Students relaxing in hammocks

We know there is a lot that goes into preparing for college life.

We’ve tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions, but we know you’ll have more questions. If you need assistance before your orientation date, please contact Taylor Dement at or 864-833-8475.

What is Orientation?

New Student Orientation is a program designed for you and your parents or guests to spend a day-and-a-half on campus prior to moving in for classes. You will spend time:

  • Meeting with new and current students in Orientation Groups
  • Hearing about campus resources, opportunities, and academic offerings
  • Stay in a residence hall

As a parent, why should I attend Orientation?

We love having parents and guests at Orientation because it gives us a chance to meet you. You will also get an opportunity to:

  • Learn about services, resources, and opportunities for your student while they are at PC
  • Understand how you can support and encourage your student
  • Hear about academic requirements required for degree completion
  • Meet other new PC parents and families as well as current students, faculty, and staff
  • Connect with members of PC’s Parent’s Council and learn how you can be involved

Who do I contact regarding Orientation?

Taylor Dement is the Assistant Director of Student Involvement: Orientation and Events. He can assist you with any questions or direct you to the correct office. Contact him at or (864) 833-8475 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What do I need to bring to Orientation?

  • Casual clothes, suitable for the weather
  • Completed health forms (can be found in: Requirements)
  • Umbrella and jacket
  • Photo ID (can be Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • Pen and Paper
  • Sheets (XL Twin), pillow, blanket for bedding
  • Towels, Toiletries
  • List of questions to ask faculty and staff

What is Blue Pride?

Blue Pride is everything you love about PC! Our school colors, “Blue Pride Friday”, where the whole campus wears blue, celebrating with Scotty the Scotsman, and singing PC’s fight song are just some of the ways we show our Blue Pride!

Use #BeABlueHose while you’re here on campus! And make sure to keep updated on all the Campus Life events and activities going on by following @PCCampusLife!

Where can parents and guests stay during Orientation?

Check out our Local Resources for more information about Clinton and accommodations. We think you will enjoy the Clinton Community and surrounding areas.

What is the Honor Code?

The Honor Code is a cornerstone of the PC community, and it is one of PC’s greatest assets and traditions. All new students must complete the Honor Code Test prior to enrolling classes. You can find the Honor Code in PC’s Blue Book.

Are student and guest sessions the same at Orientation?

Students and guests attend some sessions together and some sessions separately. For more details, please view the Orientation Schedule of Events (left).

If I attended Admitted Students Day, should I still come to Orientation?

Yes. Orientation is different from Admitted Students Day because it is designed to prepare you for your first semester at PC. You will meet academic advisers, campus staff members, and other new Blue Hose!

Log into your Moodle account to take the Honor Code Test. If you do not remember your log-in, click on the “forgot your password?” link on the log-in home page.