Summer Orientation aims to aid new students in successfully transitioning to life at Blackburn College. Our goal is to encourage our students to build a supportive community that allows them to be successful academically and socially.

Summer Orientation Information

Congratulations and welcome to the Blackburn family! You are about to embark on an amazing journey of learning and personal growth. Thank you for letting Blackburn join you on this journey. Now that you have been accepted, it is time to help you transition to becoming a full member of our community. 

The next step in your Blackburn journey is to participate in New Student Summer Orientation. This event is highly recommended for all incoming students. It will provide you an opportunity to register for classes, tour your assigned dorm, attend a job fair, learn more about student life, complete paperwork and hear from professional staff about resources available. This event will take place on June 15 OR July 9; students should select one of these days to attend. Check-in for the event will start at 9:00 am and events will wrap up by 2:00 pm, with lunch provided. Use the links below and reserve your spot today. Incoming students are able to bring their parents or guardians with them. Please include them on the registration form. 

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On Campus Orientation Schedule

9:00-9:45 am Check-in at Jaenke Alumni Center
I-9 paperwork and Financial Aid consultation / Family photo station
Coffee, juice, and breakfast pastries available
10:00-10:30 am Students and Families: Move-in procedures, meal plan, Week of Welcome preview (Bothwell theater)
10:30-11:00am Students: Work Program Job Fair (Bothwell/VAC lobby)
Families: Student Semester Timeline for parents (Bothwell theater)
11:00 am Lunch (Demuzio Campus Center)
11:45 am Students: Registration for fall classes (Mahan) and activities with Orientation Leaders (outside Mahan and Bothwell classroom

Families: Campus resources (Bothwell theater)

Athletics, A.D. Kim Camara-Harvey and FAR Joana Ramsey
Career Services, Haley Bray
Counseling and Academic Support, Dr. Tim Morenz
Security, Tod Dowdy
Student Life, Dean of Students Logan Elliott and Samantha Eich
Technical Services, Matt Brown)

1:00 pm Tours of assigned dorms (meet in Bothwell lobby)