Orientation FAQ

Q: What happens at Orientation?

A: Full itineraries for both student and parent events are available here .

Q: What should I bring to Orientation?

A: See the list below:


  • Orientation Confirmation Letter
  • Backpack
  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Alarm clock
  • #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 An open mind and a warm smile
  • AP Scores and/or Transcripts, if available

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, too, through your child's transition from high school to college life.  Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be included in the day's agenda.

Directions and links to LaGrange area accommodations and restaurants are on the Orientation web page. If you have any questions about Parents' Orientation events, please call the Admissions Office at 800-593-2885. Or email admission@lagrange.edu

Q: Where will I stay during Orientation?

A: First year freshmen 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.

Find Yourself Here

LaGrange College is located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) — about an hour southwest of Atlanta. An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste.

Area attractions range from the art center, symphony, and ballet to West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. Nearby Atlanta features a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities ranging from professional sports and a variety of productions to Centennial Olympic Park and Six Flags over Georgia. Atlanta is also a great place for internships and field experiences with organizations such as CNN, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Aquarium, and more. And if you want to get away for a weekend road trip, you'll find Gulf Coast beaches and the Smoky Mountains just a few hours away.