New Students Welcomed To Concord University During Freshmen Orientation

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University welcomed members of the Class of 2026 to the Athens campus on Friday, May 20 for the first Freshman Orientation of the summer.

Hosted by the Concord Orientation Committee, orientation sessions are scheduled throughout the summer until the start of the Fall 2022 Semester on Monday, Aug. 15th. In-person events are planned along with a virtual orientation on Thursday, Aug. 4th.

For a list of orientation dates and additional information, please visit the following link:  The orientations being held on campus run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The online version is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Admissions staff greeting freshmen at orientation, shown from left,
are Christi Lamb, Andrea Tabor and Debbie Moore.

During orientation, freshmen meet members of the campus community including faculty and staff from offices such as Financial Aid, the Registrar, and Student Accounts. They receive information on having a photograph taken for their student ID; review and edit their schedule; register to park their car on campus; meet fellow classmates and make new friends.

“It has been a great start to our summer orientations. We know this is an exciting time for our new students as we start to welcome them into the Mountain Lion family.  Hopefully students feel they are ready to start classes in the fall once they complete orientation.”

William Allen, Interim Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer
Freshmen gather in the Student Center Ballroom
for a presentation by Allen Smith, Director of Admissions.

New students who have been admitted to Concord for the Fall 2022 semester should register for an orientation session. To register for an orientation session, individuals must first submit their “Reply to Offer of Admission” form and the $50 enrollment deposit. Once the student receives a notification that their deposit has been received, they may log into their application portal to sign up for an orientation session.

For more assistance call 304-384-6031 or email

Students interested in applying to Concord University may call 1-888-384-5249 or visit Visit to learn more about Concord University.

Please note that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and Concord’s adherence to CDC guidelines
 could impact how and if events are held. For the most up-to-date information, always check

Masking will be optional in all Concord University facilities as long as Mercer County remains in the Green or Yellow on the CDC’s COVID-19 community level map, and the on-campus cases remain low in number.
This reflects the latest guidance by the CDC.

We appreciate your compliance as we do our best to keep students, employees and visitors to campus safe.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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