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Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Is orientation mandatory?
Why do I have to attend orientation?
Is there a fee to attend orientation?
How long is orientation?
What is covered at orientation?
Do I have to complete my placement tests prior to completing orientation?
How do I get to Lansing Community College?
Where can I park my vehicle at Lansing Community College?
What should I bring to Orientation?
May I bring a guest or children?
I have a disability, how can I arrange accommodations?
I am running late to orientation. What should I do?
Do I have to pre-register or RSVP?
After I complete orientation, when does the hold get removed?

Q: Is orientation mandatory?
A: New degree-seeking or new transfer bound students must participate in orientation prior to registering for classes. Other students are welcome to attend as well.
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Q: Why do I have to attend orientation?
A: Students who attend orientation are more prepared to begin classes and more successful in reaching their academic goals. Orientation provides information and services in one place, rather than having new students try to obtain this information from each office on their own.
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Q: Is there a fee to attend orientation?
A: No, there is no cost to attend orientation.
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Q: How long is orientation?
A: In person orientation is four hours in length with a resource room to allow students to register for classes that lasts up to an additional 30 minutes; students must attend the entire session. Orientation can also be completed online. Online orientation may take less time than in person and does not have to be completed in one sitting.
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Q: What is covered at orientation?
A: At orientation students will receive a campus tour, learn tips on how to be successful while in college, learn ways to pay for college, i.e. financial aid, receive academic advising, learn about LCC technology and register for classes.
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Q: Do I have to complete my placement tests prior to completing orientation?
A: Yes, students must have placement levels before attending orientation. Placement levels must be established prior to academic advising and registering for courses. Students can obtain placement levels by testing or waivers.

Students arriving without Reading and Writing Levels will be directed to complete the placement process before being able to attend orientation.
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Q: How do I get to Lansing Community College?
A: Directions can be found here or feel free to use our general address in your GPS or internet map site. For campus maps click here.

For Main Campus
422 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

For West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917
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Q: Where can I park my vehicle at Lansing Community College?
A: Information about all of LCC's parking including locations and costs can be found here.

For sessions during the week and during the day, we recommend you park in the ramps, as you will not be able to leave the orientation to feed a meter. Street meters are free after 6p.m. and on weekends.
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Q: What should I bring to Orientation?
A: PDF file Review this checklist for a complete list of items to bring to orientation.
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Q. May I bring a guest or children?
A. Orientation programming is designed specifically for new students and students returning after 5 or more years. In order to deliver the best possible program to our students, orientation sessions are designed for student attendance only. Parents and guests may attend one of the specific orientation sessions. This allows staff to address the unique topics and questions that students typically have as they adjust to college life.

Due to the structure and material covered at orientation it is not appropriate for students to bring children. For more information on the Children on Campus policy, click here.

Students who require accommodations may complete a request form here.
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Q. I have a disability, how can I arrange accommodations?
A: Facilities used during orientation are barrier free. Accessible parking is available in each parking lot on campus for persons who properly display a current state-issued disabled/handicapped plaque/card in accordance with the State of Michigan.

Other accommodations for students with disabilities may be available upon request.

Please notify us of your needs for accommodation at least one week prior to your arrival. Please notify the Office of Disability Support Services of your need for accommodations by calling 517-483-1924.
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Q. I am running late to orientation. What should I do?
A. Plan to arrive to orientation 30 minutes early to allow for ample time to park, find the room and check in. Students who are late will need to reschedule for another date or complete orientation online (for those who qualify).
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Q. Do I have to pre-register or RSVP?
A. Yes, sign up for in person orientation is required.
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Q. After I complete orientation, when does the hold get removed?
A. For students who complete orientation online, please allow 2 business days for the hold to be removed from your student account.
    For students who attend an in person session, the hold will be removed during the orientation session. This will allow you to register immediately following the session.
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Orientation Information and Registration at Lansing Community College

Orientation Information and Registration
TLC Bldg, Room 127
Phone: (517) 483-1957
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