Welcome to Anderson University!
Base Camp is an overnight program designed to be the first stop on your Journey as a student at Anderson. Base Camp is designed to prepare you for the upcoming school year by providing answers your academic, campus life and social questions. We chose Base Camp as our theme for summer orientation because we see your college experience as a journey similar to climbing a mountain. Before you start, you need to get acclimated and ready yourself for the task ahead. Base Camp will be a mix of information and fun that we're sure will get you prepared to begin your college experience in the fall.
All new students are required to attend a Base Camp Session. Freshman & Transfer students coming in with 13 or fewer hours are required to attend a Summer Base Camp Session during June. If you are a Transfer student transferring more than 13 hours we have a special August Base Camp Session just for you.
All first-time freshman students and transfer students with less than 13 credit hours are required to attend one of the Base Camp sessions.
If you are unable to attend one of the June Orientation Sessions, please contact the Student Activities Office ASAP. You can contact us via email or phone (864) 231-2107.
Base Camp Summer Sessions
Overnight sessions begin with check in at 1:00 pm on each of the following days:
- June 18
- June 19
- June 20
- June 23
- June 24
- June 25
- June 26
- June 27
- June 30 *New Date*
Students who have majors within the South Carolina School of the Arts are encouraged, but not required, to choose one of the following June sessions:
- Performing Art Majors (i.e. music, theater, music education): June 18th, 19th, or 20th
- Art Majors (i.e. graphic design, painting, drawing, art education, etc): June 23 or 24th
Students who have been accepted to the Honors Program are encouraged, but not required, to choose one of the following June sessions:
- June 19th
- June 20th
- June 26th
- June 27th
Each session ends prior to 12:00 noon the following day.
Registration is now open. Click the "How To Register Link" on the left to begin signing up. Sessions are limited to the first 60 students who register. If you are planning to come from out of state we recommend you do not make travel arrangements until after you have successfully registered.
Summer Base Camp is recommended but not required for transfer students with more than 13 credit hours. If you are a transfer student with more than 13 credit hours and would like to attend a Summer Base Camp session, simply sign up for the date that works best for you. Transfer students who choose not to attend a Summer Base Camp session are required to attend the August Transfer Base Camp Orientation session on Friday, August 15.
Orientation Fee & Payment
All new students are required to pay a $100 orientation fee and this will be automatically added to your student bill.