8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Orientation Check-in, Springs Student Center 1st Floor

Campus IDs and Parking Pass Registration, Campus Police Office (corner of 5th Avenue & S. Holland)

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, Starts at Springs Patio

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Opening Session and WelcomeBelk Auditorium

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)West Plaza

11 a.m. – Noon

Family and Friends Welcome (Guests Only), Belk Auditorium

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Students Lunch, Greenville Dining Hall

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Guests Lunch, Greenville Dining Hall

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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

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
ArtMark AndersonNeville 103
Biology and Environmental SciencesDr. Rachel Pigg and Dr. Jim WetzelEdmunds Hall
Business and EconomicsDr. Jerry SliceNeville 121
Chemistry and BiochemistryDr. Wally OttNeville 105
Dual Degree Engineering/ Physics and MathematicsDr. Kara ShavoNeville 106
EducationDr. Patti JonesNeville 109
EnglishDr. Kendra HamiltonNeville 110
Exploring Majors and Career PathsMs. Kim LaneNeville Auditorium
HistoryDr. Jaclyn SumnerNeville 206
Political ScienceDr. Justin LanceNeville 222
Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PharmacyDr. Austin ShullNeville 305
Pre-LawDr. Erin McAdamsNeville 306
Military Science (ROTC)Ms. Cynthia MurphyNeville 205
PsychologyDr. Kate AndersonNeville 321
Religion/ Philosophy and Christian Education and Pre-TheologyDr. Kirk NolanNeville 322

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Recharge & Refresh, Neville Steps

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. Rain location: Cornelson Center Lobby

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 & InternshipsLynn DownieNeville 102
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.Drew Peterson and StaffNeville 109
Money Matter: Paying for CollegeFinancial AidBelk Auditorium
Pathways to First Year Success: Writing Center, Tutoring, and LibraryJonathan Butler, Betsy Byrd, Dr. Amy DavisEdmunds Hall
Study Abroad 101: Explore the World Through Your StudiesAdriana Smith and Caleb McGillNeville 121
Technology at PC: Bannerweb and More Hear about important technology that you will need to utilize at PC.Dr. Rob Howiler and Penny GinnNeville 122
Staying Healthy and Safe in CollegeLarry Mulhall and Jackie WaldronChapman Auditorium (Jacobs)

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
Scotsman Club
Parents Council

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), Various Locations

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. – 11 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.

Breakfast, Greenville Dining Hall

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)Starts at Springs Student Center Patio

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), Edmunds Halls

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)Belk Auditorium

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!Belk Auditorium

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), Edmunds Hall

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Faculty-Led Advising Group Meetings, Neville Hall, various classrooms

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