The freshman orientation program is designed for students who are 2020 high school graduates or who have graduated in the past few years.

The orientation program for incoming freshmen is designed to assist you with your transition into your first year of college.  The orientation program will consist of an introduction to your chosen academic program, computer support, informative sessions about campus procedures and policies, how to get involved in campus activities, opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and other new students, curriculum, academic support services, degree requirements, and registering for Fall 2020 classes. 

How to Register for Orientation


Summer 2020 Orientation Sessions

Note that the June and July orientation dates will be virtual. The August orientation will be on campus. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Virtual Format

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Virtual Format

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Virtual Format

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In-person on campus


Program Schedule

The orientations in June and July will be held virtually. Log-in instructions will be sent via email before your scheduled orientation program.

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in/Log-in
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome and information about the orientation program
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Learn how to navigate through Self Service Carolina (SSC), Blackboard, and other platforms to help you succeed.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Walk through the curriculum and requirements for your major with a faculty member and a Q&A session
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Information session with your Pacesetter group
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Closing session for questions and answers. 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Optional educational sessions (1:00-2:00; 2:30-3:30; and 4:00-5:00)

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