New Student Orientation

We can't wait to CU @ NSO! Welcome to New Student Orientation at Claflin University!

August 12-16, 2017 (Fall 2017)

New Student Orientation is offered at the start of both the Fall and Spring semesters. All incoming first-time freshmen are expected to attend.

New Student Orientation at Claflin University is an 8-day transition experience designed to provide you with an introduction to the academic and social expectations at the University as well as the resources available to you during your educational experience.

New Student Orientation begins with Move-In Day and includes such highlights as the Parting Ceremony, Confirmation Ceremony, Family Worship Services, community and team building activities and more! At the end of the week, you will feel like a Panther roaring to start the academic year off strong.

While students attend New Student Orientation, parents & family members can participate in the Family Program.

Parent Orientation

Parents and other family members are invited to attend seminars designed to provide information, materials and contacts to ease your transition and that of our new students. You will have an opportunity to get a feel for the Claflin experience as you dine in the Claflin University Dining Center, help your student move into a residence hall, visit our bookstore, tour the campus or the City of Orangeburg.

Parting Ceremony

The traditional Parting Ceremony is an event in which parents leave their loved ones in the capable and caring hands of the Claflin family. At this ceremony, first-year students say goodbye to family and walk through the Arch of Confidence, cementing their commitment to college excellence.

Confirmation Ceremony

Held eight days following Move-In Day, dressed in special attire, students convene for their formal induction into The Freshman College.

A Note About Confirmation Ceremony Dress Code

The attire should be equivalent to professional business attire. Young ladies are to wear a white dress with neutral or white hose, or white suit, shirt and white dress shoes. Young men are to wear navy, black or dark grey suits with a white shirt, coordinating tie and dress shoes.

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