It starts now.

Enrolled first-year and transfer students take the next step on their Dutchman journey by attending one of the New Student Advising Days. Students will schedule courses with an advisor, learn about the First Year Experience curriculum, and explore residential life and student life. NSAD also includes parent sessions focused on financial aid, academic support services, student life, and career development. All guests will enjoy lunch as part of their day.

Before arrival, all students should have their First-Year Experience Course Selection Form filled out. Students can review First-Year Experience course descriptions here

All incoming students are required to take a short online language placement test prior to attending NSAD. Placement on this test helps students, with their help of their faculty advisor, plan their coursework during their advising session.

Finally, select majors will be required to complete math placement testing the morning of NSAD (see full list of majors below).



9—10 a.m.

Registration | Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center

9-9:50 a.m.

Information tables for campus resources including Breen Center for Graduate Success, Intercultural Affairs, Student Activities, Health & Counseling Services, Residential Life, and others

9:10 a.m.

Math placement test (required for select majors: Math, Actuarial Science, Analytical Finance, Computer & Data Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Economics, and Pre-medicine, and any student wishing to take Calculus I - MAS 161)

10 a.m.


10:10 a.m. 

Academic Affairs Presentation: Constellation Curriculum & Your Future: Going Further, Doing More
Students and parents may wonder: what are employers really looking for in a new hire? How can I position myself or my child to stand out? This brief presentation will provide an overview of both the skills in demand for 21st century careers and how LVC has planned a core curriculum that delivers those results. Learn about LVC’s core curriculum, known as Constellation, and start planning your path toward a rewarding and successful future.

10:35 a.m.

Financial Aid and Billing Presentation
In this session, you will learn about important policies that impact financial aid eligibility in future semesters, required steps to borrow federal loans, and the timing and details surrounding how to pay your tuition bill.

11:20 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Academic advising and lunch. Parents will attend a Student Affairs presentation while students complete their advising.


*This agenda is tentative and is subject to change

Before You Arrive

Important Items

Before New Student Advising Day, please complete your Language Placement Test and have your First Year Experience Course Selection Form filled out.