Fall Orientation

These live and interactive sessions will provide you with an opportunity to meet your peers and get to know the Orientation Leaders (OLs). These are upper-class students selected to help assist you with your transition to Columbia College. They are ready to answer all of your questions. Great news, you can attend as many sessions as you want! 

Important Dates

  • Move-In Day: Thursday, August 20
  • Fall Orientation: Thursday, August 20–Saturday, August 22

Your Orientation Journey Starts Here


Check-in provides a centralized place for you and your parents to meet with representatives from the complete the check-in process during this appointed time in order to confirm their class schedules. Attendance counts towards your LA 100 grade for all new first-year and transfer students registered in the course, and all Orientation sessions on Friday, August 21 through Saturday, August 22 are mandatory. We strongly encourage all other transfer students to still participate fully in the Orientation program in order to have a successful transition to Columbia College.

  • Pick up your Orientation materials in Edens Library on Thursday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Parking is available in Lots D, E, & F.

Resident Students: You must check-in before you can move into your residence hall. You will receive your residence hall room key only after you have completed the check-in process. We recommend you tape all of your items with your name and room number.

Commuter Students: Please check-in on Thursday, August 20 between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or Friday, August 21 between 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. During this time, you will also receive your personalized Orientation materials and Covid-19 kit (which includes your Columbia College face mask).

View more highlights and details for Fall Orientation in our newsletter.

Download the Navigate App to Get Started

The Navigate App is a free application you can find in your Apple App Store or Google Play. Once you log in with your Columbia College username and password (same as email) you will take a brief survey before gaining access to your Orientation Checklist.

DOWNLOAD APP: Android App | Apple App

Having trouble logging into Navigate app? Please contact Navigate@columbiasc.edu.

Parent Information

View Our Resources for Parents & Families:

Meet Some Members of the Parent & Family Advisory Council

Summer Orientation & Registration (S.O.A.R.)

We arrange several virtual sessions throughout the summer to connect you with faculty, staff, current students, and more. S.O.A.R. is designed to answer your most pressing questions and welcome you to the Columbia College community. We understand you may be feeling excited as well as overwhelmed as you transition to college life. With virtual sessions throughout the summer, our goal is to help you get prepared and excited about college life as a Koala!