New-Student Orientation

  • Discover new ways to lead and serve through First Week service projects, Alternative Spring Break mission trips, and the Servant Scholars program, where students are matched with community agencies to become powerful forces for change.

  • Explore new worlds here and abroad as you plan your course of study. Choose from a wide variety of special-interest classes during Jan Term and claim your $2,500 freshman travel voucher for use during your junior or senior year.

  • Connect with new friends, try new things in a close-knit community that encourages civility, diversity, service and excellence.

Begin your journey today. With your deposit paid, make plans to attend summer Orientation 2013.

August 24, 2013
Register Online

2013 Orientation Schedule Highlights

8:00 am Residential Students Permitted to Move-In
9:30 am Orientation Registration Open (Turner Hall Lobby)
10:00 am Orientation Welcome (Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall)
10:30 am Individual Orientation Information Sessions
  • Parents (Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall)
  • New First-Year Students (Boopie, Bottom Floor of Turner Hall)
  • Incoming Transfer Students – Non-Nursing Majors (Bailey Room, Smith Hall)
  • Incoming Transfer Students – Nursing Majors (Corn Auditorium, Lewis Library)
  • Incoming International Students (Quillian Building)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Rotations with O-Team Mentors (ID cards, E-Mail Accounts, Fresh Faces)
11:00 am The Business and Financial Aid Offices will be open between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for student or family questions (Banks Hall, Second Floor)
12:30 pm Lunch (Pitts Dining Hall)
1:30 pm Optional Q&A with SSCNTS - Students Supporting Commuters & Non-Traditional Students (Corn Auditorium, Lewis Library) Nathan Swanson, SSCNTS President
2:00 pm Advising & Registration Services Available for Students Needing Assistance (Registrar's Office – Banks Hall, Second Floor)
  • Incoming new students will sign up for advising sessions with summer faculty advisors and transfer students will sign up for appointments with the Registrar
  • Advising/Registration sessions will be held between 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013, as well as between Noon-3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013
  • To expedite the process, all incoming students are again reminded to take your math placement test on-line prior to arriving on campus for registration
2:00 pm Optional Math Placement Testing (Jolly Room, Callaway Science Building)
3:30 pm First Week Introductory Session for New First-Year Students (Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall)

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If you have unanswered questions about Orientation 2013 or the college experience, contact our  Admissions Team  at (706) 880-8005 or .  

Orientation FAQ

Q: What happens at Orientation?
A: The itineraries for both student and parent events can be seen at left.

Q: What should I bring to Orientation?
A: See the list below:


  • Backpack
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Swimwear for Cookout Extravaganza at Hudson Natatorium
  • #2 Pencils
  • Twin Sheets (to fit a 36"x 80 " mattress), a pillow and a pillowcase
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Toiletries
  • Sweater or jacket for cool evenings and air-conditioned buildings
  • Picture ID
  • AP Scores and/or Transcripts, if available
  • An open mind and a smile

The Parents' Orientation Program, which runs concurrently with the New Student Orientation, is designed to provide you with important information about LaGrange College, its academic programs, student support services, financial aid and payment policies, rhythms of college life, unique challenges for new students, and many other topics. Members of the administration, faculty, staff and student leaders will be on hand to answer all your questions and help guide you through your child's transition from high school to college life.

Directions and links to LaGrange area accommodations and restaurants are available. If you have any questions about Parents' Orientation events, please call the Admissions Office at 800-593-2885, or email

Q: Where will I stay during Orientation?
A: First-year students will stay in one of our residence halls on campus. Assignments are made upon check-in and an O-Team member will escort you to your room.

Q: Where will my parent(s) or guardian(s) stay during Orientation?
A: LaGrange College does not provide housing to parents and guardians attending Orientation.   A list of accommodations in the LaGrange area can be found here.

Q. When will I be able to register for fall classes during Orientation?
Students will be assigned an advisor as they check in and will meet with that advisor either early afternoon or early evening of their first day of Orientation.   Please remember that each student must pay his or her $200 tuition deposit in order to register for fall classes. Waiting until the beginning of fall term to register may mean that first-choice classes are closed.

Q: Will I be able to see my parent(s) /guardian(s) or leave campus during Orientation?
A: The Student and Parent Orientation programs begin together and then split and run separately until the event closes. The program is designed to give students and parents separate, but complementary, experiences. Students may not leave campus during Orientation.

A campus map and directions can be found here.