2020 SUMMER ORIENTATION
Welcome to the first class of LIMESTONE UNIVERSITY! As we prepare our campus for your arrival in August, we are excited to offer an online summer orientation experience that will connect you to campus and introduce you to other new students. Through videos and interactive discussions with students and staff, you will explore topics that will help you transition to Limestone and discover answers to any questions you have. Limestone is committed to ensuring that all our students are prepared to begin their collegiate career with us this fall. We cannot wait to meet you and see you all soon!
Summer Orientation Sessions
The New Student Orientation sessions are divided into five weeks. You only need to register for ONE week. During your selected week, you will have access to the orientation course in Blackboard, our learning management system, and will have six days to go through the course. You may complete the session in one sitting or over the course of the week. It is not necessary to log in every day.
Session 1: June 28 (registration closes at 3:00 p.m. June 25)
Session 2: July 5 (registration closes at 10 a.m. July 2)
Limestone offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6
Session 3: July 12 (registration closes at 3:00 p.m. July 9)
Session 4: July 19 (registration closes at 3:00 p.m. July 16)
Session 5: July 26 (registration closes at 3:00 p.m. July 23)
Limestone is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all members of the community. We want to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy our summer orientation program. If you need any accommodations to participate fully, please contact accessibility [at] limestone.edu to request them. Requests must be received at least three business days before the scheduled date of the event.
Be sure to check your student portal and Limestone email regularly to keep up with the Limestone University community, keep in touch with new friends, your Orientation Leader, and your academic advisor. If you are having trouble logging in, please let our team know. Also, be sure to follow the Division of Student Success on Instagram and Facebook, for updates and giveaways.
Important Dates to Remember
June 30: FAFSA Deadline (for SC Residents)
August 12: CONVOCATION -Welcome to campus kick-off for students and families
August 13: International Student Orientation
August 13-16: LIMESTONE LAUNCH 2020. LAUNCH is a 4-day event for all new students to become acclimated with life at Limestone, meet other students, and get excited for the year.
August 17: First Day of Class
If you have any questions, please contact:
Director of Student Enrichment
Ktillinghast [at] 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 student life programs, and for incoming students to meet new friends. Due to Covid-19, and the safety of you, your family and our campus, we have moved our Orientation to an online platform. While our plans may look different, we are looking forward to getting you connected with campus, and other students.
Who should attend orientation?
All incoming students, both residential and commuter, first year, and transfer and International students should attend Orientation.
When/How can I register for Summer Orientation?
As soon as you have committed to Limestone, you can register for Summer Orientation. 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?
Orientation will take place in our Online Classroom, Blackboard which you can access through your student portal or our website. You will have access to your chosen session on the Sunday you choose. You will have 6 days to complete the course. Throughout the week there will be video chats available as well as continuous discussions with staff and Orientation Leaders. Please note that you do Not have to log in each day, and can work at your own pace.
Can I bring someone with me to Orientation?
You can complete Orientation from the comfort of your home with your family.
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.
When will I receive my Housing assignment?
Housing assignments will be going out throughout the summer. Please check your student portal for information If you have any questions regarding your housing assignment, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 864.587.4247. The housing staff will be available all summer to answer any questions you may have.
Are there accommodations for students with special needs?
Absolutely! Limestone believes every student should be empowered with the necessary resources to succeed. Accessible education and intensified Learning Enrichment and Achievement Program (LEAP) services are provided through our Equity and Inclusion Office. For more information about these services, please contact Selena Blair, Director of Equity and Inclusion at 864-488-4394 or ssblair [at] limestone.edu or Susan Baxter-Ferguson, LEAP Coordinator at 864-488-8377 or sbaxter [at] limestone.edu.
When will I have an opportunity to meet with an Academic Advisor?
You may have already been contacted by your Student Success Coach/First Year Advisor to discuss your class schedule, if not, once you have committed to Limestone you will be assigned a Student Success Coach, who will reach out via email and phone to schedule a time to discuss your classes. If you are unsure who your Student Success Coach is or have not heard from them, please contact Kelly Tillinghast, Director of Student Enrichment at ktillinghast [at] limestone.edu or 864-488-4011.
When is Orientation for International Students?
At Limestone College, we are committed to positively influencing your transition to College and to living in the United States. Online Orientation is a great way for International Students to receive the same information. We will also have a time in August for all International Students to meet with Dr. Jack Knipe who serves as our International Student Liaison. Dr. Knipe will assist students with required documentation, and will introduce students to college policies, culture and other opportunities. Dr. Knipe can be reached at 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 orientation process. Orientation Leaders will be available through online discussion boards though your Session. These students are a great resource for getting involved in on-campus activities, finding your way around campus, and over all college life. Above all, orientation leaders are here to provide a positive and friendly presence to incoming students and their families.
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.