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.

Get Connected


Each year, the college selects an orientation/first week theme consistent with its core values: ethical, caring, civility, diversity, service and excellence. This summer, we want to help you “Get Connected.”

LaGrange College offers countless “individual-focused” opportunities to help you grow personally, intellectually and spiritually. From our energetic faculty and staff to a range of support services and excellent facilities, LaGrange provides everything you need to be successful. We also know, however, that active involvement in the campus community is vital for you to reach your personal and professional goals.

As an incoming student the decision to get involved is yours and yours alone. At orientation and first week, you will find a host of faculty, staff and students who are all here to help you “Get Connected.” Whatever your defining connection to the community might be – a new friend, a faculty mentor, a study-away experience, a student organization, a caring coach or something you cannot envision today – your unique journey starts now.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Session Dates for incoming first-year students and families

Orientation Session I:  Registration Closed
Thursday, June 7 - Friday, June 8

Orientation Session II: Registration Closed
Thursday, June 14 - Friday, June 15

Orientation Session III: Registration Closed
Thursday, July 12 - Friday, July 13

Orientation Session IV: Registration Closed
Wednesday, August 8 *

Session Dates for incoming transfer students

Transfer Orientation Session I: Registration Closed
Friday, July 20

Transfer Orientation Session II:
Friday, August 17

* Orientation Session IV will be a one-day session




See a Schedule

New Student Orientation Schedule
Transfer Orientation Schedule
Parent Orientation Schedule

Pouncer's Advice

Students | Parents


Everything you need to know ...

Housing & Health Forms
  1. Housing Agreement
  2. Housing Contract and Roommate Selection
  3. Residency Exemption (if living off-campus)
  4. Health and Immunication Form
  5. Meal Plan Selection Form


Get ready for

Beginning the day you formally move into your campus residence hall (August 25), 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 29, 2018. 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.

Tips for using Summer to
Prepare for College

Students | Parents

Still have Questions?

Contact Melissa Reeves  
at 706-880-8278

Financial Aid
Contact Michelle Reeves
at 706-880-8249

Contact Lisa Crutchfield
at 706-880-8227

Contact Vernon James
at 706-880-8979