Orientation student arriving on campus

For both first-year and transfer students, Spring Orientation provides a one-day nuts-and-bolts session as you prepare to begin spring semester. You’ll accomplish key tasks—and you’ll have opportunities to chat with staff and faculty about any questions you might have.

Spring Orientation is mandatory for new students and is planned specifically to help you transition to the LaGrange campus. During the day, you will get a chance to:

  • Meet with your adviser and register for classes
  • Discuss academic needs and financial aid packages
  • Discover ways to get involved on campus
  • Complete any final office visits needed before starting classes

Submit your ID card photo (details below) and register today. If you have questions, contact the Campus Life office at 706-880-8975.

Please complete the following forms:

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Spring Orientation schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 30

8:00 a.m.
Halls Open for New Students to Move-in (pick up key in Smith Hall, Room 215)

9:00 a.m.
Orientation Registration Opens (Outside of Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall)

  • Students Advising Appointments will be scheduled for the afternoon at Check-In

9:30 a.m.
Orientation Meeting (Dickson Assembly, Turner Hall)

  • Welcome: Brian Carlisle and Ryan Cook
  • Comments: Dr. Dan McAlexander, College President
  • Student Comment: Will Wooten

10:00 a.m.
Business and Financial Aid Overview (Dickson Assembly, Turner Hall)

  • Patti Hoxsie, Director of Finance
  • Joseph Miller, Vice President for Enrollment

10:20 a.m.
Break and Moving to Placement Testing
Led by O-Team Mentor

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Math Placement Test – you will be contacted if you are required to take this test
Callaway Science 305

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Navigating Your College Courses – Dr. Jon Ernstberger
Corn Auditorium – Lewis Library

Parents have an optional campus tour and Q&A session with O-Team Mentor    

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch in Pitts Dining Hall

12:30 p.m.
Campus Life and Engaging Your Experience (Bailey Room)                                             

1:15 p.m. – End of Day
Advising and Registration Appointments

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Campus Basics: Complete Any Unfinished Business

  • Get your Student ID – See Michael Thomas in Turner Hall
  • Financial Aid – Business Office in Banks Hall
  • Parking Passes - see Michael Thomas in Turner Hall
  • Registrar’s Office – Adjust Schedule or set advising appointments
  • Housing Office – Complete your application to live on campus or turn in your housing exemption request form
  • Student Accounts – Banks Hall for payment plans and billing   
  • Panther Connection – Buy some new Panther Gear and Order Books if you haven’t already

Classes Start Friday, February 1, 2019