Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orientation?

The Orientation program is designed to help new PC students (both first year students and transfer students) 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…Orientation Leaders! We have social activities to help students start the process of making new friends with their classmates, the Class of 2019. It is important to note: students are required and expected to participate in one of orientation sessions

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • See a room in their residence hall (possibly even see their actual room…)
  • Meet the Orientation Leaders
  • Get to know faculty and staff
  • Have their class schedule finalized and any questions about their classes…answered!
  • 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 during the same time as new student orientaiton. 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 financial aid, study abroad opportunities, internships, ROTC, as well as an opportunity to meet with your student’s academic advisor.

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) 833-8380 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or email us at orientation@presby.edu.

How do I pay the Orientation fee?
All fees must be paid to reserve your spot in an Orientation session. To learn more about the Orientation fee and how to submit your fee, please click here.  All new students attending Orientation will be charged a new student orientation fee of $150. Each guest of a new student will be charged $35.00.

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. And South Carolina can get pretty hot during the summer so, again wear comfortable clothing. It is also a good idea to bring and umbrella – rain showers can happen frequently!

What do I need to bring for Orientation?

  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit!
  • Your completed health forms if you have not already submitted them
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • An umbrella and a jacket
  • Photo ID (valid driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Pen and paper (be prepared to learn a lot)
  • Chargers for electronics
  • List of questions for your advisor and other campus offices
  • Set of extra-long twin-sized sheets (or two twin-sized flat sheets), a pillow, a blanket, towels, toiletries, and an alarm clock
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Your Blue Pride!

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!

Be sure to check out PC’s Blue Pride on Twitter @PCBluePride and use the hashtag #PCBluePride when mentioning your Blue Pride!

Is there a online map of campus?
Absolutely!

Where can I find more information about the Clinton community?
PC has put together a great local resources page we think you will enjoy!

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Heather Rush, hlrush@presby.edu, (864) 833-8380