- What is Orientation?
- Am I required to attend?
- Do I have to attend both?
- What time does Orientation begin and end?
- Where are the nearest hotels to campus?
- Where do I go when I get to campus and where do I park?
- What do I need to pack?
- Will there be any additional costs?
- Will I see the room that I will be living in this fall while I am at Orientation?
- Will I meet my roommate at Orientation?
- When do I register for classes?
1. What is Orientation?
Orientation is designed to provide you with an introduction to life at Campbell University. It will give you an opportunity to meet other incoming freshmen as well as faculty, staff and administration. We have a program designed for students as well as a separate program especially for parents. We encourage parents to attend Orientation with their student.
Most importantly, Orientation will be your opportunity to obtain your class schedule for your first semester.
2. Am I required to attend?
Orientation is not required, but is highly recommended. You will learn about vital resources the University has to offer, and also the rules and regulations of the University. Orientation is one of the few times these items will be explained in great detail. It is also the time that you receive your class schedule. If you do not attend Orientation, you will not receive your schedule until after the second Orientation. Orientation provides an opportunity to meet other students and hopefully form new friendships while you are here!
3. Do I have to attend both?
No, you only need to attend one Orientation. Either June 26-27 or July 10-11.
4. What time does Orientation begin and end?
Our program will begin with registration on Friday from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Please note it is important to arrive no later than 9:00am. The events on Friday will last all day and conclude with a Faculty Meet and Greet for parents and students followed by a comedy/magic show, organ recital, and an evening of fun, food and games. We encourage all students to attend these events to meet their future classmates while having a great time. The Saturday portion of Orientation will conclude at noon.
5. Where are the nearest hotels to campus?
• Microtel Inn and Suites
300 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546
• Hampton Inn
100 Jesse Tart Circle, Dunn, NC 28334
• Hampton Inn and Suites
1516 Ralph Stephens Road, Holly Springs 27540
*Mention you are attending Campbell University’s New Student Orientation for a discount at the above hotels.
6. Where do I go when I get to campus and where do I park?
When you arrive on campus for Orientation, you will park behind the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. There will be directional signs leading you to the parking lot and guiding you to check-in.
7. What do I need to pack?
The dress code for Orientation is casual. It is summertime in North Carolina, so prepare for very warm, humid weather. Be sure to remember your walking shoes because you will likely do a lot of walking during your stay.
There is a Faculty Meet and Greet on Friday night. If you plan to attend, casual attire is acceptable. If you choose to change clothes and are not staying on campus, you are welcome to change in any of our public restrooms.
When you arrive at Orientation on Friday morning, you will have your ID card photograph taken, which will also serve as your yearbook picture.
In addition to clothing, you will need to remember to bring a few other items:
• Cell phone charger
• Alarm clock
• Personal toiletries
Beds will be made with linens and a bedspread. Since the residence halls are air-conditioned and are very cool, you might want to bring an extra blanket. One towel, a washcloth and a bar of soap are provided for each person.
At check in, you will receive a full itinerary and a room key if you are planning to spend Friday night with us. Students will be housed separately from their guests, so please pack accordingly.
8. Will there be any additional costs?
If you would like breakfast Saturday morning, you will need to bring $8.00 per person. The cost for children under 5 is $3.00. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the student and two guests will be provided at no additional cost on Friday. Also, our Campus Bookstore will be open. If you’d like to stock up on Camel gear while you are here, they accept cash, checks or debit/credit cards.
9. Will I see the room that I will be living in this fall while I am at Orientation?
Many of the rooms on campus are occupied by summer school students, camps and of course, Orientation attendees. While you may not view your specific room, there will be sample rooms available for viewing.
10. Will I meet my roommate at Orientation?
If you have submitted your housing application along with your $100 enrollment deposit, you will receive your room assignment along with your future roommate’s name and contact information prior to Orientation.
When you contact your roommate, you can determine if you will both be attending the same Orientation. If this is the case, you can then make arrangements to meet. If you would like to room with your future roommate at Orientation, you will need to make arrangements to meet on the morning of Orientation to pass through the line together prior to picking up your room keys. This will ensure that you room together during your Orientation stay.
11. When do I register for classes?
First time freshman students will have their class schedules created for them before they arrive at Orientation. You will receive those schedules on Saturday before leaving campus. If you are a transfer student, you will be advised and receive your schedule on Friday afternoon.