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Parent/Family Orientation


Parents, guardians, family members, and guests can register for a parent/family program when students register for their orientation programs. Parents and family play a huge role in their student's development and education. During the parent/family program, you will obtain information about our university and gain insight into the adjustments and expectations for your students as they begin their college careers at USC Aiken.

The program will cover student involvement, financial aid, student healthcare, campus safety, support services, housing, and other topics that will help your student succeed at USC Aiken. Due to the length and material covered, the program is unsuitable for younger children.

After morning check-in, parents and students will have separate sessions for much of the day as students meet fellow classmates and advisors. 

The parent/guest orientation is optional. 

We hope that you can take part in our orientation and look forward to seeing you and your student on campus this summer.

Orientation Dates

  • December 1, 2023
  • January 4, 2024
  • April 12, 2024 (Freshmen and Parent/Guest Orientation)
  • June 27, 2024 (Freshmen and Parent/Guest Orientation)
  • July 92024 (Transfer and Parent/Guest Orientation)
  • July 11, 2024 (Freshmen and Parent/Guest Orientation)
  • August 15, 2024 (Transfer and Parent/Guest Orientation)
  • August 16, 2024               

Program Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Program Cost

$15 per person (Fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable)


Parents and guests can be registered online for the parent/family program when the student registers for their orientation program.