Move-in and Fall Orientation | August 12-14Move-in and Fall Orientation | August 12-14

Move-in and Fall Orientation | August 12-14

Move-In Information

Early Arrivals

Due to summer programs, staff trainings, building renovations and building preparations, we are unable to accommodate early arrival requests before Thursday, August 11.

  • New students arriving on Thursday, August 11 will be charged a $100 early arrival fee. 
  • Returning students arriving on Thursday, August 11 will be charged $150 early arrival fee. 
  • Returning students arriving on Friday, August 12 will be charged a $100 early arrival fee. 

Meal plan does not begin until Friday, August 12 for new students and Saturday, August 13 for returning students.

International Students

International students will need to contact the Student Development Office and have status verified by the Registrar’s Office.

Athletes

Fall athletes must be on the official roster submitted by the Athletic Department. Approved fall athletes can move-in on Monday, August 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cannon Student Center.

Additional Information

Students currently in summer housing for the entire summer will not be charged when moving from their summer to fall assignment.

All students must be cleared with the Business Office before receiving a key and entry to College housing.


Schedule of Events

Friday, August 12 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. New Student Move-in
Cannon Student Center
Students must be cleared by the Business Office before receiving a key.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch*
MacDonald Dining Hall
Lunch is included for students. Parents and guests can purchase tickets at check-in.
2 - 3 p.m. President and Administration Drop-In*
King-Shivell Lounge (Cannon Student Center)
Stop by to meet President Buxton and College administration.
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Orientation Begins | Welcome and Orientation Overview
Evans Auditorium
3:45 - 4 p.m. Expectations from Dean and Honor Code Signing
Evans Auditorium
4 - 5 p.m. Library and Technology Services
Evans Auditorium
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner
MacDonald Dining Hall
7 p.m. Hall Meetings
Residence Halls
8 p.m. Bobcat Bash
Cannon Student Center

* Optional Activity

Bookstore hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Aid hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Business Office hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 13 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
MacDonald Dining Hall
10:30 a.m. Welcome
Evans Auditorium
10:45 a.m. Safety and Security
Evans Auditorium
11 a.m. Student Development Office Overview
Evans Auditorium
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
MacDonald Dining Hall
1:30 p.m. Student Government Association
Evans Auditorium
2 p.m. Healthy Choices
Evans Auditorium
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Schedule Pick-up
Cannon Student Center
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner
MacDonald Dining Hall
7 p.m. Campus Activity
Student Recreation Complex
Bookstore Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Hours: 12 - 2 p.m.
Business Office Hours: 12 - 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
MacDonald Dining Hall
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
MacDonald Dining Hall
2 - 3 p.m. Orientation Group Tour
Orientation Group Location (review your schedule with your orientation group)
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner
MacDonald Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. Hall Meetings
Residence Halls
7:30 p.m. Candlelight Service
Tate Lawn
8 p.m. Outdoor Movie
Nebel Green
Bookstore Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Hours: 1 - 3 p.m.
Business Office Hours: 1 - 3 p.m.

Welcome Week

Monday, August 15
5 p.m. Kickball & Cookout
Tate Lawn
6:30 p.m. International Student Orientation
Alumni House
Tuesday, August 16
7 p.m. Comedian
Evans Auditorium
Wednesday, August 17
7 p.m. Trivia Night
Wily's Bar & Grill
Thursday, August 18
6:30 p.m. Concert in the Park
Tate-Evans Park (in town)
8 p.m. VIP Night at the Bookstore
Campus Bookstore
Friday, August 19
4 p.m. Club and Community Fair
Tate Lawn
8 p.m. SGA Bonfire
Athletic Complex
Saturday, August 20
7 p.m. Capture the Flag/Ultimate Frisbee (sponsored by Intervarsity)
Tate Lawn
8 p.m. Paint Party
Tate Back Parking Lot

Parking

If you have not already done so, please visit the parking page to register for your student parking pass. With parking questions, you may email HD Stewart at stewarth@lmc.edu.


What to Expect at Fall Orientation

Placement Testing

Many of you attended orientation in the summer months and will not need to participate in the placement testing.

Placement testing is used at Lees-McRae College to determine students' existing skill levels in English, Reading and Math to ensure that each student is placed in appropriate courses. The test is not pass/fail and High School GPA and other information is also considered in discussion with the student when creating course schedules for the Fall semester. Our aim is to ensure that all students have a successful start to their college studies by enrolling in the classes appropriate to their skills and knowledge.

All students with no college transfer credits (who did not participate in Summer Orientation) take three placement tests at Fall Orientation - English, Reading and Math. Placement tests are completed during one of three scheduled two-hour sessions. However, the test is untimed and students should take as long as they need to complete the test and adjust the rest of their schedule accordingly. Students with college transfer credit will be considered individually and will take only the placement tests for which they do not have existing relevant college credit. Prior knowledge of AP test scores and grades for courses taken as dual enrollment credit at a Community College is helpful in determining what each student needs to take, so please share this information with your admissions specialist prior to Fall Orientation and bring the appropriate documentation with you on the day.

You do not need to bring a calculator for the math test; the calculator tool on the computer is adequate for the purposes of the test. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided.

Advising and Registration

Many of you attended orientation in the summer months and will not need to participate in advising or registration.

All incoming freshmen take First Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester. Prior to attending summer orientation, you will select your top three choices of topics for FYS. If you know your intended major, you will include the relevant introductory courses for your major in your Fall schedule. In addition, you may take one or more courses towards meeting the college's Core Curriculum requirements. Dependent on your placement test scores, you may also take courses for elective credit towards graduation which prepare you for courses you will take in the future that require math, reading and writing skills at the college level.

Student ID Registration

Nothing says you're officially a student quite like a college ID! Students will have their photo taken and receive their LMC student ID during fall orientation.


What to Bring

New student move-in is integrated with fall orientation, so make sure you come prepared to move into your new home!

Click here for a list of suggested items

If you have not already submitted your required paperwork, please bring:

Additionally, make sure you have filled out the following forms online: