What is Blue Pride?
Simply put – Blue Pride is PC.
In addition to our school colors, everything PC students and alumni do has Blue Pride associated with it. Every Friday is designated as “Blue Pride Friday” and the entire campus community, students, staff and faculty, wear blue to show their BLUE PRIDE!
Blue Pride is:
- Honor, Faith & Reason, Service
- Being proud of the PC campus community and acting accordingly
- The enthusiasm and dedication every student and alum has towards PC
- Respecting each other
What is Orientation?
The orientation program is designed to help your son or daughter make a successful transition to PC and college life.
During Orientation, students have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisors who will explain PC’s academic requirements and answer any questions about academics at PC. In addition, students will learn about the variety of campus resources through staff and current students…HOSE Leaders! We have social activities to help students start the process of making new friends with their classmates, the Class of 2017. It is important to note: students are expected to participate in the entire four day orientation.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Move into their community hall
- Meet the HOSE Leaders (Orientation Leaders)
- Get to know faculty and staff
- Explore the campus and learn about the resources available to them
- Meet and get to know their peers!
- HAVE FUN!!!!!!
As a parent or family member, you are important to the PC community. While our students gain independence, we know that they will continue to turn to you for support, encouragement, advice and counsel. We offer an Orientation for parents and family members on the first day of orientation. You will learn about the College’s services, resources and have a chance to ask questions. The schedule includes a welcome from University administrators; breakout sessions on athletics, study abroad opportunities, internships, ROTC, as well as an opportunity to meet with your student’s academic advisor. The day will end with dinner with your student, as well as PC faculty and staff.
Why should I attend Orientation with my student?
We encourage parents and families to attend Orientation so they will be in a better position to encourage and support their student while he/she is pursuing a degree at PC. During Orientation, parents and families will learn the academic requirements necessary for their student to earn a degree and resources PC offers to help them succeed.
Who can I call with questions about Orientation?
The friendly and knowledgeable orientation staff is ready to answer your questions. Call (864) 833-8381 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long is orientation?
Parent and Family orientation – We have scheduled a full day of events for parents and families on the first day of orientation. The day starts at 8:00 am with orientation check-in and concludes at 7:00 pm with dinner. At that time, parents and families are asked to say “see you soon” to their student (not “goodbye” but rather “see you soon”). We have an evening full of activities planned for your student that will help them meet their peers and get to know the place they will be calling home for the next four years.
Student orientation – We have planned four jam-packed days of fun, excitement, information and BLUE PRIDE for the Class of 2017.
My student has mentioned “early-drop off” – what is that exactly?
We understand your student may have quite a few items to bring to campus. So, we have created an early drop-off time on (time and date TBD). Please note that this early drop-off time is simply just that: early drop off; this isn’t early room set-up, or early move-in. Don’t worry, your student will have plenty of time to do all that. If you can’t make it to early drop-off, no problem! Your student can move into the community hall the first day of orientation. About 40% of new incoming students participate in early drop-off.
If you are planning to participate in early drop off, please review the local accommodations (http://www.sciway.net/hotels/clinton.html) for places to stay in the Clinton area.
Where is check-in for orientation?
Check-in for orientation will take place at Springs Student Center starting at 8:00 am the first day of orientation.
Where can I park during orientation?
During orientation please park in the lot of your student’s community hall. Once there, you can walk to Springs Student Center to check-in for orientation and your student can have his/her ID made. The student center is just a short walk from anywhere on campus.
What do we wear during orientation?
Dress is casual during orientation. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you will be doing a considerable amount of walking during the program. It is also a good idea to bring and umbrella – rain showers can happen frequently!