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Orientation Schedules & Registration


Orientation 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. 

New Student and Family Orientation

All new students attending Orientation will experience what a day in the life feels like as a Catawba College student. During this event, one of our exceptional Orientation leaders will show you the ropes!


January 20, 2021
  • 1pm- Virtual Q&A Before Arrival

January 21, 2021
  • 8am-12noon — All students must go to the drive-thru testing at the Robertson College-Community Center on campus prior to official check-in  
  • 8am-12noon — First-Year Move-In
  • 11am — Campus Tour (Optional)
  • 12-1pm  — Lunch
  • 1-5pm —  Orientation
  • 1-1:30pm  —  Welcome
  • 1:30-2pm  — Session with the Health Center Nurses to Review COVID-19
  • 2-3pm  —  Success Coach Joint Session with Students
  • 2-3pm  — Parent Q&A/Individual Meetings with Financial Aid and Business Office
  • 3-3:45pm  — Meet Key Staff
  • 4-5pm —  Parking Permit, College IDs, Taking Care of Business 

January 22, 2021

  • 1-3pm  —  Individual Advising Meetings  

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