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Certain groups have permission to move into the residence halls before August 18, including: football, cross country,

volleyball, soccer, international students, cheerleading, marching band, and designated choir members. If you’re in one

of these groups, you’ll get details from your coach and/or program director.


Fall Orientation is a mandatory five-day experience that begins on Friday, August 18 after Move-In Day activities have

ended and concludes Tuesday, August 22, the day before the start of the fall term. New students are placed into small

orientation groups and paired with an upperclass Orientation Leader (OL) and a faculty advisor. Fall Orientation will

further acquaint you with campus life, help you adjust to the academic rigor of BSC, and build community with your

fellow classmates. Fall Orientation blends logistics, information, and, of course, fun!


On the Saturday of Orientation, you’ll participate in a day of service throughout the city of Birmingham. Orientation

groups partner with non-profits to tackle a number of critical projects. You’ll have a lot of fun getting to know your

classmates and your new home town while learning how you can serve during your time at BSC.

In order to participate, you and a parent/guardian must sign the Service in the City waiver, which is included in the

packet. You can bring the completed form to Summer Orientation or email it to