What you can expect the first few days on campus

What you can expect the first few days on campus

After you’ve moved in to college, you may feel a little nervous about being away from home for the first time. If so, don’t worry. It’s normal.

Any butterflies in your stomach shouldn’t last too long.

We’re going to roll out the tartan carpet just for you!

Welcome to the Week of Welcome

You’ll move onto campus on August 18 two days before Week of Welcome begins on August 20.

During our Week of Welcome, you’ll get acquainted with the PC campus, the Clinton community, and your fellow Blue Hose.

Sure, you’re going to learn stuff like finding classes, the Honor Code, and picking a major.

But there will also be plenty of opportunities to socialize and get involved as soon as you get here.

President Staton will host a dinner at the President’s House from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18. If you’re questioning how fun (or tasty) that will be, two words: walking tacos. Snack bags of chips are filled with taco meat and other toppings, so you’ll be able to mingle while you eat.

Residence Life will put on a few more events later that night.

From 8:15-9 p.m., you’ll meet with your resident assistant and other students on your residence hall.

A “Food, Friends and Fun” event is planned at Greenville Dining Hall (also known as GDH) until midnight.

Over the next few days, you may want to learn your surroundings and socialize more. We’ll give you a head start.

Carolina Shag Company will offer shag lessons on Aug. 19 at Springs Gym. What’s the shag? It’s our state dance and one of our many PC traditions.

You’ll be able to put your lessons to the test at the Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ event on Aug. 25 at Bailey Stadium.

Dancing not your thing? Maybe you’ll enjoy watching a concert or attending a block party in downtown Clinton, cheering on the Blue Hose in soccer, or participating in trivia/game nights. You can do that throughout the week.

We’re just touching the surface here of first-week events, and we don’t want you to miss any of it.

Visit this link for more move-in information before you get settled in: WOW Schedule »

Next week, we’ll let you know how you can get involved on campus, starting with how to sign up.