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Cumberlands Host June New Student Orientation


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, June 23rd, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their first 2012 New Student Orientation. The guests and incoming students traveled from all over to visit campus with a total of over 800 people registered, including 255 new students helping make this year’s incoming freshmen class, what looks to be, the biggest in UC history.

“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 their fellow classmates and 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, got to enjoy Cumberland Squares which is a game designed for students to ask current students questions, and a Scavenger Event using their smart phones. 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 14th. 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 more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.