New Student Orientation

New Student and Family Orientation

New Student and Family Orientation for the Fall 2018 semester will be Thursday, August 23rd through Saturday, August 25th, 2018. Students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation when they register for classes with an Advisor.

A detailed schedule will be available on July 1st, 2018. 

The purpose of New Student and Family Orientation is to support new members of Fort Lewis College in their transitional year. Our program has been intentionally developed with student success in mind, therefore it is critical that you attend. 

We recognize that going to college is a new chapter in the lives of students, parents, relatives, and friends. We want you to know that we are here to ease the transition.  Our staff receives specialized training and our programs are designed to ensure that all participants have the opportunity and knowledge to navigate the transition in the most successful way.

It is our pleasure to help and direct you, answer your questions, address your concerns, and learn from you. We believe that orientation is a process, not merely an event. With that in mind, we are your hosts and guides for this next stage in your journey to a successful academic experience.

In addition to programs for new freshmen, transfer students, and family members, we provide special programs for students with disabilities, veterans, honors students, Native American students, and other students of color. Click on the “Special Programs” link to the left to learn more.

Fort Lewis College is committed to all programs being accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you are attending orientation and need disability-related assistance or have questions, please contact the Disability Services Office at 970-247-7383.