Spring Orientation Information Coming Soon

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Orientation Check-in

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Campus IDs and Parking Pass Registration

Make sure to take your photo for your PC ID and register for your parking pass.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Optional New Residence Hall “Hard Hat” Tour

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Opening Session and Welcome

Welcome to New Student Orientation! Hear from administration and get excited for what’s in store at Orientation and during your career at PC!

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Meet your Orientation Group (Students Only)

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Students Lunch

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Orientation Groups in Classrooms  – Academic Technology from a Student User Perspective

1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. 

Academic Interest Sessions

Connect with potential faculty and staff from academic areas that you may be interested in to hear about the field of study, expectations for students, important course work and resources, and ask questions. You may choose two sessions to attend. 

Session 1: 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., 10 minute break between

Session 2: 1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m

Session Title Session Leaders Location
Biology and Environmental SciencesTBDTBD
Business and EconomicsTBDTBD
Chemistry and BiochemistryTBDTBD
Dual Degree Engineering/ Physics and MathematicsTBDTBD
English and Modern Foreign LanguagesTBDTBD
Exploring Majors and Career PathsTBDTBD
Health Sciences: PA, PT, OT, NursingTBDTBD
Political ScienceTBDTBD
Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-DentalTBDTBD
Pre-Pharmacy, PharmacyTBDTBD
Religion/ Philosophy and Christian Education and Pre-TheologyTBDTBD

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Recharge & Refresh

Take a couple of minutes to relax or grab refreshments on Neville Front Steps. Check your phone or catch up with friends. Mingle with PC faculty, staff, and returning students to ask questions you may still have.

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Preparing for Success

Choose two sessions to attend. 

Session 1: 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Session 2: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Session Title Session Leaders Location
Career Exploration: Career Development & InternshipsTBDTBD
First Scholars and Families: College can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are the first in your family to attend college. Learn more about the basics, PC vocabulary, and keys to success.TBDTBD
Money Matter: Paying for CollegeTBDTBD
Pathways to First Year Success: Writing Center, Tutoring, and LibraryTBDTBD
Study Abroad 101: Explore the World Through Your StudiesTBDTBD
Technology at PC: Bannerweb and More Hear about important technology that you will need to utilize at PC.TBDTBD
Undergraduate ResearchTBDTBD
Compass: Chart Your Course The COLS 1000 course will help you put your best foot forward on the path to a successful academic transition to college.TBDTBD
Staying Healthy and Safe in CollegeTBDTBD

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Campus Life Fair (Students and Guests)

Academic Success

Fine Arts Opportunities

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Multicultural Programs at PC


Religious Life & Service

Staying Healthy and Safe in College

Student Leadership Opportunities

Residence Life/ Housing

Campus Police

5:30 p.m. 

Dinner, Greenville Dining Hall (GDH)

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Drop-In Reception at the President’s Home (Guests Only)

All guests are welcome to join President and Mrs. Staton at their home for a very casual drop-in. Small dessert selection provided. 

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Orientation Group Meeting #2 (Students Only) 

Meet up with your Orientation Group to debrief what you’ve learned so far and ask questions that you may not have gotten answered.  

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PC Connect (Students Only) 

You have been connecting with other students, faculty, and staff all day sharing stories about who you are and who you want to be. Come together to celebrate the unique stories and experiences you’ve shared with us!

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

PC Tie Dye Tees and Luau Party! (Students Only), Springs Student Center, 1st Floor

Dress in your Hawaiian best if you’d like! Join your class for some memorable fun. You won’t want to miss this! Enjoy a luau-themed evening with treats and fun programming sponsored by The Office of Student Involvement and New Student Orientation.

Please note that underage drinking is not permitted at any time and that PC is a dry campus during the summer. Conduct violations will result in appropriate conduct procedures.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

IMPORTANT: Turn in your room key and check-out of your residence hall

Please return your key to the Residence Life staff in the Georgia Hall lobby. It is only by returning your room key that you will receive your campus ID. If you are not able to store your items in your car, no problem! Drop them off in the Prayer Room on the first floor of Springs and pick them back up before you leave this afternoon.

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Visit a room in the residence hall! 

Take pictures, write down room dimensions (tape measures available by request) and picture yourself in your new space!

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Campus Experience (Students with New Student Mentor)

Students will experience campus in a storytelling format from a student perspective with the help of their New Student Mentor. Students will have intentional conversations with their group about critical issues for college students like making friends, alcohol, mental health, and diversity. They will also learn about and visit important locations/ resources to support them in their transition.

Campus Experience: Family and Friends (Guests with Staff)

Family and Friends will experience campus in a storytelling format from a PC staff member. Guests will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about critical issues for college students like making friends, alcohol, mental health, and diversity. They will also learn about and visit important locations/ resources to support them in their transition.

11:15 a.m. – Noon

Academic Success (Students Only)

Come hear about important keys to academic success at PC including the Honor Code, Starfish, utilizing your academic advisor, and what to expect from the college classroom.

Family and Friends Role in Academic Success (Guests Only)

Students experience a huge transition in the rigor of academics from high school to college so your relationship may also change in how you support them. Learn about what to expect as the parent or supporter of a student including advising, registration, FERPA, grades, and more. 

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

The Final Countdown!

Welcome to the family! Find out which group has won the Spirit Points Competition, countdown to Fall semester, and Get Your Blue On!

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Offices on campus will be open for you to talk to staff about any questions you may still have. Check in with Financial Aid, see the Registrar, or check out some of the opportunities you’re interested in. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time and drop-ins will be accommodated based on volume.  

*Residence halls open for tours

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Athletics Meeting (Student-Athletes and Guests of Student-Athletes)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Faculty-Led Advising Group Meetings

Seek assistance with completion of the course registration plan with a faculty member. Students will not register for classes during this season. Registration for new students opens July 15.