Student Experiences


Carson-Newman Student Experiences is devoted to providing a successful experience, whether you are a first-time freshman, transfer, non-traditional or returning student. Our goal is to help you be successful throughout the various stages of your academic journey by engaging spiritually, personally, socially, and academically with C-N, graduation, and future achievement.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation offers a unique experience for freshmen, transfers, and non-traditional students at the beginning of the fall semester to ease the transition into college. During Orientation, students participate in various activities to develop relationships that will last throughout their college experience and prepare them to start their first day of college. Parents are encouraged to attend Parent Orientation during the fall. Students, sign-up now for fall New Student Orientation by clicking the link below.

Parent Resources

Parents, your role will change as your student begins college, but they still need you. Students rely on you to help them grow, develop, and become independent, as well as to provide a stable presence in their ever-changing world. Learning to navigate this time can be difficult, satisfying, and frightening. At Carson-Newman, our goal is to provide resources and tools to help you guide your students through their academic journey. 

Please sign up now for our Parent Orientation happening this fall! Parents, you are invited to our annual Presidential Luncheon as our special guests!

First-Year Experience

FYE exists to help new students make a successful transition to campus, both academically and personally. Our aim is to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the life of the university, and help to clarify purpose, meaning and direction. We believe providing new students with an experience that focuses on connections with other students and many institutional resources throughout the first year allows the success rate of students continuing to their sophomore year to greatly improve.