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Orientation Programs

Lander's Orientation program for new students is specifically designed to ease your transition into college life.

By participating in Orientation, you'll be introduced to the abundant academic, intellectual, cultural, leadership and social experiences offered at Lander.

The Office of Orientation Programs offers separate sessions for incoming first-year, transfer, and international students. Each session has its own schedule, and includes information about the various resources available to each Lander student.



Freshman Summer Orientation

Freshman Summer Orientation is a 2-day/1-night program that will show you the ropes here at Lander. From getting involved on campus, tips on academic success, and meeting student leaders, Summer Orientation covers it all! Freshman Summer Orientation is specifically for first-year, first-time incoming students.

All students are required to attend one orientation session.


2022 Summer Orientation Dates:


>> Orientation Schedule

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Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation is a one-day program that is designed mainly for transfer students. Transfer students will have the opportunity to meet with various campus partners and make sure their class registration is taken care of at Orientation.


Spring Orientation 2023

  • TBA


Fall Orientation 2022
  • August 19

International Student Orientation

All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation.


What Happens During International Student Orientation?

At Lander, we are committed to positively influencing your transition to college and to living in the United States.

During orientation, we’ll help you complete required immigration regulation documentation and introduce you to college policies, the local culture and opportunities for getting involved on campus.


When Is It Scheduled?

For students entering in the fall or spring semester, International Student Orientation is held the week prior to the start of classes. Please make travel arrangements accordingly. 

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders play an integral role in helping first-year students enjoy a smooth transition to the Lander University community. Those selected to serve as Orientation Leaders share a host of positive traits, including strong academic skills, robust interpersonal and communication abilities, an aptitude for being a role model for incoming students, and an ability to help new students during their first year of college life by maintaining an open line of communication.


2020-2021 Orientation Leaders