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Does Orientation cost anything?
Orientation does not cost anything for the students or parents attending. In fact, during the Friday of Orientation, we
even supply lunch and dinner for you and your family (residents and commuters). Make sure to pick up your tickets at
check-in. Your meal plan will begin on Saturday with breakfast.
Orientation and residential life check in begins at 9:00am and goes until 2:00pm. Please note: you must be officially
checked-in to orientation before you can move into the residence halls. The official welcome ceremony begins at 2:30pm
in the Student Commons. For Students, Orientation is packed full of events and activities and goes through Sunday, August
18th, 2013. For Parents, Parent's Orientation is on Friday, August 16th, 2013 following the Welcome
Ceremony. Parents, please note: all orientation activities after Friday are for students only.
I'm a transfer or commuter student. Is orientation required?
Orientation for Transfer Students
It is particularly important for transfer and commuter students to attend Orientation because it is during Orientation
that you will learn about our heritage, history and identity that is unique to Belmont Abbey College. Even though you
may have attended a different college or will not be living on campus, there is a lot of information that you will
receive that is BAC specific. You will learn what it means to be a Belmont Abbey College Student and what it means to
be part of our family.
As a parent, how long should I plan on being at orientation?
Orientation for Parents
For parents/guardians that attend Orientation, we ask that you arrive with your student on Friday,
August 16, 2013 and sessions begin following the Welcome Ceremony. Parents will have sessions
Friday afternoon and into the evening. There is a Parents Reception Friday evening in the dining
hall. This reception is casual, so there is no reason to leave and get dressed up. During this
reception you will be able to mingle and meet members of the BAC Faculty, Staff and Monastic
Community on a 1-on-1 setting. Following the reception, please take some time to say goodbye to
your student and all activities and sessions after Friday evening are for students only.
For travel arrangements, when do you suggest getting to North Carolina?
Orientation Travel Arrangements
Because check-in and move-in is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, on Friday, August 16th, 2013, you
may want to consider traveling to campus the night before and staying in a hotel if you are coming
from a great distance. We suggest that you arrive as early as possible to get time to settle in before
sessions start at 2:30 pm. Remember, there is always going to be that last minute shopping trip that is
inevitable. Luckily there is a Wal-Mart, Lowes, and a grocery store, all within a half mile from