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.

Have you finished your checklist?

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

Welcome Week - New 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

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.

Orientation Schedule

Welcome Week Orientation Schedule is here! It will be updated frequently, so please check back often.

And don't forget! You can log in to the portal with your Lawrence credentials to save events and build your own custom orientation schedule. Log in to your Lawrence Portal.

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.