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COVID-19 Update: Read latest guidance for Spring and Summer 2021 campus residential programs.

Spring Term Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to join the Spring incoming class! We look forward to officially welcoming you and your family to our community soon. For students joining our residential program, this page will help outline important information to prepare for your arrival to campus. For students joining our online program, you will also find important information about supports and resources available to you.

Please note the following:

The details noted here represent our current plans as of mid-November. Due to shifting COVID-19 realities, there may be some modifications that we are required to make as we get closer to our program start times. Please check in with this page for updates and make sure you are checking your Landmark College email regularly. If you have any questions, please contact Student Affairs at 802-387-6714 or contact us at


For students joining our residential program:

Students will begin arriving back to campus on January 28, 29, or 30. For more information, please review this communication sent in mid-December. Onboarding Update for new students.

New Student Orientation is scheduled to start on Sunday, January 31. Our orientation programming will be delivered virtually the first week to support engagement while students are quarantining here on campus. Strong engagement in orientation programs help to ensure students are familiar with key resources and staff prior to starting the academic program; these programs also provide a critical opportunity to connect with peers. As such, it is important to note that students are required to attend all aspects of orientation.

On most days orientation programs will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern and required sessions will end by 4 p.m. Eastern. Peer Orientation leaders will be offering a number of evening social events online. While these evening programs are largely optional, you are strongly encouraged to engage here and take advantage of the opportunity to connect with your peers and explore spring programs and clubs.

Once students complete their required on-campus quarantine and COVID testing, our Orientation Team will also be offering a series of face-to-face programs and tours to help support connection to campus life. Programs will be offered during the week of February 8.

For students joining our online program: We have customized a New Student Orientation program for you to support connection with your academic team and larger community engagement. Your orientation is scheduled to start on Monday, February 1.

New Student Spring Orientation Information [PDF]


While the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted our ability to have families join us on campus for our traditional New Family Orientation program, we are pleased to offer a series of optional Family Orientation workshops online. Each of these workshops is designed to provide families with a more in-depth look at LC’s programs and services, how we see students move through their college experience, and how you can best support them along the way. All sessions for families will be recorded for viewing later.

  • The Academic Rhythm of the Semester: broadcast live on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. EST
    Join LC’s Dean of Education Jill Hinckley, Director of Academic Support and Advising Eric Moschella, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gail Gibson Sheffield for a discussion to address your questions about the academic program at Landmark College, including faculty expectations, academic support programs, how we prepare students for academic success and facilitate communication with families.
    Session Recording | Session Slides
  • What to Expect in the First Semester: Monday, February 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. EST
    The transition to college is an eventful one with many benchmarks and milestones along the way.  In this workshop, Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Luciani and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gail Gibson Sheffield, will review the patterns of a student’s transition to college and will make suggestions on how parents can support their students in making that transition. 
    Session Recording | Session Slides

  • The Parenting Journey—More Helping, Less Rescuing: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. EST
    Join LC’s Counseling team to learn communication and support tips to help your Landmark student be successful. Jackie Mills (Director of Health, Counseling, & Wellness) will be joined by the full counseling team: Meg Spicer, Tori Tilson, Matt Cherry, and Jeanine Bedard. Please note—This is a time to review and ask questions about the concepts and strategies presented in the video The Parenting Journey: More Helping, Less Rescuing.
    Session Recording | Session Slides


12/16/20: Introduction to Onboarding Portal: Sent to all recently accepted students every Monday.
Onboarding Message to New Students

12/16/20: Introduction to Onboarding Portal: Sent to the families of all recently accepted students every Monday.
Onboarding Message to New Students

12/16/20: Onboarding Focus—Health Services. Includes important information required before arrival on campus.
Health Services Focus

12/18/20: Arriving on Campus: Sent to all incoming students to plan for a smooth return to campus. Includes quarantine guidelines and the Return to Campus Registration Form that must be completed before your arrival.
Spring 2021 Campus Arrival Process
Spring 2021 Return to Campus Registration Form

12/23/20: New Student Orientation Schedule: Includes information about the student Canvas site, Residential Life staff and orientation programs the week of 1/31 – 2/6.
New Student Orientation

1/12/21: Returning to Campus Panel with Dr. Peter Eden and Administrators

1/19/21: Return to Campus Logistics & New Student Orientation Q&A

1/22/21: Spring 2021 Campus Arrival and Updates

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