New Student Orientation Check-In

Science & Math Complex

It all begins Friday, August 11 with New Student Orientation (NSO) Check-In and Move-In Day! Residential Life & Housing will be in communication regarding an appointment time to move into your residence hall. After moving in, you’ll meet the orientation staff at the Science & Math Complex (the corner of North Ocoee Street and Billy […]

Student Care & Safety

Pangle Hall

Parents come out and learn about how Lee's campus is here to serve your student.

Community Show Case

Paul Dana Walker Arena

Come on out and see all the local community opportunities that Cleveland has to offer!

Disabilities Services Session

Science & Math Complex

Come visit the Office of Academic Support in the Science and Math Complex.

Service of Dedication & Reception

Conn Center

All new students and family members are invited to attend the Service of Dedication at the Conn Center. The Service of Dedication is a tradition in which Lee’s faculty and staff come together to welcome new students and their families to Lee. The service will also be livestreamed ( There will be a reception immediately following […]

Continental Breakfast

Deacon Jones Dining Hall

Enjoy breakfast Saturday morning in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall!

New Student Welcome Session

Various Classrooms

On Saturday morning, you will meet first with your Gateway or transfer group. Keep an eye on your Lee email for your meeting location. You will also receive your group meeting location during NSO Check-In.

Parent Prayer

Pangle Hall

Parents are invited to attend a prayer session held in Pangle Hall.

Opening Student Session

Conn Center

All new students will then attend the New Student Opening Session in the Conn Center.

Parents in Partnership

Dixon Center 1053 Church St, Cleveland, TN, United States

Parents come out to learn about how Lee's campus is here to serve your student!

Deepening Faith

The Chapel

Parents come out to learn about how Lee's campus is here to serve your student!

LEEU-101 Freshman Student Session

Various Classrooms

All freshman and transfer students will spend time learning about life at Lee with their Gateway and transfer groups.

New Transfer Student Session

School of Theology and Ministry Lecture Hall 798 Parker St NE, Cleveland, TN, United States

All freshman and transfer students will spend time learning about life at Lee with their Gateway and transfer groups.

Parent Orientation with President Walker

Conn Center

During this time, parents are invited to attend several parent orientation sessions, ending with a keynote session with President Walker in the Conn Center.

Family Lunch

Alumni Park

After all the information sessions have ended, everyone is invited to join us for a free cookout in Alumni Park.

Student Services Fair

Science & Math Complex

You can also swing by the Student Services Fair in the Science & Math Complex to speak with various campus representatives and offices who seek to support students.

Disabilities Services Session

Science & Math Complex, 201 1200 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN, United States

Come and get all your questions answered by the Office of Academic Support.

Welcome Back Cookout

Walker Arena Lawn

Everyone is invited to a cookout out on Walker Arena Lawn.

Community at Lee

Pangle Hall

Gateway and transfer groups will attend our “Community at Lee” session at Pangle Hall, in which new students learn what it means to live within the context of the Lee community; how we care for and believe in each other.

New Student Choir Rehearsal

Conn Center

Later that evening, new students can participate in a one-time rehearsal for the New Student Choir that will then be featured at the first U-Church of the semester that night!

U-Church: New Student Choir

Conn Center

Whether you choose to participate as a member of the choir or simply through your attendance at the U-Church service, we hope that you will be able to share in this meaningful time with us.

Ice Cream Sunday & Rec Expo

Walker Arena Lawn

New students are in for a special surprise at the Ice Cream Sunday on the Walker Arena Lawn. This NSO tradition will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Deke Day

Conn Center

Gateway and Transfer groups begin the event with a rally in the Conn Center. There, you will learn about Deke Day and Lee's commitment to redemptive service throughout our community. You will learn about a local assisted-living facility that is specially assigned to your class and participate in a project to support the residents of […]

Welcome Walk & Club Lee

Conn Center/ South Quad Lawn

New students will have the opportunity to participate in a special Lee University tradition – the Welcome Walk. You will meet at the Conn Center with your Gateway and transfer group for this meaningful ritual as a new student class. Directly following the Welcome Walk, new students are invited to attend Club Lee to learn […]

Academic Department Receptions

Academic Departments will be having receptions all over campus. This is a great for new students to meet professors and other students in the department.

Residence Hall Meetings

Various Locations

Students living on campus will hear from their RD about the time and location of their dorm meeting.

Registration & Enrollment Confirmation

Centenary Room, Higginbotham Administration Building

New students can come to the Administration Building to register for classes and confirm enrollment.

Block Party


Students are invited to the Humanities lawn for the annual NSO Block Party.

Sodexo Celebration Lunch

Pedestrian Mall Cleveland, TN, United States

Come to the Ped Mall to celebrate the first day of classes.

Commuter Student Social

Paul Conn Student Union

Commuters, join us in the Paul Conn Student Union Tuesday evening for a Commuter Student Social!

Opening Chapel

Conn Center

Join us for the first Chapel of the semester!


Science & Math Complex

Join us for a Drive-In movie on the SMC Lawn!