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First Time in College Orientation

First Time in College

All new students are considered freshman if you have not attended college after graduation from high school. Dates for virtual live meeting are offered according to your intended major. We will send a link to you for this part of orientation. 

Orientation have three parts this year. We will provide a virtual overview and welcome session, a virtual module for completion on-line and a virtual advising appointment.

Orientation is also an opportunity to learn everything you will need to prepare yourself for your first semester at USC Upstate, including information about campus services and organizations, financial aid and fee payment.

We hope to host an on-campus session for new students prior to the start of classes in August.  

2020 Freshman Summer OAR Dates


June 8

Thursday June 11
Monday July 13
Thursday July 16
Thursday July 23
Wednesday July 29
Tuesday August 4
Monday August 17