Webinars and Other Virtual Experiences #CU24

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our campus community from the coronavirus (COVID-19), Claflin University has migrated all of its accepted student visits to an online environment.  While nothing can replace the warm, hospitality of the in person interaction shared by members of the Claflin Family, we are excited to be able to provide you with webinars and other virtual events to help you transition from high school into Claflin University.

Please browse the events schedule below.  We look forward to interacting with you in all or some of the events!


Webinars and virtual experiences are offered weekly.  Updated schedules will be posted regularly so be sure to check our web page often. 

January New Student Orientation

As a new member of the Claflin University Family, you are required to attend New Student Orientation scheduled for January 5-6, 2021.  New Student Orientation is designed to introduce all new students and transfers with fewer than 30 transfer credits to the University community. You will learn about Claflin University’s academic programs, meet faculty members, learn about all of our support services, and make new friends with other incoming students.

The first session of New Student Orientation will begin at 1pm on January 5, 2021  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Please register HERE.  

Session 1 
Password:  f8YeYH.Y 
Date: Jan 5, 2021 12:51 p.m.


January 5, 2021

Welcome Session by Orientation Team & Freshman College
1:00 p.m.

Student Q&A with Freshman Class Officers
1:30 p.m.

  • Host a laid-back time wherein first-year students can chat with students from Freshman Class Officers. They can get a glimpse into life at Claflin University


Student Accounts
2:00 p.m.

  • During this session students will learn about Student Accounts and Payment Plans


Academic Advising Session
3:00 p.m.

  • Students will have an informational session about advising, important dates, and how to schedule an appointment with academic advisors.


Information Technology
4:00 p.m.

  • Students will receive vital information as it relates to their passwords, Claflin Email, and Moodle—IT tools for academic success.

Schedule for Day #2:

January 6th, 2021

Open Office Hours to Ask Questions of Freshman College Staff
9:00 a.m. -12 noon

Join the zoom link to ask a question as you finalize your process.

College Success in the Virtual Realm
1:30 p.m.           

Learn how to order your books, submit your student id photo, sign up for Panther Alerts and more!

Faculty Meet & Greet  
2:00 p.m.

  • Meet some of Claflin’s dedicated faculty. 
  • 3:00 PM Student Q&A with Freshman College prior to the start of classes


Student Sessions

Monday, December 7, 2020
3-3:50 p.m.  Eastern Time  Topic: Success in the First Year: Conversation with Freshman College

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020
4-5 p.m.  Eastern Time  Topic: Conversation with Admissions

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020
5:30-6:30 p.m.  Eastern Time

Topic: Transfer Students Q&A with Admissions

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
4-5 p.m. Eastern Time 
Topic: Understanding Financial Aid

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
5:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern Time 
Topic: Academic Advising Webinar

Click here to view the video


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4-4:50 p.m.  Eastern Time 
Topic: Student Accounts Webinar

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
5-6 p.m.  Eastern Time 

Topic: Building Community in the Residence Hall

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Thursday, December 10, 2020
12-1 p.m.  Eastern Time 

Topic: Meet the Deans

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

Thursday, December 10, 2020
4-5 p.m.  Eastern Time 

Topic: Your Health and Well-being @ CU

Click here to register in advance for this meeting


Parent Sessions will be offered January 5-7, 2021

Academic Engagement & Experiential Learning @ CU

Partners in the Process: A Conversation with University Administration

Finalizing the Financial Process

Understanding Student Life

I Still Have a Question: Parent Drop-in with Admissions and Freshman College



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