Registration and Orientation


Registration and Orientation 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 USCB's Registration and Orientation Events.

Fall 2022 New Student Registration Days

During Sand Shark New Student Registration Day you will:

  • Learn how to navigate University Technologies
  • Get your class schedule and learn how to read your schedule
  • Understand the different courses that make up your 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 your Next Steps list so you are ready to go for the start of the fall semester

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

  • Wednesday, June 22nd 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Friday, June 24th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Beaufort Campus
  • Friday, July 15th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Saturday, July 16th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Friday, July 22nd 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus 

*New Students can bring 2 guests with them to their Registration Day. Guests will participate in our New Student Family Info session during Sand Shark Registration Day for a fee of $10 per guest.

*Fee subject to Board of Trustee Approval

In-Person Session Schedule

Virtual Dates (for students only):

  • Wednesday, June 29th 5:30-7:30 PM 
  • Friday, August 12th 5:30-7:30 PM 

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

Virtual Session Schedule

Register via the Fins Up Portal- Registration nOW OPEN!

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 offer Family Info Sessions for our students’ loved ones. In-person sessions take place during your student's Sand Shark Registration Day. Virtual Sessions are also offered for family members who cannot make it to campus.

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 family members to attend during their student's Sand Shark Registration Day Event):

  • Wednesday, June 22nd 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Friday, June 24th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Beaufort Campus
  • Friday, July 15th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Saturday, July 16th 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus
  • Friday, July 22nd 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Bluffton Campus 

*Students will register family members for these events when they register for their Sand Shark Registration Day for a fee of $10 per guest.

*Fee subject to Board of Trustee Approval.

Virtual Dates (for family members only):

  • Wednesday, July 20th 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 3rd5:30-7:30 PM  

*Students can register their family members for the virtual events via the Fins Up Portal. Participants will receive a link 24 hours prior to event. This event is free to all USCB Family Members.

*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.

Find the Session Schedule on our Family Programs Page!

Please email family@uscb.edu with any questions

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation

Mark your calendars for Fall New Student Orientation which will be held Sunday, August 14th-Wednesday, August 17th.

USCB 2022 Fall Orientation Schedule COMING SOON

New Student Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer students taking in-person classes at USCB. 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:

  • Connect with peers and form friendships
  • Identify and understand of campus resources, services, activities, University technologies, policies, and procedures
  • Comprehend academic requirements, expectations, and the purpose of a liberal arts education
  • Understand the student experience and what it means to be a member of the USCB Community
  • Recognize common issues and experiences during the transition to USCB

Contact newstudents@uscb.edu if you have any questions

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