Fall Orientation | August 23-26, 2019

This information is for new First-Year Student Orientation. However, transfer Students with less than 24 credit hours must attend Fall Orientation. Transfer Student Orientation will take place on Monday, August 26th from 1:30pm - 5:00pm. 

Cultivate the Whole You at Fall Orientation! 

Fall Orientation will help you get acclimated to your new community starting with a warm welcome from our Helping Hands moving crew to the official Welcome Ceremony on Friday. During Orientation you will have the opportunity to attend many sessions on college success to help get you on the right track with your studies and prepare you for new academic responsibilities, as well as unique Columbia College sessions to teach you all about the traditions and culture of our campus. 

Socially, you will have the chance to get to know other members of the Class of 2023. In your Orientation Group sessions, you will share stories, complete a community service project, and prepare for the exciting LipSync Battle! You will also have the chance to begin developing a significant relationship with your Orientation Leader (OL), an upper-class leader. 

Participating in Orientation is the best way to start your journey at Columbia College! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Activities at 803.786.3663. 

Fall Orientation Highlights 

Students will check in for the fall semester (and get a residence hall key if living on campus) at Edens Library between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23. Commuter students check in between 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Friday, August 23 

  • Check-in & Move-In 
  • Commuter Student Reception 
  • Orientation Kick-Off 
  • Orientation Group Meetings 
  • Residence Hall Floor Meetings 
  • Social: Project 23

Saturday, August 24 

  • Columbia College Day of Service 
  • Getting Involved in Campus Life Presentation 
  • Social: THINKFAST, a Game Show Just for the Class of 2023! 

Sunday, August 25 

  • Sessions on Community, Technology, Student Success, and Safety 
  • President Moore’s Hawaiian Luau Dinner 
  • Social: Pajama Party 

Monday, August 26 

  • Social: Riverbanks Zoo 
  • Alpha Service & First-Year Communion 
  • Sessions on Healthy Relationships and Classroom Success 
  • Lip Sync Battle and Closing Ceremony 

Tuesday, August 27 

  • Shuttles to Walmart & Target 
  • Welcome Back Pool Party hosted by Student Activities and the Columbia College Activities Board (CCAB) 

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What to Wear

Attire for the move-in is cool, comfy, and purple! You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater for air conditioned buildings. Hotels: Leave current information up 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Activities at 803.786.3663.