New Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Lawrence!


Information and schedule specific to new Transfer Students – please refer to the complete Welcome Week schedule as we encourage you to attend any and all events listed there.


Tuesday, Sept. 4

1:30 p.m.
Main Hall Green


3:15 p.m.
Meet & Greet with your RLA
Residence Hall Floor


7:00 p.m.
President's Welcome and Matriculation Handshake
Memorial Chapel


Wednesday, Sept. 5

10 - 11:15 a.m.
Transfer welcome gathering and orientation session
Memorial Hall

Meet other new and current transfer students, have a bit of fun, and enjoy some refreshments.

In addition to meeting your classmates, this session, required for all new transfer students, will provide important information about academics, residential living, involvement, and standard practices at Lawrence.


11:45 a.m.
Class Photo
Memorial Chapel


12:00 p.m.
Advising and Success Luncheon
Warch Campus Center

All new students are required to attend an address by the director of Freshman Studies in the Chapel, followed immediately by the advising luncheon, where you will meet your assigned faculty advisors, schedule individual advising appointments and discuss placement exams. After the luncheon, you may also meet with academic department representatives to get more information about placement exams.


5:45 p.m.
CORE Dinner
Warch Campus Center

Go through the line in Andrew Commons and meet in Somerset or Esch/Hurvis rooms as assigned (Warch Campus Center)

The CORE program helps new students make Connections, get Oriented to campus, understand campus Resources, and balance Expectations. Lawrence upper class students will be your guide, helping participants to work effectively with a faculty advisor, improve social decision-making, develop strong study habits and much more. You will get to meet with other CORE group members over dinner.

8:30 p.m.
Say What?!?
Music-Drama Center 105 - Stansbury Theatre


Friday, September 8

8-11 a.m.
Individual advising appointments with faculty advisors

Faculty offices as scheduled

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Web registration period specifically designated for transfer students

More information available in an email sent to students after arrival on campus.


2 p.m.
Transfer Dessert and Social
Memorial Chapel steps

Connect with other transfer students and your CORE leaders over a tasty afternoon treat.


7:00 p.m.
Dessert: Get the Scoop on your Residence Hall Community
Residence Halls


8:30 p.m.
Real Students, Real Stories
Music-Drama Center 105 - Stansbury Theatre


Sunday, September 9

6:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Dinner Warch Campus Center - Parrish and Perille Private Dining Rooms (Andrew Commons)
Please feel free to participate in any of the events listed in the complete Welcome Week schedule going forward.