Orientation at LHU

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

Lock Haven University is excited to welcome our new students and their families to the LHU campus for an exciting and informative orientation program. Below you will find information regarding our orientation programs, but first, let's talk about why it is so important. 

We require that students attend orientation...yes, it is mandatory.  It is mandatory because national research shows that participation in orientation is one of the best ways to support college success.  Every decision we make as an institution is driven by just that.  What is best for our students.

You will find that the orientation program provides students with a better understanding of academic expectations, a clearer understanding of their role as a college student, exposes them to LHU resources and how to access those resources, and most importantly, it strengthens the student-parent-LHU partnership.  Something we strongly believe in. 

We encourage parents/guardians (or any person who provides support to the student) 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. 

Summer Entrance


Orientation Programs


Summer Orientation for 2020 has concluded.   Thank you to all those that attended!

Links and Resources from Summer Presentations 

Make up Orientation for Students who Missed Summer Orientation


The Haven Experience (30 - 60 mins, Students/Families may join as the schedule permits)    Schedule and Zoom Information (updated 6/12)

Online Module-Based Orientation (Time Varies, Required for New Students)

  • Available now at:  https://orientation.lockhaven.edu/
  • Log in with your LHU username and password.
  • This module-based program will allow students to explore campus resources and other important information at their own pace.
  • Students can come and go at their leisure and their progress will be saved.


  •  Make up Orientation - (8/23 - 12:30pm - 2pm)
  •  Fall Orientation & Welcome Week
    • Students Only
    • Schedule
    • A program to Welcome our New Students to LHU and prepare them to begin classes on Monday.


A half day program for students who will begin classes in the Spring Semester.

  • January 2021
    •  The date will be announced in Fall 2020.


What you need to know...

The ins and outs of preparing for orientation.

What are the goals of the orientation program?

Learn about opportunities, responsibilities and resources and of course, make lots of new friends!

What can parents do at orientation?

Parents are welcome too! Check out of all of the different activities available for parents.

What can I expect at orientation?

To leave with a clear understanding of important processes and issues facing new students.

What will I need to bring to orientation?

Bring paper, a pen and wear comfortable shoes.  You will be doing lots of walking and fun activities.

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