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 should 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
NEW BLUE HOSE!
2022 Orientation Schedule
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Opening Session and Welcome
9:30 am – 10:00 am
We are so glad you can join us! Hear from administration and get excited to meet your fellow classmates!
Academic Session Prelude
10:00 am – 10:20 am
Various Locations (see below)
- Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, computer science mathematics, physics – Belk Auditorium
- Social Sciences: business, economics, education, psychology, political science, sociology – Kuhne Auditorium
- Humanities: English, foreign language, history, philosophy, religion – HP Amphitheater
- Arts: art, art history, music – Neville 121
Hear from faculty across disciplines about experiences that start in the classroom, but take you far beyond. Students and guests may attend the same session or different sessions.
Introduction of Orientation Leaders
11:20 am – 10:30 am
Students will find their orientation groups and leave the auditorium to join them. See back of IDs for your orientation group.
PC Connect with Orientation Group
11:30 am – 12:10 am
Students Only – PC Connect with Orientation Group – Various Locations, with Orientation Leader
Guests Only – Are You Smarter than a PC Student? – Belk Auditorium, with Orientation Leader
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.
Stay tuned and participate in our game show! Hear from our current PC parents and learn about how to get involved at PC.
Lunch with New Friends
12:15 pm – 1:50 pm
Grab a bite to eat, hang with new friends, swap contact information, and connect with PC faculty and staff with music, games, and of course FOOD!
Tour a Room in Your Residence Hall
1:15 pm – 1:50 pm
Georgia, Smyth, Clinton, Belk
Envision yourself in your new space with an in-person look – be sure to take pictures and plan with your roommate! This is a drop-in tour.
Blue Hose Essentials
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Hear from the Residence Life office, the Financial Aid office, and other offices across campus. They’ll share important reminders and information to help you prepare for the fall.
Visit Campus Departments
2:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Springs Student Center
One-stop shop where you can talk to staff and ask any questions you may still have. Meet with Financial Aid, talk to Student Accounts, see the Registrar, or chat with Academic Success or Career Development and more. Use your checklist card to make sure you hit everything!
Make a Memory
2:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Springs Student Center Lawn
Grab a new friend, your orientation group, or anyone you see and play a game, tye dye t-shirts, listen to music, or explore campus even more!
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
ATHLETES AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY
Hear from key athletics staff including the athletic director about what it means to play Blue Hose Sports. Meet your fellow athletes.
If you need assistance with New Student Orientation, please contact Carson Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-833-8554.
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.
If you plan to have a vehicle on campus, it must be registered.
• 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.