New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to Lane College! We are excited to welcome you as one of the newest members of our Dragon Family!

To help you get acquainted with Lane College, all new first-year students and transfer students
must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). During NSO, you will meet with students,
faculty, and staff; begin developing academic and co-curricular goals; become familiar with
campus resources; and schedule courses for your first semester as you put your academic plan
into action. There are five (5) steps in the NSO journey:

Step 1:
Take Your ALEKS Math Assessment
Step 2:
Make Your Reservation to Attend a NSO Live Virtual Session
Step 3:
Complete Your NSO Modules
Step 4:
Register for Your Fall Classes
Step 5:
Attend Your NSO Live Virtual Session

ALEKS Math Assessment

Your first step in preparing for NSO is to take your ALEKS Math Assessment. The results from the ALEKS Math Assessment are used to determine your appropriate starting level in mathematics – please take the assessment seriously. It is used for placement only. Please allow 2-3 hours to complete the ALEKS Math Assessment.

Click here to learn how to register for the ALEKS Math Assessment

Click here to access the ALEKS Math Assessment

For more information about the ALEKS Math Assessment please contact

Make Your Reservation to Attend NSO Live Virtual Session

Our online reservation system makes it easy for you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) to reserve your spot for the NSO Live Virtual Session.

When making your reservation:

  • Make sure that you have your Student ID Number handy. You can find it on your official letter of admission.
  • Select a day that works best for you and your parent(s) and guardian(s). The live sessions normally last about 3 hours.
  • Students, please select the Student Registration ticket when registering for NSO. When registering your parent(s) or guardian(s) for NSO, please select the Parent/Guardian ticket.

Your reservation is not guaranteed until you click “Register”. You and your guest will receive a confirmation email to the email address you entered with your reservation. You will also receive a second email with the Zoom link. If you need to change your NSO date, please contact 731.425.2561.

Click here to make your reservation for your LIVE NSO Virtual Session

NSO Modules

To prepare for a successful transition to Lane College, we’ve prepared a list of important modules that you should complete before you attend your Live NSO virtual session. Once you have completed your NSO modules you will receive your NSO Dragon Kit. This kit includes a t-shirt, planner, and portable power bank. So, make sure you login in with your Lane College Student ID to receive completion credit.

Click here to access the NSO Modules

Register for your classes

If you have not done so already, you will get the opportunity to meet your Student Success Coach. The two of you will determine if you are ready to create your schedule or set and appointment to discuss your academic plan. This is the foundation for the next few years, so take your time, ask questions, and work with your Student Success Coach!

Participating in Your Live NSO Session

Your Live NSO Virtual Session experience will combine opportunities for real-time engagement with Lane College faculty, staff, and Orientation Leaders.

Our live session activities include:

  • A College Welcome
  • Meeting with our various campus departments
  • A virtual tour
  • Academic Advising sessions
  • Lane College Trivia and Prizes

What’s your time commitment? We estimate it will take about 3 hours to complete the Live NSO Virtual Session.

You’ll be able to make reservations for family members to participate in the Live Virtual Orientation through the reservation system. Due to limited participant space, students are allowed to register a max of two (2) additional guests for the Live NSO Virtual Session. Participants will receive the Zoom link to their virtual session the week of their scheduled event.

For the best virtual experience, we suggest that the student and guest(s) log into the Zoom call on separate devices.

In-Person NSO Now Available

In addition to our virtual NSO, we also have an in-person NSO. Contact our admissions team at to learn more about in-person orientation. Whether you join NSO virtually or in person, we're excited to welcome you to the Lane College family.