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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.


2023 Summer Orientation Dates:

  • Session 1: June 26-27

  • Session 2: June 28-29

  • Session 3: July 24-25

  • Session 4: July 26-27


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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
  • January 6


Fall Orientation 2023

  • August 18


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If you have any questions, please contact us at or 864-388-8244.


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. 

Graduate/Online Orientation

Welcome to Bearcat Country. The Office of Orientation Programs works with the College of Graduate and Online Studies to coordinate the New Graduate and Online Student Orientation to welcome and orient new students to Lander. Our goal is to connect our new Bearcats with useful information about campus resources that will assist them during their time with us.

Orientation is required for all students attending Lander and will be conducted virtually. The links and information will be sent to you prior to your session date below. Your orientation date is depending upon your first day of classes. If you are unable to attend the date below, please email All sessions begin at 6:00 p.m.


Spring 2023 Orientation Dates:

  • Spring 1: January 4
  • Spring 2: February 22


Summer 2023 Orientation Dates:

  • Summer 1: May 10
  • Summer 2: June 14


Fall 2023 Orientation Dates:

  • Fall 1: TBD
  • Fall 2: TBD

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.


Orientation Leaders