SC State Announces Summer Orientation: “Passport to Fall 2011”

Monday, June 13, 2011

SC State University will host summer orientation sessions, “Passport to Fall 2011,” beginning Monday, June 13, 2011 through Thursday, June 16, 2011, according to Terrence Cummings, executive director for the Student Success and Retention Program (SSRP).  These sessions will be held for incoming first-time freshmen and other new students who will enroll in the University for fall 2011.  All orientation sessions will begin with check-in at 9 a.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium during that week.  Summer orientation is required for new students planning to attend SC State University in fall 2011. 

“Throughout the nation as high school graduation caps are tossed in the air as symbols of commencement, colleges and universities are eagerly preparing to receive the most talented and motivated students from every hamlet and metropolis in the U.S. and countries near and far.  SC State University is also excited about the number of students who have applied to SC State for fall 2011.  We are beaming about providing the ‘Passport to Fall 2011’ for those students who have been admitted and who have committed to SC State,” says Cummings.  Though the state of S.C. has 58 independent, public and private technical schools and colleges, Cummings touts that “SC State offers many of the best academic programs in the country.  Scores of alumni attest to the rigor and the quality of SC State academic programs.”

The one-day summer orientation sessions are specially designed by Colleges to ensure that prospective new students obtain their fall 2011 class schedules, secure their residential life and housing assignments, submit their required health forms (required by law), learn about essential campus resources, policies and procedures, and pay their tuition and fees, or make financial arrangements to meet all financial obligations for the “Passport to Fall 2011.” 

On Monday, June 13, 2011, SSRP will host undecided students; on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, students with majors in the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences (CBAPS) will attend; on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, students with majors in the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CEHSS) are scheduled to visit, and on Thursday, June 16, 2011, students with majors in the College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CSMET) will round out the week.  Students must register based on their college and must also pay the initial enrollment fee of $160 before they can attend, Cummings indicated.

As an element of each of the one-day orientation sessions, SC State University will also conduct “Parents in College 101.”  This parallel activity runs concurrently with student orientation sessions and provides parents with the opportunity to learn more about the University, ultimately helping students get the most out of the SC State experience. 

To learn more about summer orientation, “Passport to Fall 2011,”new students are encouraged to check their new Bulldog email addresses.  They can also contact SSRP at (803) 536-7142, or contact Terrence Cummings via email at