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Family Information

Orientation 2013: Family Information

We recognize that going to college involves the whole family, and we’re happy that you will be joining the UC community this fall along with your student.  New Student Orientation begins Friday evening, August 23, and continues through the weekend.  The parent and family session is Saturday, August 24, 2013, beginning with Opening Session at 8:30 a.m. in Geary Auditorium, and concluding with brunch at 11:00. Click here for the parent and family schedule.

This year's orientation theme is "Start Something That Matters," based on a book by the same name. Feel free to read it along with your student.  During Parent and Family Orientation, we invite you to learn more about what to expect as your student begins his or her academic career, hear insights into the Charleston community, and explore the resources and support that are available to you and your student. 

Our website is designed to provide you with important information as you and your student prepare to join the UC community. Find more details at Fall 2013 Orientation and Move-In Day.

If you have any questions about Parent and Family Orientation, please feel free to contact Bridgette Borst, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 304-357-4925 or email

Orientation Schedules

First-Year Students  

Transfer Students 

Parents & Families 

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