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Orientation 2019

New student orientation is offered each semester at Lake Michigan College. Select an orientation date to see registration deadlines and details:

Orientation consists of three steps:

How to Register for Orientation 

All attendees must register prior to orientation. Register for orientation by emailing the LMC admissions department your preferred orientation date, your name, and your student ID.

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!

Activate your 365 LMC email in WaveLink 

  • Log-in with your WaveLink username and password
  • Click the red email icon in the top right corner
  • Click the 365 email icon on the left side of the page (your username and password is the same as WaveLink)
  • Follow the prompts on the log-in screen 

Enroll and complete the online New Student Orientation Prep session in Canvas

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  • Log-in with your WaveLink username and password.  
  • Your online work must be done prior to your on-campus session; if you arrive without having completed the online portion, we will ask you to reschedule or stay after.  
  • Having trouble logging into Canvas? Here is a Canvas Quick Help Guide.

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.
  • 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.
    • Orientation sessions will begin on time. Check-in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session. 
    • Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
    • There will be an opportunity to speak with a Financial Aid Coordinator after New Student Orientation.  Sign up is available during check-in.

    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. LMC students are required to complete the Online Prep portion before attending the On-Campus portion of orientation. If it is not possible for a student to get it done beforehand, students will be asked to reschedule so they can make the most of the on-campus experience. 

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

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