Orientation 2015

Branch Out

At LaGrange College, our summer orientation sessions are an opportunity for incoming students, families and transfer students to:

  1. develop important connections with the college faculty, staff and other students,
  2. receive information that may help make the transition to college more successful, and
  3. answer any questions

Orientation for new students and families are two-day (overnight) sessions; orientation for transfer students is a one-day session.\


Only students who have registered online in advance may attend one of the Orientation Sessions.

BRANCH OUT: Today LaGrange | Tomorrow the World

Each year, the College focuses on one of the institution's core values (ethical, caring, civility, diversity, service, and excellence) as a unifying theme for programs inside and outside the classroom. This year, we will be focusing global engagement.

Branching out involves opening yourself to new experiences and new people from different backgrounds. And for hundreds of LaGrange College students each year, branching out starts at Orientation.

Do you want to be a ...
Scholar?
The LaGrange College curriculum is designed to increase its students' creative, critical, and communicative abilities. With a dedicated faculty, peer-staffed Tutoring and Writing Centers and academic enrichment sessions offered by the Counseling Center, everything is in place to help you achieve academic success. But there is a catch: these services are worthless unless you take advantage of them. 

Leader?
LaGrange College offers a great many opportunities for students to grow as leaders. Start the process of branching out through exploring athletics, Student Government, or Greek life. Seek a Resident Advisor position or join one of the 50-plus student organizations. Signature leadership programs include Leaders Inspired for Tomorrow (LIFT), a year-long leadership development program for approximately ten incoming students that includes a four-day Outward Bound program in the mountains of North Carolina, and the Servant Scholars Program, an effort to team highly-motivated students with nonprofit agencies to meet community needs.

Traveler?
The concept of Global Engagement is integrated into just about every aspect of student life here at LaGrange College. Since 2001, LaGrange College has been the only college in Georgia to offer a Jan Term, four weeks set aside for special interest classes, internships, and travel – both foreign and domestic. "Study Away" groups have journeyed to Greece, England, Vietnam, Guatemala, Italy, the Galapagos Islands, France, and Japan. As an incoming student, you will receive a $2,500 travel voucher for use your junior or senior year, so there is nothing keeping you from gaining a better understanding of the incredible diversity that the world offers.

Servant?
Part of your growth at LaGrange College involves learning who you are in relation to the community around you. To that end, we offer many opportunities for inner exploration. Students can give back through each semester's Service Saturday, the Student Government Service Committee, Alternative Fall and Spring Break trips that minister to the homeless and hungry in places like San Fransisco, Nashville, Miami, and Savannah as well as year-round campus-based service projects.

Citizen?
LaGrange College takes pride in graduating students of character who will become models of workplace integrity. During First Week, incoming students sign the College Honor Code, pledging that they will not lie, steal, or cheat. Also in place at the College is a Social Code that outlines the institution's expectations for conduct outside the classroom, and the student-led Honor Council and Social Council, charged with adjudicating issues relating to campus integrity. 

 

REGISTER

Session Dates for incoming first-year students and families

Orientation Session I: Thursday, June 4 – Friday, June 5
Orientation Session II: Thursday, June 11 – Friday, June 12
Orientation Session III: Thursday, July 9 – Friday, July 10
Orientation Session IV: Wednesday, August 12 – Thursday, August 13
First Week: Saturday, August 22 – Tuesday, August 25

Session Dates for incoming transfer students

Transfer Orientation Session I: Friday, July 31
Transfer Orientation Session II: Tuesday, August 11


AFTER YOU EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION

Get ready for
FIRST WEEK

Beginning the day you formally move into your campus residence hall (August 22), the First Week program is four days of social and educational activities that build relationships and pave the way for classes to begin on August 26, 2015. Events include: personal, academic, and career workshops; first-year evaluations; food, games, and outdoor movies at the Spirit and Traditions Kickoff; as well as fun in the sun at the Callaway Beach Bash.

See General Schedule Overview

Common Reading
* yes ... it is required

A major unifying project for our Frist-Year students is a Common Reading. This book and its topics become the basis for year-long consideration during the Cornerstone courses. The Common Reading for the 2015-2016 academic year is Outcasts United by Warren St. John (ISBN: 9780385529594). You are encouraged to purchase this book and read it prior to arriving for First Week.
Tips for using Summer to
Prepare for College
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Still have Questions?

Billing
Contact Becky Carter
at 706-880-8278

Financial Aid
www.lagrange.edu/finaid
Contact Michelle Reeves
at 706-880-8249

Advising
Contact Lisa Crutchfield
at 706-880-8227

Housing
www.lagrange.edu/housing
Contact Vernon James
at 706-880-8979