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Cumberlands Host July New Student Orientation


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, July 14th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their second New Student Orientation of the summer giving incoming students the opportunity to check out the campus and meet their fellow classmates. Over 560 guests and 191 students, traveled from all over the country to visit campus. This year’s incoming class is shaping into one of the biggest in UC’s 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.”

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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.