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


We can't wait to see you at Orientation!

Registration for Spring Orientation is now available!

We strongly encourage parents 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. 
Lock Haven University is gearing up to welcome our new students and their families to the LHU campus.  We have provided some information to help you understand and prepare for this engaging opportunity.
Orientation is mandatory. 
National research shows that participation in orientation is one of the best ways to support college success.  The summer orientation program will provide students with a better understanding of academic expectations, give them a clearer understanding or their role, expose them to LHU resources, how to access resources, and most importantly, strengthen the student-parent-LHU partnership.  
What are the goals of the orientation program?
  • To introduce entering undergraduate students to the opportunities and responsibilities of academic life at the University
  • To create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community among the incoming class and connects them to faculty, staff, administrators, and other students 
  • To familiarize parents of new students with the University experience, and understand what their student can expect while attending Lock Haven University
  • To introduce incoming students and parents to the many available resources 
  • To emphasize the importance of being involved in campus life and taking initiative and responsibility for personal growth and development
What can I expect at orientation?
  • Receive class schedule information
  • Meet with faculty who can answer your questions about majors, core requirements, etc.
  • Meet other new students
  • Meet with current LHU students who will be able to answer your questions about college
  • Explore ways to get involved in campus activities
  • Meet with LHU faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Preview important first-year college issues
  • Learn about campus life from current LHU students
  • Become familiar with LHU's campus
  • Gain confidence about starting LHU in the fall
What will I need to bring to orientation?
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be doing a lot of walking!) 
  • Paper and pens (for taking notes)
  • Enthusiasm 
  • An open mind!