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Cumberlands Host June New Student Orientation


Current UC students met with incoming students as they toured the UC campus with their Insights groups during the June new student orientation.

Williamsburg, KY - University of the Cumberlands (UC) hosted the first of the 2011 New Student Orientations on Saturday June 25th. Guests and incoming freshmen came from all over as a total of around 400 people were on campus, including 200 new students, to participate in the activities.

“Orientation is always an exciting time for the admissions staff because, while it is the culmination of our recruiting efforts, we realize that it is just the beginning of what we hope will be some of the best years of these student’s lives,” said Erica Harris, Director of Admissions.

Students were provided the opportunity to meet some of their fellow classmates and as they were broken up into their Insights class groups. During the morning session half of the students went to Insights while the other half had informational meetings about UC and got to enjoy Cumberland Squares, a game designed for students to ask current students questions. After lunch the groups switched.

During this time parents were in the Gatliff Chapel having their questions answered by students and administrators. Parents also were given the opportunity to learn about the academic curriculum and activities that take place on campus.

“I believe that orientation helps foster a better understanding of what they can expect from us and, in turn, what we expect of them,” said Harris. “It’s an engaging experience for these students; one that we hope results in a great connection with UC and their newfound friends.”

UC will host their second new student orientation on July 16th. For more information or to register visit

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.