on the student schedule, such as advising and registration, are for students only due to space limitations.
Individual schedules for the students and families will be given out during check-in on the first day of each orientation session.
The first day of orientation begins with check in between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. in Cougar Mall. Cougar Mall is located between Maybank Hall and the Robert Scott Small building. The entrance is on Calhoun St. Orientation interns will be available around campus to give you directions to check-in.
The second day of orientation begins between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. depending on the student's personalized schedule, which they will receive on the first day. Students and families should plan for orientation activities to end on both days between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m., depending on the student's individualized schedule.
Additional information and maps will be included in the informational booklet.
Please note that the session times and room locations may change before the orientation. Students and families will receive an updated schedule during check-in, and that will contain the latest information.
Sample schedules for the summer 2017 orientation sessions will be posted on June 1, 2017.
If you have questions regarding orientation, please e-mail or call the office at 843.953.2017.