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University of the Cumberlands holds New Student Orientation on June 27th


Faculty and staff members speak with parents during orientation on June 27th.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands held the first of its two summer orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and parents on June 27.

The University welcomed students and parents with a continental breakfast in the O. Wayne Rollins Center, and after registration, Dr. Michael Colegrove, vice president of Student Services, addressed the parents in Gatliff Chapel. “The Student is the most important person on campus; he or she is not a statistic, but a living individual. Students are not dependent on us; we are dependent on them,” Colegrove stated.

During the parent sessions, the students attended initial sessions of their Insights classes, a special first semester course required for all new students. There, they met their Stars (2 student assistants) and Stripe (instructor), as well as their classmates, and learned about the community service requirement for a Cumberlands degree. Students also met with departmental faculty members to learn about the requirements for specific majors.

The day concluded with a short video depicting campus life, which included footage shot throughout the day. Parents and students toured campus buildings and residence halls following orientation sessions.

Approximately 232 freshmen registered during this session with more than two hundred also expected to register on July 18.

One parent, Sherry Roaden, emphasized just how much she felt UC will become a second family for her daughter, “I feel the University truly reinforced how much the faculty and staff is there for the students. My daughter said she feels safe and that she knows she will enjoy her time at the University of the Cumberlands.”