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orientation 2018

Orientation 2018

Welcome to Lake Michigan College! We look forward to hosting you at New Student Orientation.

Orientation will help you make a strong start at Lake Michigan College by:

  • Learning what you need to do to be successful in college.
  • Exploring how we can help you.
  • Connecting with those around you.

Orientation consists of two portions.

During the Online Prep portion, you will:

  • Learn about Canvas, the learning management system that will be a big part of the framework of your classes. We're putting this prep portion in Canvas, to help you become familiar with it.
  • Learn about WaveLink, the portal to your records, transcripts, schedule, financial aid awards, and more!
  • Learn about Degree Works, where you can plan, plot and play with your degree plan.
  • Learn about paying for college and financial aid.
  • Learn about Career Coach, where you can explore careers and find your best options.
  • Gain access to resources to refer to when you need them, like WaveLink, placement testing information, Canvas help, and more.
  • Take a few short quizzes to make sure the important stuff sticks.

At your on-campus New Student Orientation, you will learn about:

  • The campus you'll attend.
  • Your rights and responsibilities.
  • Resources to help you.
  • Tips for academic success.
  • Campus safety and how you can help us maintain a safe environment by looking out for yourself and each other.
  • Ways to get involved in campus life, because that's part of what makes college a great experience for you!

An optional parent session will be held at each orientation, where we'll help your parents navigate our systems and processes.

All new students must attend orientation. We encourage you to complete the Online Prep portion before attending the On-Campus portion of orientation. If it is not possible for you to get it done beforehand, we may ask you to reschedule so you can make the most of your On-Campus orientation. 

How to Register for Orientation

Registration for orientation is open! New students may register for orientation via their LMC WaveLink account. See the 

 on how to access your WaveLink account and register for orientation. 

Also, be sure to complete your online new student orientation prep modules before your in-person orientation. Modules will be available through Canvas.

Orientation Locations and Dates

Morning Orientation, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Sign in 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, June 19
- Friday, July 13
- Wednesday, August 1

Afternoon Orientation, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Sign in 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 26
- Tuesday, August 14

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. for morning sessions and 12:30 for afternoon sessions to check in.

Monday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in.

Thursday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. to check in.

Questions? Please call or text Admissions at (269) 927-8626 or email