October 3 – 5, 2023


When you join your LNC classmates in Boone in October, you will begin forming connections that will grow throughout the program year. The Orientation session sets the stage for the months ahead. You’ll receive an overview of all things LNC, learn about 500 years of North Carolina history, begin to explore LNC topics through the LNC Learning Model, and enjoy beautiful Appalachian State University in the fall.

Our goal is that by the end of the session you will have built connections with your classmates, comfort with the LNC team, an understanding of the structure and content of the upcoming sessions, and a foundation for the learning that will take place over the next eight months and beyond.

As noted in the application and acceptance materials, participation in the full Orientation session is mandatory. Missing any elements of Orientation other than the optional breakfasts and the optional lunch on Thursday requires withdrawal from the program with no refund.

Use the “Learn More” links under the icons below to find everything you need to know about your Orientation session.  We will continue to add materials as the session approaches. Resources used or mentioned during Orientation will be posted after the session.

If you would like to have hard copies of any session materials, please print those pieces before you leave for Boone.











COVID-19 Protocols:  As indicated in your acceptance materials, LNC strongly encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated and boosted. All Orientation session venues are mask-optional. Masking for all components of Orientation is at the discretion of individual participants and will be respected and supported.

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