First-Year Programs

First-Year Programs


The Office of First-Year Programs plays a crucial role in supporting the transition of first year students at Lindenwood University. The Office of First-Year Programs services all students in their first year at Lindenwood. First-Year Programs helps to support students early on in their Lindenwood journey. The office provides guidance and resources to help students navigate their initial steps in college, specifically through a New Student Orientation hosted each semester. In addition, First-Year Programs houses student led initiatives such as First-Year Council, Sophomore Council, and the First-Generation Collegians student group. We recognize that transitioning to college can be overwhelming, so the First-Year Programs office organizes social events and activities to help students connect with peers. Overall, the Office of First-Year Programs provides essential resources, support, and a sense of community to help students thrive during this critical transition period.

First-Year Programs

  • Provides services to enhance first-year students' academic and personal development.
  • Works towards fully engaging and integrating first-year students into the university community.
  • Creates opportunities for students to build connections with their peers through social events, workshops, and group activities.

First-Year Programs is dedicated to the academic and personal success of all first-year students. The office offers a comprehensive and intentional experience that supports student learning and involvement.

Your new first-year connections are of paramount importance to us, which is why we provide First-Year Experience, First-Year Seminar, Learning Communities, and one-on-one support to assist with the transition to college.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you have a fun and successful transition to Lindenwood University!

Questions concerning First-Year Programs can be directed to

First-Year Programs Resources

New Student Orientation

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation (NSO) will be hosted August 21-25, 2024. Move-in for new First-Year Students will be August 20-21 (Move-in information will be sent to you by Residential Life). New Student Orientation activities will happen all week. Click on the below link to see a non-detailed schedule of the week. We are excited to welcome you to Lindenwood! #LUDiscoverYourRoar


Lindenwood University now has a new online orientation! It is important to complete the orientation within the first 8 weeks of the semester. During your orientation experience you will:

  • Connect to campus resources.
  • Learn what you need to know to be a Lion.
  • Get connected to Lindenwood, find community.
  • Learn about life as a Lindenwood Lion.
  • Build your confidence as a college student. 

Access the orientation and follow the directions to create your account.


Lindenwood University First-Year Programs has partnered with Innovative Educators to bring to our students some really exciting resources. One of these resources is called StudentLingo.  StudentLingo is a fully hosted series of 50 online student success workshops designed to support student learning, personal growth, and health & wellness. Topics include Time Management, Stress Management, Study Skills, How To Take Tests Online and more. All 50 workshops are closed captioned in English & Spanish, include resources & activities, and have certificates of completion. You and your students can access any of these modules by logging into our single sign-on First-Year Programs Hub.


Faculty and Staff Only 

Go2Knowledge (Go2K) is your turnkey online professional development solution, which includes 150+ live webinars and 350+ pre-selected, on demand webinars.

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