Orientation | St. Lawrence University New Laurentian Guide


Important Dates to Remember - 2018-19

May 8: Mailing to new First Year students who have deposited as of May 1, 2018

Wed., May 30, 2018: Deadline to submit most of the forms online however, some must be mailed and postmarked by May 30.

Mid-June: North Country Pre-Trip acceptance notifications will be e-mailed (check your SLU email).  Questions contact Student Activities at 315-229-5757.
Late-June to Early-July: Invitations to our Regional Summer Send-Off Events for the Class of 2022 are sent. For more information and register online please visit: https://www.stlawu.edu/new-laurentian-guide/summer-send-events.

Early-Mid July: You will receive information on which First-Year Program college you will live in, your faculty advisor, and your roommate (if applicable) sent to your SLU e-mail.    

     Please note: If you are an athlete planning on participating in a fall intercollegiate sport, the coach will contact you with information about pre-season, including approved arrival date and time.

Early-July: Cyber Orientation Begins (check your SLU e-mail)

Mon., July 2: Mail the Student Health Forms to the address on the forms — this allows two weeks for delivery prior to the deadline

     Please note: Health forms arriving after July 20 will be subject to a $50 late fee


Mid-July to Early-August: Regional Summer Send-Off Events take place! Meet other incoming students from the Class of 2022, as well as some of our outstanding alumni and parents. Details and an updated list will be available in mid-July.

July 11-August 28: Cyber Advising and Course Registration

          (Get in touch with your Advisor[s] and/or FYP Advising office 315-229-7397 to prepare for registration on July 25.)

Fri., July 20: Student Health Forms due at St. Lawrence University 

Wed., July 25: Course Registration - APR2 opens for FY students at 12 Noon [EST] through until 12 noon on Tuesday, August 28, to register for your fall semester courses.

Tues., July 31:  APR2 is closed all day.

Wed., August 1:  APR2 reopens at 12 Noon [EST] for Lab Registration for biology, chemistry, and other courses with labs.

Mid-August: Athletic teams arrive on campus (check with your coach)

Mid-August: International FY students arrive on campus (check your SLU email)

Wed., August 22: Accepted North Country Pre-Trip students arrive and move into their dorms (check your SLU email for arrival time). Call 315-229-5757 with any questions.

Sun., August 26: New Student Orientation begins (through Aug. 28)
.  All other FY students arrive on campus and move into their dorms
Family Orientation: one day only on Sunday, 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Student Orientation: 3 full days: August 26-28 as well as select programming
August 29-September 2.

A partial tentative schedule for Sunday, August 26 to assist in travel plans:

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. New student check-in/registration in your residence hall

10:30 a.m. Welcome from the Deans

11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Meet your student's FYP faculty [for parents/guardians]

3:30 p.m. Matriculation Ceremony [students, families, faculty and staff invited]

     Families please say goodbye to your son/daughter before this event.

4:30 p.m. Families depart

4:30 p.m. Student Orientation continues

You will receive a full Orientation schedule when you check-in.


Mon., August 27: 12:00-1:30 p.m. Drop-In FY advising in your FYP advisor's office

Tues., August 28: First FYP Class at 10:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
     Last day to make changes to your course schedule before classes begin on Wednesday.

Wed., August 29: First day of classes, Convocation

Fri., September 7: Club and Organization Fair

Thurs., September 13: First Year Academic Honor Ceremony [check your SLU email for more details]

Fri-Sun., September 28-30: Family Weekend (call 315-229-5757, visit the Family Weekend page)

October 18 at 5:00PM--October 21: Thursday–Sunday, Mid-Semester Break

November 19-25: Monday–Sunday, Thanksgiving Break

December 13: Last day of classes

December 16-21: Finals week

December 22-January 15: Winter Break

Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Classes begin for spring semester

Go to the Academic Calendar for more info.