Orientation F.A.Q.


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  1. What is Orientation?
  2. What time does Orientation begin and end?
  3. Will there be any additional costs?
  4. Am I required to attend?
  5. Do I have to attend both?
  6. Do I need to bring linens?
  7. Will I see the room that I will be living in this fall while I am at Orientation?
  8. Can a student and parent room together during Orientation?
  9. Where are the nearest Hotels to Campus?
  10. Will I meet my roommate at Orientation?
  11. What do I need to pack?
  12. Where do I go when I get to campus and where do I park?
  13. When do I register for classes?


 

What is Orientation?

Orientation is designed to provide you 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 at Campbell. We have planned 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 get your schedule for your first semester at Campbell.

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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 9:00 a.m.  The events on Friday will last all day and conclude with our President’s Reception from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for parents and students. After the reception, students and parents will have the opportunity to enjoy a comedy/magic show and organ recital to be followed by a Sunni Sky’s ice cream social.  We encourage all students to attend these events to meet their future classmates and have a great time. The Saturday portion of Orientation will conclude at noon.

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Will there be any additional costs?

Each person attending Orientation will need to bring extra money for meals: $9 on Friday for a dinner buffet and $7 for breakfast on Saturday. Both are optional.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost on Friday.  We ask that you purchase tickets for the above meals in advance at http://www.campbell.edu/orientation/dining

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Am I required to attend?

Orientation is not required but is highly recommended. You will be learning about vital resources the University has to offer, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, Orientation is one of the few times these things will be explained in great detail. Orientation is also the time that you receive your schedule. If you do not attend Orientation, you will not receive your schedule until after the final Orientation. Also, Orientation is fun! You will get to meet other students and hopefully form new friendships while you are here.

 

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Do I have to attend both?

No, you only need to attend one Orientation. Either June 27-28 or July 11-12.

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Do I need to bring linens?

Beds will be made with linens and a bedspread.  Since the residence halls are air-conditioned and are very cool, you might want an extra blanket and a pillow. One towel, a washcloth and a bar of soap are provided for each person.  Students will be housed separately from their guests, so please pack accordingly.

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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. However, there will be sample rooms available for viewing.

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Will I meet my roommate at Orientation?

If you have submitted your housing contract along with your $100 enrollment deposit, you will receive your room assignment along with your future roommate’s name and phone number 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.

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Can a student and parent room together during Orientation?

Students and parents are housed separately during Orientation.

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Where are the nearest Hotels to Campus?

Microtel- Lillington, NC (910) 893-2626
Hampton Inn- Dunn, NC (910) 892-4333
Hampton Inn- Holly Springs, NC (919) 552-7610

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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 with your attire. Be sure to remember your walking shoes because you will likely do a lot of walking during your stay.

There is a President’s Reception on Friday night.  If you plan to attend, business casual is preferred.  If you plan on changing clothes and you are not staying on campus, you are welcome to change in any of our public restrooms.

In addition to clothing, you will need to remember to bring a few other items:

  • Umbrella
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal toiletries

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Where do I go when I get to campus and where do I park?

When you come to campus for Orientation, you will park behind the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. There will be directional signs showing you where to go, as well as people, in the parking lot showing you where to park.


 

When do I register for classes?

First time freshman students will have their schedules created for them before they arrive at Orientation. They will receive those schedules on Saturday before leaving campus. If you are a transfer student, you will have advisement and receive your schedule on Friday.

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