First-Year & Transfer Orientation

Summer Orientation 21

Kick-off your Limestone journey with a summer orientation session. During summer orientation, students and their families will have their questions answered, learn about Limestone’s resources and connect with other new students. Our Success Coaches and Orientation Leaders will guide you through the orientation experience and prepare you for a successful semester. 

Students starting classes in August 2021 should attend an orientation session, either on-campus or online. You may select from the following sessions (registration required).

On-Campus Summer Orientation

During on-campus Summer Orientation, students and families will be able to meet with various offices on campus, including financial aid, the business office, and success coaches. Students will be able to engage with other new students, Orientation staff and many faculty and staff members all while learning about various areas of campus life. 

Saturday, June 12

Monday, July 19

Monday, July 26

Full schedules will be released on May 1, 2021. Estimated time will be from 9 am-3 pm. Social distancing measures and masks will be required.

Online Summer Orientation

Students will receive all the same information presented during on campus Orientation, just in an online format. There will be opportunities to ask questions during live video sessions, connect with other new students and all students will be linked with Orientation Leaders to answer questions and walk them through the process. This is a great opportunity for students who are unable to travel to campus. Students will have five days to complete the online modules. Students may work at their own pace and are not required to log in every day or at specific times, except for optional live chats.

June 14-19

July 12-16

The goal of Summer Orientation is for students to begin feeling connected to campus. You will meet fellow students, faculty and staff and become connected to many campus resources. Whether you attend online from the comfort of your home, or you are able to join us on campus, our goal is that students will complete Summer Orientation feeling of excited and prepared to begin classes in August.  

The following is a brief list of other specific things that you can bring with you or can work on during the Orientation process:

  • Submit missing transcripts to the Admissions Office (we must have official final transcripts).
  • Complete and submit required Health Forms.
  • Meet with your Success Coach to discuss your class schedule.
  • Submit your Housing Application if you plan to live on campus. This form is available in the Halo (found under student services tab).
  • Have your photo taken for your student ID. Students who attend online orientation will have the ability to upload a photo.
  • Review Course and Fee Statement and payment options. You will not have a Course and Fee Statement until you have a class schedule of at least 12 credit hours.

Students must have a zero balance or payment plan in place to be considered cleared for move-in and to begin classes in August.

Registration for Summer Orientation will open on May 1, 2021. 

First-Year Advising will begin in April 2021.

If you have not paid your deposit, you can do so here:

ONLINe Commit Form 

To Register for Orientation: Come back on May 1, 2021

For any questions, please contact Kelly Tillinghast, Director of Student Enrichment, at 864-488-4011 or

For Questions regarding Orientation or First-Year Advising:
Please contact the Office of Student Enrichment at 864-488-4011 or

For Questions regarding Housing:
Please contact the Housing Office at 864-488-8373 or

COVID Testing Requirments for Spring Semester 2021:

To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, it is essential that Limestone University students have a COVID-19 diagnostic test no later than 10 days prior to the start of the spring semester that begins in January of 2021. Students must submit online the necessary testing results prior to moving back into residential housing or attending classes on the Day Campus in Gaffney.

As was the case prior to the beginning of the current 2020-2021 academic year that started this past August, Limestone Day Campus students are required to show proof of COVID-19 testing before moving into residence halls (for residents) or before attending the first day of classes (for non-residents). Testing information must be sent to (non-athletes) or submitted to Athletics (athletes) and can include one of the following:

  • Proof of prior COVID-19 infection;
  • Proof of presence of COVID-19 antibodies; or
  • Proof of negative COVID-19 test results which was taken within 10 days of your scheduled move-in day (for residents) or the start of classes (for non-residents).

Limestone University expects all students to be tested for COVID-19. Individuals should obtain a test shortly before their return to campus, by a method of their choosing. Testing may be obtained through community-based testing sites (many at no charge), commercial providers, or a primary care physician. If a student cannot obtain a test in the needed window, one can be administered upon arrival on campus for a fee. Please contact the Health Center to schedule.

Undergraduate Costs for 2020-2021


FALL 2020
August - December

January - April

(Maximum 18 semester hours)
Day Student Fee$550$550
ROOM$2,282 - $3,195
depending on housing choice
$2,282 - $3,195
depending on housing choice

Housing Options

  • Ebert, Eunice Ford, Fort Hall, Greer, Ball Residence Halls - Double Occupancy: $2,282 per semester
  • Brown Residence Hall - Double Occupancy: $2,609 per semester
  • Off-campus Student Housing (Agape House, Griffith, Landon House, Smith House, The Cedars, Walton Ridge ): $2,546 per semester
  • Ebert, Eunice Ford, Fort Hall, Greer, Ball Residence Halls - Single Occupancy: $3,195 per semester
  • Brown Residence Hall - Single Occupancy: $3,195 per semester
BOARD (MEAL PLAN)$2,393$2,393
  • Certain courses may require additional Laboratory or Music Fees - see Academic Catalog for details
  • Students who enroll in fewer than 12 semester hours are classified as part-time students. Part-time students pay $1050.00 per credit hour.
  • Students who wish to audit a course are assessed a $50.00 per credit hour fee.
  • Textbook costs vary by course. Students have the option to order books from the University's textbook vendor directly from their course schedules posted in the Halo.