• New Student Orientation – UC Charleston Campus

    Message from the Dean of Students

    To our new students and their parents and family members, welcome to our University of Charleston Golden Eagle family! We are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your academic career at UC. As the Dean of Students at UC, I can tell you from experience that this is a place where you can learn and grow, not just as a student, but also as a person.

    Attending our New Student Orientation program is a crucial first step toward academic success as a University of Charleston student. On this page, you will find the Freshman Student Orientation Schedule and the Transfer Student Orientation Schedule. The freshman and transfer student orientation is a more in-depth orientation for our students. We do welcome parents and families to attend the Induction Convocation on Friday, August 24th at 5 p.m. in the Riggleman Hall Auditorium. During the Induction Convocation, our new freshman students will be officially welcomed to campus by the President and will learn more about their experience as a student at  educational UC.

    During Orientation students will begin their University course, they will socialize and learn who their classmates are, and they will meet many of our returning students who they will be on campus with. Our goal during orientation is to help students be more prepared for their first day of class and learn all about being a student at the University of Charleston.

    Congratulations on your decision to join the Golden Eagle Family at the University of Charleston, and thank you in advance for joining us for this very important orientation program at UC. We will see you soon!

    Virginia Moore
    Dean of Students

    Orientation Schedules

    Orientation is August 24th to August 26th

    University of Charleston and Week of Welcome

    Mark your calendar now for the start of your first semester! University of Charleston Orientation and WOW will begin with new student move-in on Friday, August 24th. Commuter and residence hall students and their families are invited to attend the freshman Induction Convocation beginning at 5p.m. followed by a Fiesta dinner on campus in front of Brotherton Hall.

    All new students are expected to attend Orientation beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24th and all other mandatory events marked in yellow on the orientation schedules for the 24th, 25th and 26th, all of these sessions are designed to help ease the transition into your first year at UC. There will also be several social events throughout the weekend and during your first week of classes that you are highly encouraged to attend.

    If you have questions about Orientation, please contact Virginia Moore at virginiamoore@ucwv.edu or Debbie Bannister at debbiebannister@ucwv.edu.

    Week of Welcome

    Download the Week of Welcome brochure (PDF).

    We look forward to seeing you on campus during Orientation and WOW week!!