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What to Expect

Welcome to college!

Your first day will keep you busy but informed. Check-in is from 9am to 12:45pm in the Robertson College-Community Center. Once you check-in, you will come over to the Cannon Student Center for a one-stop shop. This is where you will get the key to your room, identification card made, the student handbook/planner, car tag and turn in any medical forms if you have not already done so. Once you have your key you can finally move into your room!

The Residence Life staff in conjunction with the Alpha Orientation staff will be there to assist you. The staff will direct you to buildings and rooms, and even help you carry things to your room. Catawba is about lending a helping hand to others and that is what you will experience from the beginning.

After you have moved all your belongings, we know you will be thirsty and hungry. Lunch will be available from 12:15-12:45pm in the  Peeler Crystal Lounge. After lunch, the day continues with the Welcome Assembly and more information. Always have your schedule handy! Refer to your schedule for directions on where you need to be and what time to be there.