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Second Summer NSO Held at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. - On Saturday, July 13, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their second summer New Student Orientation (NSO) on campus. Students and their guests traveled from all over to visit UC with a total of approximately 200 incoming freshmen attending. The students appeared to enjoy themselves and be extremely enthusiastic about their future careers as students at University of the Cumberlands.

“Orientation is an exciting time for the students,” said UC’s Director of Student Activities, Lisa Bartram. “I love meeting the new students and seeing what the tone will be like for the upcoming year.”

During the morning session, the students were divided up into two groups. They participated in different activities but later switched and everyone had the same opportunities and experiences. The first group was divided into smaller groups and was directed to their assigned Insights classes. There, they played fun games to help the students get to know each other and allow them to relax and feel more at home. Some Insights instructors even provided them with breakfast as they went around the room telling a little about themselves. The other half of the students attended informational meetings about UC. Everyone got to experience competitive games and activities, including a game of Cumberland Squares, that were not only interesting but helped the students learn more about UC. These game stations were a part of Students Activities’, Patriot Palooza.

While the students were enjoying themselves and meeting new friends and faces, the parents were in the Rollins Center having important questions answered by students and UC administration. The parents learned about financial options and payment plans and also had the opportunity to find out more about the academic curriculum and the activities that take place on campus throughout the year.

All students, parents, and guests were served a free catered lunch on campus. Since the parents and guests were still separated from the new students, this provided the students another chance to get to know their peers and create friendships that could last a lifetime.

“I have enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere at this orientation. The students really seemed to be involved in the activities and have a good time,” explained Lisa Bartram.

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; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit