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The information on this page is applicable only to students beginning at Thaddeus Stevens College in the fall of 2024. The fall semester is quickly approaching, and the team at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is working very hard to coordinate a helpful, fun-filled orientation for incoming students.

We realize you may have some questions about our orientation – we have answers below!

What dates should I have on my calendar?

Orientation consists of accepted student days and new student orientation.

Accepted Student Days: June 24-28 (each incoming student will be assigned one day to attend, which is determined by their major).

New Student Orientation: August 14-15 

New student orientation will take place over multiple days prior to the start of the fall semester in August.

Please find additional information regarding both programs below:

Accepted Student Days

June 24thJune 25thJune 26thJune 27thJune 28th
Architectural TechnologyAutomotive TechnologyCarpentry Technology Computer & Network Systems Administration Engineering CAD Technology
Cabinetmaking & Wood TechnologyBusiness AdministrationCivil Engineering Construction TechnologyHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, RefrigerationElectrical Technology
Computer Integrated MachiningCollision Repair TechnologyElectrical Construction & MaintenanceElectro-Mechanical TechnologyResidential Remodeling Technology
Plumbing TechnologyComputer Software Engineering TechnologyElectronic Engineering TechnologyMasonry Construction TechnologyWelding Technology
Pre-major Diesel TechnologyGraphic Communication & Print TechnologyWater & Environmental Technology
Metals Fabrication & Welding TechnologyMechanical Engineering Technology

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology | Main Campus – MAC Building

Address: 750 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Parking: Parking is available in our Hartzell parking lot, located on the corner of E. King and Broad Streets.

Students will get acclimated to campus, meet their future classmates, check in with a variety of offices, and register for the fall 2024 classes.

New Student Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 14 – Thursday, August 15

Time: TBD

Location: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology | Main Campus – MAC Building

Address: 750 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Parking: TBD

Students will have opportunities to connect with a variety of our offices, collaborate with classmates, get acquainted with campus, and spend time in their major/program space. Lunch will be provided.

General Orientation Programming Information

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes. Orientation helps incoming students become acclimated to our campus, our services, and their peers. We expect students to attend their accepted student days and the new student orientation.

What is covered at orientation?

We’ll cover a variety of important topics and provide helpful information and resources valuable for the entire time a student is enrolled at Thaddeus Stevens College.

Accepted Student Days: Will begin with check-in! Students will have opportunities to connect with the following offices: financial aid, business office (student accounts, parking permits, campus ID), counseling, health services, and residence life. If you have outstanding items for any of the offices noted above, please bring those with you.

New Student Orientation: Incoming students will have the opportunity to connect with staff in a variety of offices and ensure everything is in place for them to begin their first semester at Thaddeus Stevens College successfully.

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Are parents or caregivers able to attend orientation?

We plan to offer optional informational sessions for parents/caregivers at our orientation programming.

Accepted Student Days: Parents/caregivers are welcome to assist their students with check-in. Our optional programming will begin at 11 a.m.

New Student Orientation: Parents/caregivers are able to attend for the check in portion of the event but the remain of our New Student Orientation will be for the student only.

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Can I attend orientation if I’m a returning student?

Second-year students are not required to attend orientation. However, if you previously attended as a pre-major or academics-only student, we request you participate in the August semester kick-off.

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Are housing and meals provided throughout orientation?


Accepted Student Days: Due to this program only consisting of a 1-day requirement, we are not offering students the option to stay on campus.

New Student Orientation: Students will receive their semester housing assignment from the Residence Life team prior to the event. Move-in dates and times are forthcoming from our Residence Life team.


Accepted Student Days: Lunch will be provided for all students in attendance!

New Student Orientation: Lunch and dinner will be provided on August 14 and breakfast; lunch and dinner will be provided on August 15 for all students in attendance.

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Is the House of Champ College Store open during orientation?

Yes, the House of Champ College Store—located in the Alumni House—is open during the Accepted Student programming and New Student Orientation.

Do you need to reach us with additional questions? Please email and allow for a member of team to get back to you!