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January Orientation

Get all of the resources you need before you check-in for Bulldog Beginnings! All new students starting in January 2023 are required to join the virtual orientation session on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. During virtual orientation, you will go over what to expect academically, talk about financial aid and the bill, along with hearing from the office of residence life for residential students.

Bulldog Beginnings

All new students are required to come to their Bulldog Beginnings Experience on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Students will check-in at Route 1896 in Stegall Hall at the Bulldog Central Office. All students will pick up their Student ID, and residential students will get their room key and get to move-into their residence hall.

After that, all students will attend the Bulldog Beginnings Sessions from noon to 4 p.m. the rest of the afternoon. Bulldog Beginnings is required for all incoming students.

First page of the PDF file: January2023BulldogBeginnings

Parents & Families

Parents and families are encouraged to attend both the virtual orientation and Bulldog Beginnings. Parents and families can register for the Virtual Orientation here. You will need to create a free Zoom Account to join. To view the virtual orientation schedule, please click here. For Bulldog Beginnings, parents and families are welcome to come with their student to all or sessions available. For lodging options, please click here.


Adam Penland
Director of New Student Orientation
(704) 233-8000