Office of Student Life at Lake Erie College | Painesville, OH

College teaches you more than academics. For most, college is your first time living on your own. No curfew, no house rules, no chores. Friends, late nights and freedom!

New Student Orientation

Welcome Class of 2028 and transfer students to Lake Erie College!

Making your college deposit is just the first step towards an exciting journey ahead. Once you've submitted your deposit, you're one step closer to officially becoming a part of our campus family.

Please note: June 27th is full.

Register for New Student Orientation Here

Students can register for New Student Orientation on our LEO page.

Orientation is limited to 100 students per day.

Next up: Orientation!

Here's what to expect:

1.Sign up for Orientation: Your status portal will provide a seamless pathway to register for orientation sessions on June 27, July 15, and July 18 from 10 am – 3 pm.

2.Arrive on campus: We have a fun filled day planned where you will connect with financial aid, student life, admission, advising, and athletics to set you up for success when you arrive on campus for move-in. Lake Erie College’s address is 391 West Washington Street Painesville, Ohio 44077 with check-in starting at 9:30 am in Royce Hall.

3.Connect with Us: Have questions about orientation or need assistance? You can contact the New Student Orientation email at to ask any questions or concerns you have about New Student Orientation.

4.Prepare for Success: Orientation goes beyond familiarizing yourself with the campus; it's about laying the groundwork for both your academic and personal triumphs. You'll get to connect with faculty, staff, and current students, ensuring that when you arrive for move-in day, you'll already have some friendly faces waiting for you.

We're here to help

Reality sets in pretty quickly. Who knew that Easy Mac catches on fire in the microwave if you forget to add enough water? Why does Biology class start at 8am on Monday morning? And laundry? Where does it all come from — do dirty socks reproduce in the basket?

College students just like you have walked these halls for over 160 years, and we're here to help you transition from high school kid to successful college graduate in no time.

  • Tricks of the Trade

    First, you need a room, usually equipped with one or two friendly roommates, and a cool resident assistant (RA) living just down the hall. Next, you need food. Easy Mac works in a pinch but a well-stocked cafeteria and a few conveniently located cafes are a blessing, especially when you had to spend your pizza money on laundry soap last week. Mix in a 24/7 Security Department staffed by some pretty cool officers and now you can get down to learning in a safe place with the comforts of home.

  • Things to Do

    All work and no play makes Jack and Jill jump over the moon with a dish. Or something along those lines. LEC offers an array of activities outside of the classroom to give your brain a break from the books. We have some pretty amazing clubs, sports, and organizations to help you have fun, stay fit, and find your tribe. An added bonus: employers look for extracurricular activities on resumes when they make hiring decisions.

  • About Finding a Job

    Your years at LEC will include some amazing experiences. You begin as a teenager and graduate as an amazing version of yourself you only dreamed about. Your final college step is a leap into the workforce, landing the career of your dreams, or at least grabbing the first rung on your way up the ladder. Our Office of Career Development specializes in helping you find that ladder and making the jump.

Meet the Team