New Student Orientation

WELCOME,
NEW BLUE HOSE!

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation provides meaningful programs and opportunities to support the transition and engagement of new students and their families to the academic, cultural, and social environment of Presbyterian College. All new students will get to participate in one of our New Student Orientation sessions to connect with students, faculty, and staff prior to beginning classes in the Fall.

New Student Orientation 2021 dates have been set:
Zoom Calls with Orientation Groups (students only, choose one): June 10, 11, 14, or 15
In Person Orientation Days (students and guests, choose one): June 18, 24, or 25

New students will have the option to choose what days work best for their schedule. In the meantime, new students can login to their student portal to complete checklists, get status updates, and review personal information.

New Student Orientation Topics

Meet your
Orientation Group:

Welcome to the Blue Hose Family

Campus
Experience:

Living Large at PC

Tips from OLs & Campus Resources:
Tools of the College Trade

Get Involved:
Events, Weekends, and Clubs!

2021 Orientation Schedule

9:30 – 10 a.m.: Orientation Check-In

10 – 10:30 a.m.: Opening Session and Welcome

We are so glad you can join us! Hear from administration and get excited to meet your fellow classmates!

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.: Introduction of Orientation Leaders

Students will find their orientation groups and leave the auditorium to join them. (See back of IDs for your orientation group.)

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.: PC Connect with Orientation Group (Students)

Come together to celebrate the unique stories and experiences you bring to PC! Get to know your fellow Blue Hose and plan the rest of your time during NSO.

Are you Smarter than a PC Student? (Parents)

Stay tuned and participate in our game show! Hear from current PC parents and learn about how to get involved at PC!

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.: Academic Sessions

Hear from faculty about academics at PC! Professors in each of the four categories below can answer any questions you may have:

  • Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics
  • Social Sciences: business, economics, education, political science, psychology
  • Humanities: english, foreign language, history philosophy, religion
  • Arts: art, art history, music

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Lunch with New Friends

Grab a bite to eat, hang with new friends, swap contact information, and connect with your new PC family with music, games, and of course FOOD!

1:30 – 5 p.m.: Campus Departments

Departments on campus will be in Springs for you to talk to staff about any questions you may still have. Meet with Financial Aid, talk to Student Accounts, see the Registrar, or chat with Campus Police and more.

2:30 – 4: 30 p.m.: A Wild GooseChase and TieDye

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Covid Vaccine Clinic (Free to All)

3 – 4 p.m.: Tour a Room in Your Residence Hall

Envision yourself in your new space. Be sure to take pictures!

4 – 5 p.m.: Athletic Meeting (ATHLETES AND GUESTS ONLY)

We can't wait to see you for New Student Orientation!
In the mean time, learn more about our Orientation Leaders below.

2021 Orientation Leaders

Will Armstrong | 2020 NSO Mentor | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Wil Armstrong
Class of 2023
Gray Court, S.C.
Physics and History

Morgan Bass
Class of 2024
Hartsville, S.C.
English

Rider Bodkin
Class of 2022
Summerville, S.C.
Biochemistry

Jordan Cook
Class of 2024
Florence, S.C.
Biology – Pre-Pharmacy

Grace Durham
Class of 2023
Spartanburg, S.C.
Psychology

Jada Goode
Class of 2024
Spartanburg, S.C.
Early Childhood Education

Jami Henderson
Class of 2024
Little River, S.C.
Biology – Pharmacy Concentration

Lillian Humphries
Class of 2022
Taylors, S.C.
Business – Concentration in Management

Jeremiah Jackson
Class of 2023
Lexington, S.C.
Computational Biology & Mathematics

Gracen | 2020 NSO Mentor | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Gracen Price
Class of 2023
Ninety Six, S.C.
Psychology

Brendan Shaw
Class of 2023
Charleston, S.C.
History

Brandon Stiff
Class of 2024
Lake Wylie, S.C.
Biology & Psychology

Cole Taylor
Class of 2023
Chester, S.C.
Biology

Caitlyn Tompkins
Class of 2024
Simpsonville, S.C.
Psychology

Kennedy Wright
Class of 2023
Greenville, S.C.
Business Administration

Online Forms & Requirements

In addition to finding a roommate and packing for the fall, there are a few more tasks for you to check off your list this summer. Please take some time to complete the following online requirements and forms prior to your arrival to campus. Also, the medical form is mandatory for ALL incoming students. Athletes, these forms are in addition to any athletics forms.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

• Contact Your Academic Advisor (if already assigned): Be sure to connect with your academic advisor to discuss your course selection and registration for the fall semester. Information about your advisor will be sent to your personal and PC emails after your enrollment deposit is processed.

• Campus Clarity: This is an alcohol education course that is mandatory for all new students to complete. When the course is ready to view, you will receive instructions to your PC email on how to complete it.

If you need assistance with New Student Orientation,
please contact Taylor Dement at tdement@presby.edu or 864-833-8475.