Orientation helps new students plan to succeed.
New Student Orientation is required for first-time degree or certificate-seeking students to support their successful transition to college.
The mission of New Student Orientation is to provide new students with personal, educational and social support as they transition and navigate the College’s expectations, resources and environment.
We have designed orientation for you to get to know other students, LLCC staff and details about the college. Orientation includes information you need to make informed choices, the awareness you need to spark your involvement in the campus community and the academic support you need to succeed in your classes. Each orientation includes an welcome session, a resources and involvement tour, and a planning and technology workshop.
Sign-up for Orientation
To attend a New Student Orientation in Springfield, call 217-786-2292 or visit registration. We also have a limited number of spots available to sign up using SignUp.com. New Student Orientation is 3.5 hours long and is designed only for students. Transfer and returning students are encouraged to sign-up and attend if they choose. View the What to Expect page for more details about orientation. Parents, family members and others supporting new students may attend Parent & Family Orientation (see below).
New Student Orientations are also offered at our Outreach Centers. To attend, call or visit the LLCC location in:
New student-athletes and students requesting accommodations must call 217-786-2224 to meet with their assigned advisor before orientation. For students with special circumstances, we have an online orientation option. Students may also request a waiver.
Parent & Family Orientation
Parents and family members are invited to attend a Parent & Family Orientation. Parent & Family Orientations are held 35 minutes after the start of New Student Orientation at LLCC-Springfield. To attend a Parent & Family Orientation, you may come on the day of your student’s New Student Orientation at LLCC-Springfield or chose a day using SignUp.com. Parent & Family Orientation is 45 minutes long. New Student Orientation is 3.5 hours long, so it may be helpful to drive separately.
Date & Place
Once you have applied, call 217-786-2292, visit registration, or call/visit an LLCC Outreach Center to reserve the earliest available orientation session (see Orientation Checklist). Sessions are offered February through August for new students starting in Summer or Fall semester and October through January for new students starting in Spring semester. Orientations are approximately three and a half hours long.
You will meet with your assigned advisor after attending New Student Orientation. For the best advising experience, please send in transcripts from your high school and any college you’ve previously attended. Also, take the placement assessment (if your major requires it and you did not achieve the required scores on the SAT or ACT). To schedule your advising appointment, call: LLCC Springfield 217-786-2224; Beardstown 217-323-4103; Jacksonville 217-243-6699; Taylorville 217-786-2754; and Litchfield 217-786-3401.
During your initial advising session, you will be shown how to register online for your classes.
Online registration help is available by calling 217-786-2292.