New Student Orienation: Common Questions

When can I move in?

Except for a few athletic teams, all new students will move in on August 23th starting at 10:00 a.m. You can get there earlier (starting at 8:00 a.m.) to do any paper work you need to finish and buy books, but you will need to wait in your designated dorm lane in the Roland Fine Arts Center (RFAC) parking lot until 10:00 a.m. when move in begins. (View the full schedule)

What is the process for move in?

You will enter the campus through the main entrance and line-up in your designated dorm lane in the Roland Fine Arts Center (RFAC) parking lot. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. you and your vehicle(s) will be escorted to the entrance of your residential hall where you will be met by the Swarm Squad. Stay in your car! This group of highly motivated upperclassmen will unload the contents of your vehicle(s) and take them to your room. You will be given instructions for where to park your car and then return to your room.

What is a Team Leader and what do they do?

A Team Leader is a returning student who went through a rigorous application process because they are interested in welcoming new students to HLGU. Your Team Leader’s job is to introduce you to life at HLGU by guiding you and five to nine other students through New Student Orientation. They will be in contact with you throughout the summer to answer any questions and address any concerns. Meet our Team Leaders here.

How long is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is 4 1/2 days long. (View the full schedule)

What do I need to bring?

All the info you need about what to bring and not bring can be found here.

Is New Student Orientation for transfer students?

Yes, orientation is for all incoming first-year students and transfer students.

Are there activities for Parents during NSO?

Our activities for parents specifically go through Thursday evenings Parent’s Panel. We encourage parents to then attend Family Weekend/ Homecomming October 5th-7th 2012. This weekend is full of fun events for families to take part in and embrace their Trojan pride! Please look for more information on our website after Aug 23th and at Move In Day Aug 23th during the Parent/Student Meeting and Parent’s Panel.

Got Questions? Get Answers!

How do I get in touch with...?

Residential Housing:
Joe Thrower - 573.629.4788

New Student Orientation:
Student Development - 573.629.3008

Financial Aid:
Brice Baumgardner - 573.629.3280

Computer Services:
Justin Martin - 573.629.3031

University Bookstore:
Sue Booth - 573.629.3002

Business Office:
Karla McDonald - 573.629.3055

Have other questions?

Fill out the contact form on this page, or contact Richard Medina, Director of Student Activities, at rmedina@hlg.edu or 573.629.3006.

Contact Information

Student Development Office