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2014 New Student Orientation – UC Charleston Campus

August 22nd – August 24th

Welcome to the Golden Eagle family!  All of us at UC are excited that you will be joining our community this fall and are looking forward to meeting you at New Student Orientation.  This event is an important step in making the transition to life at the University of Charleston.  New Student Orientation is a MANDATORY event where students will meet their mentors and peer educators, make new friends, and start earning academic credit.

Before you arrive

Please look at the attached checklist that will let you know which items you need to bring, or complete before you come to campus. 

My UC-Charleston Checklist.pdf 

Fall Check-In Process & Residential Student Move-In 

Date:  Friday, August 22nd 

Time:  9:00am – 1:00pm 

Location:  Rotunda, Riggleman Hall 

All new students (Freshmen & Transfers) will need to complete the Fall Check-In process.  The Check-In Process takes place in the Rotunda of Riggleman Hall (see CAMPUS MAP).  Students will pick up their class schedules and an individualized checklist, then complete the checklist by visiting one or more of these friendly offices: 

  1.  StudentSolutions Center: 
    1. Get your student ID card
    2. Billing – Pay any balance due
    3. Add Eagle Bucks to your account
  2. Financial Aid: 
    1. Last minute paperwork or signatures needed
  3. Information Technology: 
    1. Verify UC log-in information (must be done prior to the IT session on Saturday!)
  4. Parking Permits: 
    1. Parking permits will be distributed to students who will have a vehicle on campus
    2. If a student will not have a vehicle on campus, then s/he must sign a parking waiver to avoid being billed.
  5. Check-Out Table: 
    1. Turn in your completed checklist
    2. Residential students pick up a Residence Hall ticket

**Residential Students

All new residential students must complete the Fall Check-In process and obtain a ticket before they can move into their assigned residence hall room.  A limited number of shopping carts and helpful upperclassmen will be available to assist with the move-in process.



PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO formal Parent Orientation meetings.  Instead, members of our staff will be in the Riggleman rotunda (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and the Geary Student Union lobby (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) to provide you with all the answers and resources you need. 

Please stop by the Parent Resource Table any time during the Fall Check-In Process.

  • Sign up to receive the parent newsletter
  • Learn more about the services offered by Advance Healthcare @UC (health clinic, counseling, and pharmacy services)
  • Get answers to individual questions about opportunities and resources for you and your student

Orientation Schedules* 

Freshmen Orientation Schedule 

Transfer Orientation Schedule 

*All orientation schedules are subject to change.

Questions . . . ? 

If you have any questions about 2014 New Student Orientation, please contact Meghan Sparrow, Coordinator of Student Programs, in the Office of Student Life at 304-357-4741 or email

Orientation Schedules

First-Year Students  

Transfer Students 

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