New Student Orientation

Welcome to LWTech!

We are all so excited to welcome you to be part of our LWTech family. New Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to what it means to be a student at LWTech. Learn more below.

Winter Quarter New Student Orientation

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December 19, 2022

Check In and Welcome

Location: West Building, 4th floor, W401

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Check In
    • You will pick up orientation information, a cup of coffee, and your name tag.
  • 9 a.m. Welcome 
    • You will meet LWTech's executive leadership who will welcome to you the college and answer any questions you might have.
    • Our Office of Student Life staff will review the day and answer your questions. 

Student Services and Programs Fair

Location, East Building, East Mall

After our welcome, we will travel to the East Building and begin the services and programs fair. As a new student, there are many services and programs you should be aware of. 

Workshops

Location: East Building, E144

  • Campus Life and Student Expectations 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    •  You will learn about all out-of-class offerings you can take advantage of, and how to engage in campus life responsibly. 
  • Everything Digital Communication 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
    • Our Information Technology department will help you learn and understand how to use all the digital communication tools LWTech has when you are managing classes.
  • Funding Options 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • LWTech has many funding options for students. This workshop will help you learn about those funding options and provide referral resources to learn more about funding eligibility.
  • Campus Tour; Learning where student services and classrooms are located.

Academic Advising Workshop

Location: West Building, W401

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

After the services fair, you will travel back to West Building, W401 and learn about academic advising. This interactive workshop experience will help you learn who is your advisor and how to use advising services while enrolled.

Closing and Prize Drawing!

Location: West Building, W401

2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

After our academic advising session you will help us evaluate your experience. We value your input and use it to improve orientations for our next group of new students. We will also draw names for prizes, 3 prizes of supplies and fun things from the college bookstore.

You are welcome to remain on campus and take time to look around. 

December 20, 2022

Informal Student To-do Day

All students are welcome to come back to campus and visit offices you are interested in. Other departments are available specialized appointments.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn more about TRIO. This student service provides academic and support services for students who identify as  low-income, first generation, or students with disabilities. This session will be drop in for any new students to determine eligibility to receive these services. If you do not have time to visit the office and learn about your eligibility to receive services, complete an online eligibility form and the office staff will work with you based on your form answers.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Academic Advising is offering appointments to students. Drop-in advising is available on December 20. In-person in West Building, W207 or virtually through Zoom. The Zoom link is available on the Academic Advising webpage.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In-person academic advising is also available in West Building, W207

Note: Due to scheduling, logistics, and college needs, times are approximate. If changes are made to this schedule, all participants will be notified to the best of our ability.

Inclement Weather Note: Please note that if the college is closed due to inclement weather all in-person orientation activities will be cancelled. There may be some online services available. Please check the college's front webpage for updated information about college closures.


Student Support Services

Advising, Assessment, Counseling, Disability Services, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, TRIO, Veteran’s Services, High School Programs, and WorkForce Development are open and available on campus Monday through Thursday. Friday appointments are by request. These offices also schedule online appointments throughout the week. All of us at LWTech are here to support you. Be sure to reach out to your advisor, faculty, or a member of our staff if you need assistance during the quarter.

Technology Support

As in previous quarters, the college has technology available for students to borrow, including basic tablets with internet access, laptops, and webcams. To learn more, visit our website where you can submit your technology request. We also have tutoring available to you in the Learning Lab, which is now located in the Library in room Technology Center, T217.


Online New Student Orientation

Take our free and self-paced New Student Online Orientation and go through our open, and non-timed orientation. Complete the orientation by clicking through the end of the orientation to take a short quiz. Your quiz will be counted as you completing the online orientation.

Start the New Student Online Orientation

New Student Services Navigation Information

As a new student, there are many things to be aware of. Whether you are in one of our specialty populations, coming back after years of being out of college, or it is your first time in college you have much in common with everyone, you need to start somewhere. The information below can help navigate the various services available to students as you get ready for your first quarter. 

After you figure out your first quarter, you will continue to learn more about the college and find connections that will help with social and academic success. Please use the information below to learn what services or supports we believe are important for students before their first quarter.

All students have some level of access to apply for funding through financial aid by using the Free Financial Aid for Student Aid application. This application is online, and managed through the federal government. It is recommended any student applying for federal aid to attend LWTech apply using the FAFSA at least three months in advance of starting their first quarter. Processing time may limit a student's ability to pay for tuition and supplies.

Other funding options might be available from scholarships or through LWTech's Worker Retraining Department. 

Finally, all students are encouraged to learn more about scholarships that can supplement costs to attend.

A great resource for all students is the Student Handbook that can help you learn more about academic and student life. The student handbook is for all students and covers resources and services all students are eligible to use.

All students need to take the time to get their student identification card. That card is used for entering campus while we are in remote operations, accessing library materials online or in person.

Students can find the textbooks needed for their classes by visiting the bookstore’s webpage. You will need your class schedule when using the bookstore textbook search function. Use LionsLink to get a copy of your schedule to look for textbooks.

Canvas is LWTech's online learning software. This is the system you will use when taking any classes that are online, have a hybrid component, or faculty use for holding information. There are several help pages that outline problem solving, if you have any issues figuring out how to use the software.

At some point, all students will use the college bookstore to purchase unique supplies, books, buy college apparel, or get a snack. 

Legend is your way to connect with your academic advisor and professor about how you are doing in your class. You will see academic plans, kudos, and resources you can use for academic success.

There are several maps available for you to use when figuring out where your labs and classes are. There are four buildings that make up the total campus buildings and each building has different services, amenities, classrooms, or labs in them.

Generally speaking, this is the list of building with their services:

  • West building includes classrooms, labs, student services, human resources, and the president's office.
  • East building includes several classrooms and labs. It also includes food for purchase, student activities and student government, TRIO, and the RISE and Fitness centers.
  • Allied Health building includes classrooms and labs for health care programs.
  • Technology center includes classrooms, labs, the library, and the information technology department. 
There are several options for student involvement including attending student activities, starting or joining a student club, engaging with student government, visiting the Veteran Center, or utilizing the RISE Center
Finally, if you cannot find information you need here or at other webpages, please visit the ASK Me webpage and ask your question. A college employee will get back to you with an answer.

Have a great quarter! We hope you tailor your LWTech experience to meet your expectations. If we can help in anyway, please let us know.