Orientation at LHU

We are thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of The Haven family!

Lock Haven University is excited to welcome our new students and their families to the LHU campus for an exciting and informative orientation program. Below you will find information regarding our orientation programs, but first, let's talk about why it is so important. 

We require that students attend orientation...yes, it is mandatory.  It is mandatory because national research shows that participation in orientation is one of the best ways to support college success.  Every decision we make as an institution is driven by just that.  What is best for our students.

You will find that the orientation program provides students with a better understanding of academic expectations, a clearer understanding of their role as a college student, exposes them to LHU resources and how to access those resources, and most importantly, it strengthens the student-parent-LHU partnership.  Something we strongly believe in. 

We encourage parents/guardians (or any person who provides support to the student) to attend orientation with their student. The beginning of a college experience is a very special and exciting time, not only for the student, but for parents and family members as well. The more that family members understand about the college experience, the more helpful they can be to the student during their transition. 

Summer Entrance

Orientation Programs



Summer Orientation is for students & families to begin to make the transition to LHU!  Plan for a half day event with information for both students and families.  Students and families/supporters will select one of the dates planned forsummer (additional dates may be added if needed).

Tentative Dates for The Summer 2021 Orientation Program

Please note that dates/times/schedules/formats are tentative at this time and are likley to change based on social distancing/capacity requirements.  Changes and additions are expected to this plan.

Exact schedules and times for each session will be determined soon.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (Virtual/Zoom Based Event)
    • 1 session
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 (In-person events)
    • AM Session
    • PM Session
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 (In-person events)
    • AM Session
    • PM Session
  • Friday, July 9, 2021 (In-person events)
    • AM Session
    • PM Session
  • Monday, July 12, 2021 (In-person events)
    • AM Session
    • PM Session
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 (In-person events)
    • AM Session
    • PM Session
  • Monday, July 26, 2021 (Virtual/Zoom Based Event)
    • 1 session

Optional Summer Events

  • Haven Summer Topics
    • A variety of offices will present topics
    • Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
    • June 2, 2021 through August 4, 2021
    • Join us via Zoom (Link TBD)


  •  Make up Orientation
    • A final Orientation Day, just prior to the Fall Semester for those that missed Summer Orientation.
    • Dates (Available July 2021)
    • Schedule (Available July 2021)
  •  Fall 2021 Orientation & Welcome Week
    • This program is for Students Only
    • Dates (Available June 2021)
    • A program to Welcome our New Students to LHU and prepare them to begin classes on Monday.
    • Schedule (Available June 2021)



A half day program for students who will begin classes in the Spring Semester.  This program is for students only.  Parents and students are welcome to attend our Q&A sessions in December and January for additional information.



What you need to know...

The ins and outs of preparing for orientation.

What are the goals of the orientation program?

Learn about opportunities, responsibilities and resources and of course, make lots of new friends!

What can parents do at orientation?

Parents are welcome too! Check out of all of the different activities available for parents.

What can I expect at orientation?

To leave with a clear understanding of important processes and issues facing new students.

What will I need to bring to orientation?

Bring paper, a pen and wear comfortable shoes.  You will be doing lots of walking and fun activities.

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