For January 2019
Welcome to the University of Lynchburg! To make your transition to life at Lynchburg as smooth a transition as possible, we offer programs and events specifically for you. We’re also available to answer your questions any time.
Get ready for the University of Lynchburg in six easy steps:
Step 1: Contact your academic advisor
Within two weeks after you pay your reservation deposit, you’ll receive an email with your advisor’s name and contact information. You should contact your advisor to discuss your class schedule.
Make sure you have sent your final transcripts from all previous institutions, and if you’re a transfer student review your transcript evaluation to make sure you do not enroll in courses you do not need to take.
Before you meet with your advisor:
- Review your transfer credit evaluation and have it with you. You should receive this from the Registrar’s Office.
- Become familiar with the academic catalog and the course requirements for the major(s) in which you are interested.
- Come prepared with any questions you may have regarding your major, career interests, internships, etc.
In addition to helping you plan your schedule, your advisor can:
- Help you create a long-term plan for graduation
- Tell you about major-specific clubs, organizations, and other opportunities
- Advise you about opportunities for internships, research, or study abroad programs
- Help you explore post-graduate education and career opportunities
Step 2: Register for Classes Online
After you talk with your academic advisor, you can register for classes online at MyLynchburg.
You will receive instructions for how to register online from the Registrar’s office. If you have any questions about online registration, please call 434.544.8218.
Please note: If a class you want is closed, speak to your advisor. Your advisor may suggest alternatives that will still help you progress along in your program.
Step 3: Request Housing
If you will be living on campus, request a housing assignment as described below. Remember that placements are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please call the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 434.544.8320 to discuss your housing as soon as you have submitted your deposit.
Step 4: Submit Health Form
All full-time undergraduate students are required to submit a Health Information Form. If you would like to use these services, please return the form to the Health Center in Hundley Hall.
To get more information about the Health Center or the form, visit the Health Center web pages or contact them at 434.544.8357.
Step 5: Check-In to the University
All new students must check in to the University before they can attend orientation or begin classes. This is where you will get your student ID, obtain your parking pass, get the keys to your room if you are living on campus, and take care of all other campus business. (If you need a parking pass, please bring your Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and car registration with you when you come to check in.)
You may check in to the University in Schewel Hall from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019. This process usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Step 6: Register and Attend January SOAR
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10 a.m.
West Room in Drysdale Student Center
We look forward to meeting you at our January Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)! Please feel free to bring your parents and/or guests as we will have programs just for them. Registration for orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. in the West Room, in Drysdale Student Center, and we’ll have a continental breakfast for you.
At orientation, you will receive your official class schedule, meet with campus offices and faculty and staff, and learn about Lynchburg’s academic policies and procedures. You’ll also meet and interact with your Link Leader or Connection Leader, an upper class peer mentor, as well as your new classmates.
Questions? Please contact us at or call the Academic Achievement Center at 434.544-8419.