Academic Orientation

Academic Orientation


Click the dates below to register:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Visit your Admissions Portal (the portal where you completed your application) to register for Orientation.

Note: if you haven’t paid your SMC deposit, you won’t be able to register online.

Please contact Admissions for assistance: or 864-587-4213.

Ready for the Fall Semester? This is your introduction to academic life at SMC and one of the most important events in your life as a student.


  • Meet with your faculty adviser – your guide through all academic matters
  • Plan your course schedule
  • Register for classes for the fall semester

Academic Orientation is a ALSO a terrific opportunity to interact with current students, staff and faculty members. You be able to:

  • ask questions
  • see campus facilities
  • get your student ID photo made
  • get EXCITED about the year to come!


On the schedule of the day, change it to the following:
8:30 am – Check-in
9:00 am – Opening Session for all students and families
10:00 am – Student Orientation Activities – Part 1 Family Orientation Activities – Part 1
11:15 am – Student Orientation Activities – Part 2 Family Orientation Activities – Part 2
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Cafeteria Open for Lunch
1:00 pm – Student Orientation Activities – Part 3 Family Orientation Activities – Part 3

The day should conclude between 2:00 and 2:30 pm.

Got Questions?

Check out the FAQ below! More questions? Contact Kim Caton at (864) 587-4006 or by email.

Our Orientation App – the Yapp App

Be in the know about all things Orientation! Download our Orientation App – the Yapp App. This free app is available from your iTunes or Google Play store. Your access code is SMC2018.

The app has important contact information, a schedule of offered classes, important resources for students and family members, as we as information on how to connect with your professors and advisor. The Pioneer Power Up schedule is also part of the app! Download it today!

Academic Orientation FAQ