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  • The pond at The Grove at the USC Salkehatchie Allendale Campus.

New Student Registration and Orientation

Are you ready to meet your classmates, register for classes, see where you'll live, meet faculty and staff and have some fun on campus? Then it's time for orientation.

Orientation is a one-day event during June, July, or August.

At New Student Orientation you will

  • Set up your accounts: Self Service Carolina, Blackboard, Email, etc.
  • Register for your classes
  • Talk with Financial Aid representatives 
  • Take a campus tour
  • Get information on potential majors
  • Meet current students, faculty and staff

Please RSVP for one of the six available dates. Can't make it to any? Contact admissions to schedule a time that's convenient for you.

Parent Orientation

While new students are introduced to USC Salkehatchie, parents are invited to visit campus for a separate parent program. You'll meet administrators and faculty members and get a better sense of topics such as residence halls, academic life and the social opportunities on campus.

Parent orientation and new student orientation take place at the same time.