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Begin Your Panther Journey

Welcome to the LC Panther Community! Now that you're a Panther, it's time to get more acquainted with campus community, the local community, and prepare for your LC journey. At New Student Orientation (NSO), you will meet faculty and staff, talk with an academic advisor about your class schedule, register for classes, learn more about LC support resources, and build relationships with your future classmates. 

Whether you are an incoming first year student, transfer student, or dual enrollment student, we will provide answers to your questions in order to confidently transition into this new journey. NSO is the first step of many during this transition, and the entire LaGrange College community is committed to ensuring your success from day one. We look forward to supporting you as you thrive as a new student and empower you to leave your paw print on The Hill. 

First-Year New Student Orientation is a mandatory program for all new students entering in the fall semester. The NSO program for first-year students is an overnight experience, where you will stay on campus, engage in campus activities, and meet your classmates! You will also register for classes and learn what it means to be an LC Panther. 

First-Year NSO Dates: 

Friday, June 2-Saturday June 3
Monday, June 12-Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 21-Thursday, June 22
Monday, June 26-Tuesday, June 27

The Orientation Fee for first-year students is $150.


The fee covers your overnight stay, meals, orientation materials, two guests*, and most importantly, LC swag! Show your Panther Pride by wearing your swag when you return to campus in August during move-in. 

*Two guests are included in the cost of the NSO fee. Additional guests are welcome and may be registered for an additional fee of $40 per person.

Click here to register for New Student Orientation 

Transfer Student Orientation is a mandatory one-day program for all transfer students. This program centers the transfer student experience, empowering you to become engaged in the LC Community. During orientation, you will work with your major advisor to schedule courses, map your degree, and meet your new classmates. We look forward to welcoming you to campus Panther! 

Transfer Student NSO Dates: 

Thursday, June 22
Thursday, July 27

The Orientation Fee for transfer students is $65.


The fee covers meals, orientation materials, one guest*, and LC swag provided during orientation. 

*One guest is included in the cost of the Transfer NSO fee. Additional guests are welcome and may be registered for an additional fee of $25 per person.

Click here to register for New Student Orientation 

Dual Enrollment Orientation is a mandatory half-day program for dual enrollment students. During orientation, you will learn the resources available to you as a dual-enrolled student. You are a member of the Panther community and we look forward to welcoming you to The Hill! 

Dual Enrollment Orientation Dates: 

Thursday, July 27 

Click here to register for New Student Orientation 

Family Connections

We encourage your family members - parents and guardians - to attend New Student Orientation with you! A full parent/guardian orientation programming is specifically designed to help Panther Parents/Guardians become familiar with LaGrange College's many resources, faculty, and staff who will help you through your transition. 

Have Questions? 

Contact the Office of Housing and Student Life for questions regarding New Student Orientation at housing@lagrange.edu