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New Student Orientation


Welcome to LCC International University! Before arriving on campus for New Student Orientation, you will be required to complete the Online Orientation. The online orientation will be made available on August 10 and must be completed by August 25. More information can be found under Final Steps. 

New Student On-Campus Orientation

We know how exciting and intimidating it can be to join a new community. The on-campus New Student Orientation is designed to assure you a strong start from day one. New Student Orientation happens on the Thursday, Friday, and  Saturday before classes begin and is required for all on-site students. Orientation is designed to help you make the transition to university as easy as possible. During orientation you can expect to meet staff and faculty, learn more about academics at LCC, participate in group activities, meet your peers, get to know Klaipėda, and prepare for your 4 years at LCC International University. 

During orientation you will be assigned to a First Year Seminar (FYS) group that is led by an FYS instructor and an FYS student leader. Your FYS group  will help you navigate campus, prepare you for the first day of class, make connections with other students, meet staff and faculty, and help answer any questions you might have. 

Parents are welcome to attend the first day of Orientation on Thursday, August 26 (if regulations allow).

New student offsite orientation

We know how overwhelming it can be to begin your studies online. The Offsite Orientation is designed to introduced you to LCC and to help you be a successful online student. During Offsite Orientation you can expect to meet staff and faculty, learn more about academics at LCC, meet your peers, and prepare for an online semester.

All new students (Freshmen & PRIME) who are taking online courses in the first semester will be required to attend the Offsite Orientation. 

More information about the Offsite Orientation will be sent to you in late-August.

Orientation Schedule: Wednesday, August 25 – Saturday, August 28

You will receive an official orientation schedule when you arrive on campus. All activities are mandatory, unless otherwise indicated. 

First Year Seminar (FYS)

First Year Seminar (FYS)* is a class that continues the orientation program by providing students a solid foundation to succeed at LCC. FYS provides an avenue for students to not only become familiar with Christian higher education and with LCC, but also to develop vital academic, social,  and self-development skills needed to succeed in a multicultural university setting. 

FYS has three goals:

  • To introduce students to academic life at LCC and to equip students take ownership of their university learning
  • To help students grow personally and to develop vital self-awareness and self-development skills
  • To connect students to on campus-resources and learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Upon arrival at LCC, you will be placed in a First Year Seminar group of 15-18 new students. This group will be led by a First Year Seminar student leader. Each student leader is trained to help you adjust to life at LCC and make your first year experience as smooth as possible. As LCC students, the FYS leaders can answer any questions you may have. 

   *This class costs 53 EUR. All students are responsible to pay for this course and this amount will be an additional amount over 30 credits load in the Fall semester. No financial aid is given for this non-credit course.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete the Online Orientation before arriving on campus?

You will be required to complete the Online Orientation tasks between August 10 and August 25. 

(The Online Orientation tasks will not be available until August 10.)

Do I have to attend New Student Orientation?

All students are required to attend New Student Orientation whether onsite or offsite. 

When should I arrive?

Please plan to arrive on campus on Wednesday, August 25, between 12:00-18:00. This is when you will move into your room in the residence halls. **IF YOU CANNOT ARRIVE TO CAMPUS DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

What if I cannot arrive to campus due to COVID-19 restrictions?

If you are unable to arrive to campus because of border or travel challenges, there will be an offsite orientation specifically for you. More details will be emailed to you in mid August.

What Will I Do During Orientation?

During orientation you can expect to learn more about: academic life at LCC, social and extracurricular learning opportunities, LCC’s liberal arts model, the cultural transition to LCC and Lithuania, financial aid, living on campus, opportunities in Klaipėda, and more. During Orientation you will get your LCC ID card in order to check out textbooks, use the fitness center, and more.  You will also receive your class schedule.

Can my parents or siblings attend New Student Orientation?

This year we won’t have a session for your parents separately. We want to minimize the number of people on Campus, thus if you are thinking of coming with your family, please keep in mind that the translation won’t be provided. Only one parent will be allowed to help you to move-in to LCC residence Halls.

When does New Student Orientation end and when do classes begin?

Orientation ends on Saturday, August 28, at 21:00.  Classes begin on Monday, August 30.

Will I have a chance to shop and purchase food or other needed items?

On Wednesday, August 25, there will be several opportunities for you to visit local stores. You will also have other opportunities to visit stores on your own.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

The Director of Student Success and Wellness is here to help you transition to university life. If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation or First Year Seminar, you are invited to contact

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