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New Student Orientation

students cheering at new student orientation

Spring 2021 New Student Orientation!

Whether you are living on campus or taking classes remotely, there is a New Student Orientation (NSO) format for you! During NSO, you will meet other students, learn about campus resources, and connect with involvement opportunities!

New Student Orientation is being delivered in multiple formats to match your learning preference for the SPRING 2021 semester. See the different options below.

If you are a Residential Student - This means you live on campus

-You will attend New Student Orientation on campus on Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30.
-You will receive your New Student Orientation schedule when you move-in and get tested in the Sports and Recreation Center.

If you are a Commuter Student - This means you will visit campus occasionally

-You will attend New Student Orientation on campus on Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30.
-You have the option to stream New Student Orientation sessions from home. All commuter students received an email that gave them the opportunity to select their preference.
-You will receive your New Student Orientation schedule when you check-in and get tested in the Sports and Recreation Center.

If you are a Remote Student - This means you will NOT visit campus at all

-If you are a new student in the Spring, you will attend Virtual Orientation, which includes two components:

1. Pre-Orientation Modules
A series of online modules that you will complete before your Virtual Orientation sessions. You will complete these modules on your own and will learn about the services and resources available to you at Lake Forest College.

You will receive an email from your Orientation Leader with instructions on how to access online content and the live Zoom sessions.

2. Virtual Orientation Session
You will attend a live virtual session on Zoom with your Orientation Leader. Your Orientation Leader will facilitate activities, share more important content, and create opportunities for you to ask all your questions about the College experience.

-If you were a new student in the Fall, you will receive an email from The Gates Center with updates for any new services and resources  available this semester.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please contact the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth at gatescenter@lakeforest.edu