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New Student Orientation at Beacon College is a transitional program for new and incoming students designed to welcome you to our community and help you acclimate to campus and academic life.

This week-long event incorporates social activities, informational sessions, department meet-and-greets, and more to connect students with the resources to be successful.

Orientation Structure

New Student Orientation is a required program for all new and incoming students. Parent & Family Orientation is optional for Beacon parents and family members. All students and families must schedule their check-in time and RSVP for the Parent & Family Orientation.

Navigator PREP Student Check-in

Each semester, Navigator PREP students are welcomed to campus one day early and participate in a group welcome dinner. During check-in, you will take your student ID photo, receive your room key, and complete all remaining College processes required. Explore the enrollment checklists to view all mandatory forms that must be completed prior to arrival. Faculty, staff, and student leaders will be on hand to answer questions.

New Student Check-in

This check-in is specific to students who did not participate in the Navigator PREP program. During check-in, you will take your student ID photo, receive your room key, and complete all remaining College processes required. Explore the enrollment checklists to view all mandatory forms that must be completed prior to arrival. Faculty, staff, and student leaders will be on hand to answer questions.

New Student Orientation

During our week-long orientation program, you will meet your Learning Specialist and learn about student life, academics, safety, and well-being through a series of orientation sessions, panels, and learning opportunities. As part of a peer group, you will have the chance to engage in campus events, meet new classmates, get to know faculty and staff, learn your way around Beacon, and learn how to be a successful Beacon student.

Parent & Family Orientation

While families are not required to attend orientation, there will be family-specific programs available during the first two days of orientation. Parent & Family Orientation sessions will be offered both in person and via livestream.

New Student Orientation Schedule

The spring 2024 semester orientation schedule is available here in a digital flipbook format.

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Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

The spring 2024 semester Parent & Family Orientation schedule is available here in a digital flipbook format.

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Resources

Accommodations

Local hotels have a Beacon College rate for parents and families who are coming to campus.

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What to Bring

Review the list of what is welcome in your residence hall, and what should be left at home.

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Directions & Parking

Get directions to campus from your home or from the airport via Google maps.

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Campus Map

Get the lay of the land, locate your residence hall, and familiarize with campus destinations.

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Questions?

Have a question about New Student Orientation? Need more information? The Director of Student Experience is here to help! Send your questions to Hanah Diebold at hdiebold@lhyh.net, or call 352-638-9740.