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 (4) steps in the NSO journey:

Step 1:
Make Your Reservation to Attend an NSO Live Virtual or In-person Session
Step 2:
Complete Your NSO Modules
Step 3:
Register for Your Fall Classes
Step 4:
Attend Your NSO Virtual or In-Person Session


Make Your Reservation to Attend an NSO Live Virtual or In-person Session

Our online reservation system makes it easy for you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) to reserve your spot for either a Virtual of In-Person 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). Virtual sessions normally last about 3 hours. In-Person sessions normally last 4 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. If you register for the virtual session, you will also receive a second email with the Zoom link. If you register for the in-person session, you will receive a second email with the COVID-19 Acknowledgement Form. If you need to change your NSO date, please contact 731.425.2561.

Click here to make your reservation to attend NSO In-Person

Click here to make your reservation to attend NSO Online


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. Not sure what is in the Dragon Kit this year, so you have to do that part. 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 Virtual or In-Person NSO Session

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

NSO activities include:

  • A College Welcome
  • Meeting with our various campus departments
  • A virtual or 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 virtual session and four hours to complete the in-person session.

You’ll be able to make reservations for family members to participate in NSO through the reservation system. Due to limited participant space, students are allowed to register a max of two (2) additional guests for your 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.