The new student orientation is designed to provide 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.
During the orientation, new students registered for parking passes, took photos for their IDs, and attended sessions on academic programs, academic success, and co-curricular interests. Family members and other guests attended a session hosted by the Parents Council and on the family transition.
Students were broken into groups led by new student mentors to guide them through the orientation activities. One highlight of the orientation event was a sprit competition where students competed to earn points for their orientation groups.
Both orientation programs were concluded with a “final countdown” session where students took their first photos as the class of 2021 and saw the exact time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds to when they begin their journey as Blue Hose.
A third orientation event will be held for incoming students on Aug. 18.