Orientation Program for New Students
Welcome New Student to Lehigh Carbon Community College! Every important journey requires careful preparation. Your adjustment during the first semester of college can have a major impact on the remainder of your college experience. In general, students who attend college orientation programs are better prepared to start their first semester of college. They also have an advantage because they are able to acclimate themselves to their new campus community before classes begin.
We ask that all first-time freshmen (students with no previous college) complete a mandatory new student orientation. However, all new students to Lehigh Carbon Community College are encouraged to complete an orientation before class registration. Orientation gives you the opportunity to learn about resources that support student success at LCCC. If you would prefer to meet individually with an advisor at one of the site locations, please e-mail us at .
During orientation, you will meet with other new students and there will be current student peer mentors to guide you through the program. In addition, you will receive important information about student life, LCCC technology, academic policies and your rights and responsibilities as a Lehigh Carbon Community College student. You will also receive your class schedule for the first semester. That is why it is very important to complete the portion of the orientation registration. There will be Advisors on hand at your orientation in case you want to make changes to your class schedule.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations for the orientation program must contact the Disability Support Services Office at least two weeks in advance of their orientation date. Students can reach a Disability Services Faculty member by calling .
Please bring a photo ID (high school ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.). Please bring your L# (LCCC student id number) and portal password or your official acceptance letter which has this information. You should dress comfortably and be ready to move between buildings on campus. Our buildings are air conditioned and it can get chilly. We will provide you with information on campus resources and a pen. You are encouraged to browse the LCCC website to familiarize yourself with the college and prepare any questions you may have to be answered at the orientation.
What about parents and family?
There is a parent/family orientation that takes place at the same time as the new student orientation. Please be advised that parents/family and their student are sent to two different programs after the official welcome. Both orientations end at approximately the same time so please plan accordingly. The parent/family orientation includes information about college services, student life, support services and financial aid. As space at orientation is limited, unfortunately we cannot allow guests/friends/family to attend the new student orientation portion with their student and ask that you make other arrangements or attend the parent/family orientation. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please specify on the orientation registration form the number of parents/family attending.
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Students who wish to use financial aid must fill out a FAFSA. You should check the Financial Aid tabs in your portal account regularly for updates. If you have questions regarding your financial aid status, please contact the F/A department at 610-799-1133.
Tuesday June 23 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Thursday, June 25 11:00 - 2:00 Jim Thorpe
Thursday June 25 3:00 - 6:00 Jim Thorpe
Tuesday June 30 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Thursday July 9 11:00 - 2:00 Tamaqua (Morgan Center)
Thursday July 9 3:00 - 6:00 Tamaqua (Morgan Center)
Tuesday July 21 2:00 - 5:00 Allentown (Donley Center)
Tuesday July 21 6:00 - 9:00 Allentown (Donley Center)
Thursday July 23 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Tuesday July 28 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Thursday July 30 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Tuesday August 11 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus
Thursday August 13 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus For ALL EDUCATION MAJORS: the Education Dpartment has requested that anyone majoring in any type of education degree program should attend orientation on . Department representatives will be meeting with students that day to discuss important paperwork for state approved clearances and health forms. These forms must be completed prior to the start of the new school year. If you are pursuing any Education program and are unable to attend the J orientation or have any questions, please email us at
If for any reason you have a question about orientation, please e-mail us at this address firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.
We look forward to meeting you as you begin your academic career at Lehigh Carbon Community College!