FIRST-YEAR & TRANSFER ORIENTATION 2019
Congratulations! You are now one step closer to becoming an official Limestone Saint. We are so excited for you to be here this fall! Your next step in the process is to register and attend Summer Orientation! Summer Orientation 2019 will offer new Limestone students the opportunity to connect with the college and other first-year students! Your orientation leader will guide you through the day including meeting with Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Business Office. Students and families will participate in information sessions with Student Life, Accessibility Services, Campus Safety, and Student Success. Orientation is the perfect opportunity to experience Limestone, meet other new students, and make your final preparations before classes start!
Once you have been admitted and paid your deposit, you will need to register for Summer Orientation.
July 15 - session full
July 22 - session full
August 21 - Registration closed
If you have not paid your deposit, you can do so here:
Pay your deposit online
Lunch will be provided for one student and one guest. Additional guests may purchase a lunch ticket for $6.50 per person at the door.
For any questions, please contact Kelly Tillinghast, Coordinator of First Year Programs/Student Success Coach, at 864-488-4011 or Ktillinghast@limestone.edu.
FAQ’s about Summer Orientation
What is summer orientation?
Orientation is a time for Limestone College’s incoming students to get acquainted with the culture of the campus, for Limestone to showcase academic and campus presentations and programs, and for incoming students to meet new friends.
Who should attend orientation? Do I have to attend if I’m a commuter?
All incoming students, both residential and commuter, should attend orientation.
When/How can I register for Summer Orientation?
As soon as you pay your enrollment deposit, you can register for summer orientation. Space is limited, so please register today! Dates and registration are available on this page as well as the link to register.
When and where do I report for my Orientation Session?
You will report to Fullerton Auditorium on your selected date. Check-in and registration will be from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Please view the schedule for more details.
Do I need to bring anything to orientation?
While you do not need to bring anything, you are encouraged to bring the following if you have not submitted them to the College: immunization records, official transcripts, and any documents needed for Financial Aid. Bring a photo ID.
Can I bring someone with me to Orientation?
Of Course! Please bring parents, guardians, or a family member with you! This a great time for everyone to ask questions and prepare for your big move to college! Lunch will be provided for each student and one guest. Any other guest will be able to purchase a lunch ticket at the door for $6.50 per person.
Is there an Orientation Program for parents and family members?
Yes! We will have various information sessions for everyone to attend to get all of your questions answered. Offices available include the Financial Aid Office, Business Office, and Student Life Offices. We encourage you to bring those who will be supporting you financially and emotionally during your college career.
Can I change my orientation session after I have registered?
You may change the session you previously registered for if there is availability in another session. Please contact Kelly Tillinghast at 864.488.4011 or ktillinghast [at] limestone.edu if there is an issue you with your registered date.
What if I need to leave early or miss part of the program?
Orientation is very important to help with the transition to college. Please make every effort to attend the entire day. If you have a conflict or questions about the sessions, please contact Kelly Tillinghast at 864.488.4011 or ktillinghast [at] limestone.edu.
When will I receive my Housing assignment?
Housing assignments will begin going out in late April/ early May. New assignments will go out every two weeks (as we receive more housing applications). If you have any questions regarding housing assignment, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 864.488.4590 or contact Jessica Goins at Jgoins [at] limestone.edu The housing staff will be available at Summer Orientation sessions to answer any questions you may have.
If I receive my housing assignment before my Summer Orientation date, can I view my residence hall room that day?
You may not be able to see your exact room; however, showrooms in each residence hall will be available during Summer Orientation. Contact the Office of Residence Life for specific questions or concerns.
Will there be overnight accommodations provided?
Since the Orientation sessions are a one-day event, overnight accommodations will not be provided. If you wish to stay overnight, you may locate reasonable lodging by clicking here.
Are there accommodations for students with special needs?
Yes! For information regarding accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility and PALS at 864.488.4394 or aallision [at] limestone.edu or Kelly Tillinghast at 864.488.4011 or ktillinghast [at] limestone.edu
When will I have an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor?
Students will be able to meet with Academic Advisors in August before classes begin. The registrar’s office will be available at Summer Orientation to answer questions regarding classes.
When is Orientation for International Students?
For students entering in the Fall Semesters, International Student Orientation will be held in August; more information will be available soon. International Students are not required to attend a summer orientation session in July.
What happens during International Student Orientation?
At Limestone College, we are committed to positively influencing your transition to college and to living in the United States. If there’s a need for required documentation, we will help in the process and introduce you to college policies, culture, opportunities to get involved on campus. For additional information, you may reach out to Dr. Jack Knipe at 864.488.8263 or jknipe [at] limestone.edu.
What are the orientation leaders for?
Orientation leaders are an elite group of students who are trained to help incoming students and their families throughout the day – acquainting new students with campus resources, activities, building locations, and college life issues. Above all, orientation leaders are here to provide a positive and friendly present to incoming students and their families.
Will I need a parking pass during Orientation?
Parking lots will be available throughout campus and Campus Safety will not be issuing any tickets. To view parking locations on campus, please see our Campus Map for details.
Who do I contact if I have any additional questions?
You may contact Kelly Tillinghast at 864.488.4011 or via ktillinghast [at] limestone.edu; Stacy Mason at 864.488.4540 or via smason [at] limestone.edu.