SC State welcomes new students for fall 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Orangeburg, S.C. --  For nearly 111 years, new students have entered the groves and classic halls at South Carolina State University. On Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, SC State welcomes the Class of 2011 and begins its New Student Orientation.

“The University president, student affairs professionals, faculty, staff, alumni, and student orientation leaders will greet and welcome aspiring doctors, lawyers, politicians, college presidents, and inventors when new students converge on South Carolina State on Friday, Aug. 17,” said Terrence Cummings, assistant executive director for Student Success and Retention.

According to Cummings, New Student Orientation is designed to introduce new students to the academic community, assist them with college adjustment, and increase their understanding of the purpose and value of higher education. It centers around SC State's policies, procedures, campus life and campus services and academic programs.

Hundreds of students and their parents have already visited the campus during summer orientations that the University Colleges hosted during June and July. In addition, parents participated in “Parents in College 101,” said Cummings. “Every attempt has been made to ensure that new students, together with their parents as partners, get off to an excellent start as they chart a course from ‘orientation to graduation,’” he added.

New students are reminded to review the orientation checklist on the University’s website and complete fully all of the requirements before arriving for New Student Orientation.

For additional information, new students can visit the University website at, email the Student Success and Retention Program at, call staff at (803) 536-7142, and/or Terrence Cummings at (803) 533-3721.