Registration and Orientation


Orientation and Registration Events
Welcome to the Sand Shark Family!

Congratulations on your acceptance! Think you're ready to be a Sand Shark? Take the first step by attending a Sand Shark Registration Day. Sessions will be offered both virtually and online. Registration is open! Make sure to also sign-up for the New Student Family Info Sessions. 

New Student Registration Days

During Sand Shark New Student Registration Day students will:

  • Learn how to navigate University Technologies
  • Get their class schedules and learn how to read them
  • Understand the different courses that make up their college degree
  • Schedule time to meet with Advising, Financial aid, Admissions, and the Bursar's Office
  • Participate in a campus tour and see a residence hall room (if desired)
  • Check items off their Next Steps list so they are ready to go for the start of the fall semester

In-Person Dates (for students and family members):

Friday, June 25, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, July 16, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, July 23, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, July 24, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, August 6, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Dates (for students only):

Wednesday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

*Participants will receive a link to the virtual presentation in an email 24 hours before the event start time.

Register via the Fins Up portal here.

For the full schedule of in-person events click here.

For the full schedule of virtual events click here

Please contact the Office of New Student and Transition Programs with questions or any issues accessing the portal, newstudents@uscb.edu.

Family Info Sessions

At USCB we understand how important families are in the lives of our students. We also know sending your student to college is as much a transition for you as it is for them. This is why we are offering Family Info Sessions this summer for our students’ loved ones. Sessions will be offered both virtually and online. Registration will open soon!

During Family Info Sessions families will:

  • Learn how to read their student’s bill and understand their financial aid package
  • Understand the common challenges new students face and how they can support them.
  • Learn about the campus resources USCB offers and how they can refer their students to help when they run into problems.

In-Person Dates (for students and family members):

Friday, June 25, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Friday, July 16, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Friday, July 23, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, July 24, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Friday, August 6, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Dates (for family members only):

Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-7:30 PM
Monday, August 2, 5:30-7:30 PM

*Three business days prior to the event, participants will receive a link to the virtual presentation.

Students can register their family members via the Fins Up portal here.

*Students are asked to register their guests for the same date as their Sand Shark Registration Day if they are attending in-person. Because of space limitations due to COVID-19, each student is limited to 2 family members for in-person info sessions. There is no limit to the number of family members who can attend one of our virtual sessions listed below.

Family Info Session Schedule

Fall New Student Orientation

Mark your calendars for Fall New Student Orientation which will be held Sunday, August 15th-Wednesday, August 18th. Students will be automatically registered for this event.

USCB 2021 Fall Orientation Schedule - Bluffton Campus
USCB 2021 Fall Orientation Schedule - Beaufort Campus

New Student Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer students. This introduction will help you prepare for your transition into college life and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

During Fall New Student Orientation Students will:

  • Build community with fellow new students
  • Get to know USCB faculty, staff, and upperclassmen
  • Be equipped with a list of resources to help you succeed
  • Get acquainted with campus policies and procedures
  • Learn skills to help with the transition to college
  • And so much more

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