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

Lock Haven University is gearing up to welcome more than 1,000 new students and their families to the LHU campus. 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.

While orientation is mandatory for students, it is strongly encouraged that parents/guardians join them in this learning adventure.  There is a lot to know about preparing for the first semester at The Haven.

Please note we do not offer childcare services, however siblings are welcome to attend with parents. 



 Goals for orientation:

  • To introduce entering undergraduate student 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 the parent of new student with the University experience and what their students can expect while attending Lock Haven University.                           

  • To introduce incoming students and parents to the resources that are available

  • To emphasize to students the importance of being involved on campus and taking
    responsibility and initiative for their own growth and development



 Dates:(click here to register)

    • Sunday, June 21, 2015 (EOP & Jump Start students only)
    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • Saturday, June 27, 2015*
    • Saturday, August 1, 2015*

*Special transfer, commuter and veteran sessions included.




 Here is a list of things you will need for orientation:

    • Comfortable shoes (There are a lot of hills in LHU and you will be doing a lot of walking)
    • Raincoat and/or umbrella
    • Parking Pass
    • Cash for snacks and spur-of-the-moment purchases
    • Paper and pens for taking notes
    • A list of any college classes or AP tests taken during the spring semester
    • Your enthusiasm and an open mind!




What to expect at orientation:

    • Meet with faculty who will 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



 Helpful Information:




Q: Is on-campus housing available for orientation?

A:  Yes!  Students and their guests are welcome to stay in LHU-owned Fairview Suites the night prior to orientation.  There is no charge for the room.  One room per family. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian if they wish to stay overnight.

Q:  Is orientation mandatory?

A:  Yes, all new incoming students are required to attend orientation.