New Student Orientation

New Student and Family Orientation

New Student and Family Orientation for the Spring 2017 semester will take place on Saturday, January 7th. Students are automatically registered for Orientation while family members have the option to attend our Family Orientation.  

 

2017 Spring Orientation Schedule - New Students:

8:30 AM – Move-in to your residence hall

11:00 AM – Check-in for New Student and Family Orientation (Main Lobby, Student Union Building)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Student Services Fair, and run campus errands

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Orientation programming

5:30 PM - Dinner 

7:00 PM - Residence Hall Social 

2017 Spring Orientation Schedule - Family Members:

8:30 AM – Move-in your student into their residence hall

11:00 AM – Check-in for New Student and Family Orientation (Main Lobby, Student Union Building)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Student Services Fair, and run campus errands

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Orientation programming

5:30 PM - Dinner 

 

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. Students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation when they register for classes with an Advisor.  Parents/families should register when they arrive to campus in January. 

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 receive 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.