WCU to Hold New Student and Transfer Student Orientation

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - William Carey University will hold orientation for all new undergraduate students, including both freshmen and transfer students, at noon on Friday, August 23 in Clinton Gymnasium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Orientation registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until noon. The event will include tips for successfully managing college life, a brief overview of life at Carey, and performances by the Spirit of Carey band and cheerleaders. A parent question-and-answer and orientation session will be held in the Glass Room of Thomas Business Building after the performances. Students will also be taken on a tour of campus and given an opportunity to ask questions concerning financial aid or other needs.

“Orientation is very important in preparing a student for college life at William Carey,” said Emily Sheckells, director of student activities. “Orientation will provide an opportunity for many of us to introduce ourselves as well as share information that can make the educational stay at the university a great success.”
All students who attend orientation will receive a free T-shirt, an information packet, and will be entered for the chance to win various prizes.

For more information, contact Emily Sheckells at 601-318-6444 or