Orientation 2014
Orientation 2014

At LaGrange College, our summer orientation sessions are an opportunity for freshmen, 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 for 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.

Arêtê: Accomplish Your Purpose

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 on the value of excellence.

The quest for excellence begins with discovering your purpose. And for hundreds of LaGrange College students each year, discovering that purpose 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. Find your purpose 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, 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 journey 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 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. 

 


AFTER YOU EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION

Get ready for
FIRST WEEK

Beginning the day you formally move into your campus residence hall (August 23), 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 27, 2014. 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.

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Summer Reading
* yes ... it is required

A major unifying project for our First-Year Students is a Summer Reading, completed before they arrive on campus. This book and its topics become the basis for a year-long consideration during the first-year Cornerstone courses. For the upcoming year, all entering students will read It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace by Rye Barcott, in which the author tells of his college study and service abroad in peace-building and then of his growing understanding, during his military service, of various paths to peace or to continued violence. Barcott will be on campus during early Fall semester to talk with students about the book, his work, and their goals for the future. Barcott's book will be available for purchase during Summer Orientation.
Tips for using Summer to
Prepare for College

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Billing
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at 706-880-8278

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at 706-880-8249

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at 706-880-8227

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