What is Family Orientation?

Family Orientation is opened to parents and guardians of incoming Lander students. This would be an opportunity for families to meet with campus partners and learn how their student will be successful at Lander University.


2022 Family Orientation Dates: 

  • Session 1: June 20
  • Session 2: June 22
  • Session 3: June 27

  • Session 4: July 18

  • Session 5: July 25

  • Session 6: July 27

*Family Orientation tickets are $40/participant. You must sign up for the session that your student will be attending.



Is Family Orientation required?
Family Orientation is optional but highly encourage family members to attend because it there will be an opportunity to meet with campus partners and complete any campus business.

Is Family Orientation in person?
Yes, all sessions are in-person.


Can parents/families join the Freshmen Summer Orientation program?
Families will join students for the welcome session, but following students and families will attend separate sessions.


What is the schedule?
Check-in will begin at 8:00 am and our welcome session will begin at 9:30 am. We will be located in the Grier Student Center/Cultural Center. Family Orientation is a one-day session and will end by 4:00 pm.


When will Family Orientation registration open?
Registration is open now!


What is the cost to participate in Family Orientation?
The cost to register for Online Family Orientation is $40 per person. The cost includes a free t-shirt, lunch, swag items and other materials.


Can I receive a waiver for the registration charge?
No, Family Orientation registration cannot be waived.


I need to cancel my registration. May I get a refund? 
Registration charges are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your registration, please let us know by emailing orientation@lander.edu.


Am I required to attend the same orientation session date as my student?
Yes. It would be easier for families to attend the same session dates as their student.


How can I request accommodations if I have a disability?
Please email us at orientation@lander.edu or call our office at 864-388-8156 for any accommodations needed for families or students.


Where will families stay if they need overnight housing accommodations?
Families have the option to purchase a hotel room at one of our local accommodations. Please view our list of restaurants and hotels.


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