SC State announces Summer 2007 New Student Orientation sessions

Friday, June 1, 2007

ORANGEBURG – This summer, SC State will implement a new approach to the way it familiarizes new students attending the University in the fall.

“New students and their parents will attend summer orientation specially designed for them by the University’s three colleges,” said Terrence Cummings, assistant executive director for the Student Success and Retention Program.

The College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences will host new students on Wednesday, June 13; the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences on Wednesday, June 20; the College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technology on Wednesday, June 27; and Undecided Students on Wednesday, August 1. The Student Success and Retention Program at SC State is the entry point for all new students.

According to Cummings, “New students will meet their college dean, department chair and other faculty, as well as register for fall semester classes, secure residential life assignments, receive their student ID card, email username and password and learn about essential campus resources to help chart their courses of success from ‘orientation to graduation’.”

As part of each of the one-day programs, SC State will also introduce: “Parents in College 101.”

“This parallel activity runs concurrently with Summer Student Orientation and provides parents with the opportunity to learn about SC State’s resources, policies and procedures as well,” he explained.

Administrators, student affairs professionals, faculty and student orientation leaders will assist both parents and students throughout the day.

For additional information, please visit or contact Terrence Cummings in the Student Success and Retention Program at (803) 536-7142 or (803) 533-3721.