This is where your transition to life at Campbell begins. Register for classes and talk with your advisor. Meet other new Camels and learn what life will look like as a student at Campbell.

Register for Orientation

About Orientation

Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen, transfer, second bachelor’s degree, campus transfer, returning students and non-degree seeking (visiting) undergraduate students.

Orientation will provide you with an overview of the resources available to you as a student at Campbell University. You will receive information on topics such as student life and student activities, Registrar policies, student email and parking.

You will also meet with an advisor, register for classes, obtain your student identification card and complete other important enrollment tasks.

Info for Accepted Students Info for Parents

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. 

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!

No, you only need to attend one Orientation.

Our program will begin with registration on Friday from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Please note it is important to arrive no later than 8:30am. 

The events on Friday will last all day and conclude with 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.

Microtel Inn and Suites
300 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-2626

Hampton Inn
100  Jesse Tart Circle, Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 892-4333

Hampton Inn and Suites
1516 Ralph Stephens Road, Holly Springs 27540
(919) 552-7610

Fairfield Inn and Suites
513 Spring Branch Road, Dunn 28334
(910) 891-4064

Mention you are attending Campbell University’s New Student Orientation for a discount at the above hotels.

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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.

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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.

When you arrive at Orientation on Friday morning, you will have your ID card photograph taken, which will also serve as your yearbook picture.

Provided Items

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.

Additional items to bring:

  • Cell phone charger
  • Umbrella
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal toiletries
  • Pillow


At check in, you will receive a full itinerary and a room key if you indicated on your registration form that you are planning to spend Friday night with us.  

Many of the rooms on campus are occupied by summer school students, camps and Orientation attendees. While you may not view your specific room, there will be sample rooms available for viewing.

If you have submitted your housing application along with your $250 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.

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.

Still have questions about Orientation?

Email us at ugorientation@campbell.edu.