New Student Orientation | Technical College of the LowCountry

New Student Orientation


New Student Orientation is for all new students. It’s the best way to get all of the information you will need to begin and complete your educational journey at Technical College of the Lowcountry. Keep in mind that we recommend that you meet with your advisor and register for classes BEFORE orientation.


Orientation includes:

  • Financial Aid Information
  • Academic Advisor and Program Information
  • Important Dates to Remember–Registration, Financial Aid, and Bill Pay
  • Campus Tours

Choose to attend online or on-campus


After you register for classes, the orientation will be available to you in your Blackboard account. Students that complete the online orientation will receive a certificate for 15% off at the Bookstore.  Some exclusions apply, see store for details. Must present orientation completion certificate.


All Fall New Student Orientations will take place the week of August 12th-15th 

Beaufort Campus

August 12th-14th at 10am or 4pm

Register Here

New River Campus

August 12th-14th at 10am or 4pm

Register Here

Hampton Campus

August 15th at 6pm

Register Here


Dual Enrollment New Student Orientations

Fall 2019

Beaufort Campus

August 12th and 14th at 10am or 4pm

Register Here

New River

August 13th at 10am or 4pm

Register Here


August 15th at 6pm

Register Here


Now what?

After you have completed Orientation, here are your final steps before starting next semester:

Student ID

Obtain your free Student ID card. Student ID cards are frequently required to verify your identity prior to receiving services in TCL support offices (i.e. Library, Bookstore, Student Records, Financial Aid and the Business Office). Keep your Student ID card with you on campus.

  • Beaufort: Student Records, Bldg. 2, Room 106
  • New River: Library

Parking Permit

Obtain your free Parking Permit. Be sure to bring your license plate number and expiration date with you.

  • Beaufort: Student Records, Bldg. 2, Room 106
  • New River: Library
  • Hampton: Front Desk

Don’t Forget

Follow up with Financial Aid

  • Good: email
  • Better: email your Financial Aid Advisor
    • Georgeann Williams-Director of Financial Aid,
    • Jamie Oglesby-Financial Aid Specialist and Certifying Official,
  • Best: Visit the Financial Aid Office

Buy your books

  • To buy your books at the Beaufort bookstore you will need a copy of your printed class schedule and your Student ID. The bookstore is not responsible for checking on your Financial Aid. Please be sure that you have funds in your account before purchasing your books using Aid.  You can view your most accurate available balance for books in your Self-Service account.

Pay your bill or set up a payment plan

  • Online through Self-Service or In-person with the Business Office.
  • The payment plan is a $35 non-refundable fee plus 25% of your balance.  This will allow you more time to pay your bill. Payment plans must be completed in person at the Business Office.


Alison Cadmus

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

843 525-8356


Bldg 50, Rm 118

New River