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Orientation Schedules & Registration

co-stu.pngOrientation at Catawba College is required for all new, deposited students. 

There is a $150 Orientation fee for all new students. This is a one-time fee charged to the student's account. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor or call the Admissions Office at (704) 637-4402. 

First-Year Student and Family Orientation

All new students attending Session I or Session II in June will experience what a day in the life feels like as a Catawba College student, including an overnight stay in a residence hall. During orientation, one of our exceptional orientation leaders will show you the ropes!

Summer Session I 
Summer Session II 
Summer Session III  Residential Students: You will move into your residence hall on the morning of August 15th and should be prepared to attend Orientation in the afternoon. Commuter students will commute to/from campus each day.


Transfer Student Orientation




Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is for all new Catawba students, including first-time and first-year students, as well as Early College and Transfers with fewer than 18 credits.

schedule If you attended Orientation Session I or II, plan to move into your residence hall the morning of Saturday, August 17th. Welcome Weekend begins later that afternoon.

If you are attending August Orientation (Session III and Transfer Students), you will move into your residence hall on August 15th and should be prepared to attend Orientation (see schedules above). Welcome Weekend begins on the afternoon of Saturday, August 17th.