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Spring 2014 Orientation – for All New UC-Charleston Students


The University of Charleston has been given permission to begin flushing all of its water lines in preparation for returning to normal operations. Therefore, UC will resume normal operations in Charleston effective as of 8 a.m., on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Students may move into the residence halls as of 5 p.m., on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Additional information about arrangements will be forthcoming.

INFORMATION UPDATE as of 9:30 am Tuesday, January 14

All of us at UC are excited that you will be joining our community this spring and are looking forward to meeting you at Orientation. January’s orientation is smaller than the August orientation, but is just as important. The majority of incoming students in January are students transferring in from other universities. Many of these students have been through orientations before, and that is why we try and focus on helping you learn more about UC and letting you meet with some familiar faces before the semester begins.

Before you Arrive

We have attached a checklist of items to bring, or complete before you come to campus.  

My UC-Charleston Checklist 

Technology Checklist 

Orientation Check-In

Noon – 2:30pm

All new students will need to complete the Orientation Check-In Process and pick up their Orientation packets.  The Orientation Check-In Process will be located at the Rotunda in Riggleman Hall (see CAMPUS MAP).  At this check-in location, students will speak with several different offices: 

  1. Student Solutions Center: 
    1. Make student ID card 
    2. Billing – Take any bill payments 
  2. Financial Aid: Last minute paperwork or signatures needed. 
  3. Information Technology: Students will obtain their UC Login-In information. 
  4. Parking Permits: 
    1. Parking permits will be distributed to students who will have a vehicle on campus.  If a student does not have a vehicle on campus, then the parking waiver will have to be signed. 
  5. Check-Out Table: 
    1. Pick up Orientation packet. 
    2. Pick up a copy of your class schedule.

*Residential Students

All new residential students may move into their assigned residence hall between Noon – 1:00pm, after completing the Orientation Check-In Process.

Register for Classes & Schedule Changes

Noon – 2:30pm

Registration for classes and schedule changes will be located in the Erma Byrd Gallery on the 3rd floor of Riggleman Hall.  Faculty and staff will be on hand to assist any student needing to register for classes or wanting to make a change to their class schedule.

January Orientation Schedule

January 2014 Orientation Schedule 

*Schedule is subject to change.

Have any Questions?

If you have any questions about Spring 2014 Orientation, please contact Meghan Sparrow, Coordinator of Student Programs in the Office of Student Life at 304-357-4741 or email  

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make it to the Spring 2014 Orientation, please contact Meghan Sparrow, Coordinator of Student Programs in the Office of Student Life at 304-357-4741 during business hours any time before Friday, January 10, and we’ll walk you through the process.

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