2017 New Student Orientation

June 22-23, 2017  & June 29-30, 2017

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Orientation Check-in, Springs Student Center - 1st Floor

Check-in in Springs Student Center to receive your Orientation materials and room information. An Orientation Leader will help you find the residence hall you’ll be staying in tonight.

  • Check-in with Campus Police for your Student ID Card photo and register for your Parking Pass. You’ll find your ID number in your check-in materials
  • Drop off your bags in your room
  • Check out the Scotsman’s Corner and get some spirit gear

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Campus IDs and Parking Pass Registratio, Springs Student Center - 1st Floor

Make sure you’ve taken your photo for your PC ID and registered for your parking pass.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Opening Session and Welcome, Edmunds Hall

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

11:30 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Meet your Orientation Group (Students Only), Outside Edmunds

Connect with other students in your Orientation Group to review the schedule and join the Spirit Competition to start earning points for your team. Will your team be the Champions?

  • Each new student is assigned to a small group facilitated by a New Student Mentor (NSM). You can find your group name on your nametag.

11:30p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Parents Council Welcome (Guests Only), Edmunds Hall

Welcome from staff and the PC Parents Council!

  • Hear from our Parents Council about opportunities to get involved

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Orientation Groups, Location: TBD

Students and their guests can sit with their Orientation Groups to hear about life at PC from a student perspective. Also, hear about what to expect from Academic Interest and Preparedness sessions.

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Academic Interest Sessions, Harrington-Peachtree and Jacobs Classrooms
Session 1: 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Session 2: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Connect with potential faculty and staff from academic areas that you may be interested in at PC.

  • Hear about the field of study, expectations for students in this academic area, important coursework, and resources, and ask questions.
  • Choose two sessions to attend. Sessions are still to be determined

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Recharge & Refresh, West Plaza (Rain location: Edmunds)

Take a couple minutes to relax, charge your phone, or grab some refreshments. Mingle with faculty and feel free to ask questions you may still have.

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Academic Preparedness, Harrington-Peachtree and Jacobs Classrooms
Session 1: 3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m., Session 2: 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Choose two sessions to attend

5 p.m.
Dinner location: TBD

Students and their guests can sit with their Orientation Groups to hear about life at PC from a student perspective. Also, hear about what to expect from Together We Can: Community Standards sessions and late night activities.

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Orientation Mentor Group Meeting #2

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

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Parents Reception at the President’s Home

6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Community Standards, Edmunds Auditorium

This is a required session for students only! We will discuss the PC community standards and learn critical information about key issues that may arise on college campuses. Together We Can: Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion, Understand Consent and Sexual Assault, Destigmatize Mental Health and seeking help, and Prevent Unhealthy Drug and Alcohol Use.

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Late Night Activities!, Springs Student Center, Floors 1-2

Enjoy an evening with dessert, pizza, and fun programming sponsored by The Office of Student Involvement and New Student Orientation.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Orientation Groups (Students & Guests), Greenville Dining Hall (GDH)

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
IMPORTANT: Turn in your room key and check-out of your residence hall room

  • Please return your key to the Residence Life staff in the 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!, Location: your residence hall

Take pictures, write down room dimensions (you will receive your very own PC tape measure), and picture yourself in your new space!

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Co-Curricular Interest Sessions, Harrington-Peachtree and Jacobs Classrooms
Session 1: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Session 2: 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

  • Choose two sessions to attend

11: 15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Academic Success (Students Only), Belk Auditorium

Come hear from our Dean of Academics and Provost regarding important keys to academic success at PC including using BannerWeb for course registration, Advising, and what to expect from the college classroom.

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Parent or Family Transition (Guests Only), Edmunds Auditorium

Whether you are sending your first or your last child off to college, the transition comes with challenges. Come hear from PC administration and staff about how you can support your student in their transition to PC and find comfort in your own transition.

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Final Countdown, Location: Edmunds Hall

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 p.m.
Optional Lunch available, Outside Edmunds Hall

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.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Athletics Meeting (Student Athletes & Families Only)