Welcome Class of 2026, transfer students, and exchange students to Lawrence University!

Find dates, times and other important information to know before you arrive and check-in on campus.

WINTER 2023 - New Student Orientation

Click below to view the schedule.  


Questions about the Orientation? Please contact First Year Dean, Kristi Koshuta 
Kristi.Koshuta@lawrence.edu or 920-832-7203

As a new student for Winter 2023, you’ll be arriving early and will need to fill out your EARLY ARRIVAL REQUEST – now open in Voyager.

Log into your MY LU Homepage by selecting MYLU in upper right hand corner and sign in.  Select the Voyager icon,  then find the EARLY ARRIVAL REQUEST by clicking on ‘Student Services’, followed by  ‘Request for Housing”.

If you have specific housing questions, please contact the Residential Education and Housing Office at residential.education@lawrence.edu

Fall Welcome Week and Orientation

New Incoming Student Orientation

July 12 - August 11, 2022: Time to Shine Webinar Series

September 1 - 4, 2022: Optional pre-orientation programs

September 5, 2022: New student and parent orientation & first-year and new transfer students move in from 8am - 4pm

International Student Orientation

August 31 - September 1, 2022: International student move in. Learn about international orientation and arrival.

September 2, 2022: International Orientation starts at 8 a.m.

The International Orientation is required for all F-1 and J-1 students. Dual citizens, permanent residents, and students with global backgrounds are also welcome and can sign up by contacting InternationalHouse@lawrence.edu

Have you finished your checklist?

Check your Lawrentian Portal to complete all your steps before orientation.

Move-In Guidelines

  • Please have no more than two persons assist with moving you into your residence hall. This will create a more efficient move-in process and reduce congestion.  
  • Each residence hall will have a few persons from the campus community to assist with moving your items.

Parents & Families

You may assist your student with move-in, and are invited to participate in programs on Monday, September 5th as we welcome your student to Lawrence. You can learn more about the Lawrence community and take part in activities including tours, residential education panels, a campus resource fair, and a reception with President Laurie A. Carter.

Additional Information

  • Conservatory auditions are scheduled by the Conservatory of Music. Check with the Conservatory resource desk.
  • Technology Services is available to assist you with computer-related issues and computer account information. Stop by the Helpdesk (Seeley G. Mudd Library, second floor, Room 201), Monday–Friday during business hours or by phone at (920)832-6570.
  • If you have changes to your course schedule, changes can be made with your academic advisor.

Hear from:

Chris Clarke

Student Life

Jacklyn Fischer

Academic Advising

Richard Jazdezewski

Wellness Services

Jessica Quintana

Diversity & Intercultural Center

Monita Mohammadian Gray '20

Academic Success

Ty Collins

Career Center