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Congratulations on joining the Our Lady of the Lake University Family!  We are excited to help our new students prepare for this first year at OLLU with a multi-part orientation program packed with resources and paths for success. Whether you’re a first-year student coming from high school or transferring from another institution, Lake Day Orientation and Camp Blue Nation will help you learn and transition to your new home away from home. This multi-part orientation program is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate students. 

Part 1: Lake Day Orientation 

Lake Day Orientation (LDO) is a full-day program designed to introduce students and their families to what life is like at OLLU. 

At LDO, you will:

  • Make connections with faculty, staff, upperclassman, and other incoming students
  • Learn about the OLLU mission and culture
  • Learn more about OLLU’s support services
  • Talk directly with your professors and learn about the requirements of your intended majors and minors
  • Have multiple opportunities to have any financial and advising questions answered

Students may choose one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024 (for out-of-state and international students)

The Lake Day Orientation program is scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please plan to be in attendance the entire time.  

Registration for Lake Day is now open!  Once you have submitted your Enrollment Deposit, you will be able to sign up for a Lake Day through your Application Status  page .

Part 2: Camp Blue Nation

Camp Blue Nation is a two-day program designed to ensure all new incoming students are ready for their first day, semester, and year at OLLU. It takes place right before classes start on Friday, Aug. 16-Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024.

At Camp Blue Nation, you will:

  • Get your official OLLU Student ID (picture taken during Lake Day Orientation)
  • Make connections with other new students and upperclassman
  • Pick up your textbooks
  • Attend State of Blue Nation Convocation, the official welcome and blessing of new students
  • Learn about and participate in traditions such as Providence Path
  • Answer any questions you may have before classes start on Monday
  • And much more!

Get Ready 

Before attending Lake Day Orientation and Camp Blue Nation be sure to complete the following steps:

  • Set up your OLLU password
  • Submit your $100 enrollment deposit
  • Review your financial aid award (when available)
  • Meet with an academic adviser and register
  • Submit your residence hall application and fee (if living on campus)
  • Select and set up payment arrangements

Details are available on the Admitted Students Page .


If you have questions about the admissions process or next steps, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at or call 210-431-3961.

If you have questions about Lake Day Orientation or Camp Blue Nation, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at or 210-431-3931.