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

Stop by the Science and Math Complex any time from 8 am to 5 pm to check-in for New Student Orientation with the Office of Student Engagement. Get arrival information, visit Student Services, and confirm enrollment  We will see you there!

Late New Student Orientation Check-In

Conn Center

Not able to join us to check-in on Friday? Be sure to stop by the Conn Center between 8-9 a.m. to get all the info you need and check in!

New Student Welcome Session

Various Classrooms

Each new student will gather in various classrooms across campus and meet with their instructors, Peer/Transfer Leaders, and fellow new students to form new friendships, prepare for classes to start, and learn more about Lee. New students will learn where their group will meet during NSO Check-In and receive an email to their Lee email […]

Opening Student Session

Conn Center

At 9:30 am, students will meet in the Conn Center for their Opening Student Session where they will hear from President Mark Walker and others who will rally the students to prepare for this new adventure in their lives.

Parent/Guardian Breakout Sessions

Various Locations

While the students are in their sessions, parents and guardians have the chance to learn more about Lee and the way students are cared for. These sessions include: “Parents in Partnership” in the Dixon Center “Student Care & Safety” in Pangle Hall “Deepening Faith” held in the Stone Chapel Following these breakout sessions, a primary […]

LEEU-101 Freshman Student Session

Various Classrooms

Following the Opening Session, freshman students will meet back with their peers and Peer Leaders at 11:00 am to get an introduction to life at Lee as an official Lee student.

Transfer Student Session

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

Coinciding with the Freshman Student Session is the Transfer Student Session where students can meet other transfers and get an introduction to life at Lee as an official Lee student.

Family Lunch

Alumni Park

At Alumni Park, the park across from the Paul Conn Student Union, a family lunch will be held where families can grab food from the buffet and socialize with other families.

Student Services Fair

Science & Math Complex

Stop by the Science & Math Complex anytime from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. to become more familiar with offices on campus that provide different resources to help students throughout their college experience.

Disabilities Services and Academic Support Session

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

If you need physical, sensory, learning, and/or emotional assistance due to a disability, you can meet in the Science & Math Complex room 201 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and learn more information about how to be better supported as a student in this area.

International Student and TCK Welcome Session

The Chapel 1370 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN

Calling all International Students! This informational session will help them get accustomed to life at Lee and a chance for them to get connected to other international students! The session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the John D. Nichols Room in the Chapel.

Welcome Back Cookout

Walker Arena Lawn

Let's celebrate your #LeeUArrival with a bang! Join us for a special block party - free food, friends, and lots to do. Special thanks to Alpha Gamma Chi, Pi Kappa Pi, Sigma Nu Sigma, and Epsilon Lambda Phi for sponsoring this event!

Community at Lee

Pangle Hall

At this session, we will discuss the unique ways our community at Lee sticks together. You will learn about resources and people you need to know to have the best Lee experience. The session will have two rotations. The first rotation will host Gateway Class Sections 1 - 18 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The […]

New Student Choir Rehearsal

Conn Center

Interested in joining the New Student Choir for our first U-Church together? Come to this rehearsal to join!


Conn Center

Join us for the first U-Church of the semester! A night with worship featuring the "New Student Choir"

Ice Cream Sunday and Rec Expo

Walker Arena Lawn

New students gather and celebrate the start of their college experience with ice cream sundaes. Oops! We forgot the bowls!

Academic Advising & Registration

Science & Math Complex

Connect with Academic Services if needed to make sure you have your schedule ready to go for classes to begin! Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, and a variety of other offices will also be available for you to connect with. This is also a great time to get your student ID or finalize your car […]

Deke Day (Required)

Conn Center

Here at Lee, one of our core values is Redemptive Service. Deke Day is an opportunity for students to practice this value through service-learning. You will meet with all new students in the Conn Center and not only become familiar with service-learning but be able to put action behind it.

Theatre Interest Meeting

Buzz Oates Theater, Communication Arts Building 345 Church Street Northeast, Cleveland, TN

Are you interested in getting involved with theatre at Lee? Join us for this special interest meeting to learn about all the ways to get engaged. Whether it's stage performance, technical aspects, or something else, everyone has a place in Lee Theatre.

Welcome Walk & Club Lee

Conn Center/ South Quad Lawn

The final tradition of New Student Orientation is the Welcome Walk – a special time to walk through the Forum together as a brand new class of Lee University students. The next time you get to do so with your peers will be at graduation!   Following the Welcome Walk, stick around the South Quad […]

Registration & Enrollment Confirmation

Centenary Room, Higginbotham Administration Building

Connect with Academic Services if needed to make sure you have your schedule ready to go for classes! Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, and a variety of other offices will be available to connect with. This is a great time to get your student ID and finalize your car registration with Campus Security.

Sock Hop with Phi Gam

Mayfield Annex Gym 1301 Magnolia Ave NE, Cleveland, TN

Come join the Pink Ladies on campus for a fun morning filled with breakfast goodies and good vibes. Wear your pjs and craziest socks and meet in the Mayfield Gym at 10am.

Academic Department Receptions

You've met fellow new students, your Peer and Transfer Leaders, your Gateway instructor, and plenty of offices that are here to support you. Now, learn about your academic department and your chosen major! Departments will be hosting meet and greet receptions across campus. See below for an outline for your major:   Department Time Location […]

Block Party

Medlin Plaza, Humanities Center 1250 Paul Conn Parkway NE, Cleveland, TN

Join Upsilon Xi and Delta Zeta Tau for a Block Party before classes start!

Commuter & Transfer Student Social

Paul Conn Student Union

Come join first-year commuter and transfer students in the Paul Conn Student Union for an open house to make connections, eat good food, and have the opportunity to ask questions about Lee's academics, clubs, and campus life. Special shoutout to Cru for all of their work hosting this event!