First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience

First Year Exsperience

Welcome to the First-Year Experience at Converse College! Our goal is to assist new students as they develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. There is a direct connection here between what happens in and beyond the classroom; you will find that our academic and student life programs are complementary and interrelated.

Before You Arrive

Once you deposit, an email will explain how to obtain access to your information and what forms need to be filled out. You will also get a Converse Bound enrollment guide in the mail and can read more at the Converse Bound website. First-Years are expected to utilize their Converse e-mail accounts and to check their e-mail daily since this is the primary way the College conducts its business with students.

Student Orientation

Welcome Week introduces the newest members of our community to those Converse traditions which are central, both philosophically and functionally, to the University. The Honor system, speaking tradition, student self-governance, undergraduate curriculum, educational and social events, student organizations and meeting fellow classmates are just a few of the many highlights of the Orientation program.

Parents and Families

Information for parents and families regarding Family Orientation, Family Weekend, financial resources, visiting Spartanburg, and more.


Converse offers numerous services available for students, ranging from Campus Safety and the Registrar to Dining Services and the Wellness Center.

See our Converse COVID-19 resource web page for coronavirus-related updates for the Converse community.  Converse Community Updates >