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Freshman Orientation


The freshman orientation program is designed for students who are 2022 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 2022 classes. 

How to Register for Orientation

Orientation Sessions

Session 1

Friday, April 15

Session 2

Thursday, June 16

Session 3

Tuesday, June 21

Session 4

Tuesday, July 12

Session 5

Tuesday, August 16

August Program Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Program
12:30 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:25 - 5:00 PM Program
5:00 - 6:00 PM Computer lab assistance
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner

Location: Etherredge Center

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Freshman Convocation

Freshman Convocation, on Wednesday, August 17, is the final event of orientation. Students will be introduced to faculty and staff and will learn what it means to be a member of the UofSC Aiken community. 

The day will close with a free student event in the evening.