Redefining the Classroom

How To Register for Orientation:

Registration is now open for summer/fall admits.

Click here to register

Orientation dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early for your best opportunity.

A reservation confirmation will be emailed automatically to your LSSU email account when you complete and submit the online reservation form.

Enrollment Fee:

Online: The enrollment fee may be paid online through the Bill & Payment Suite (Deposit Tab) located within My.LSSU > Anchor Access.
Both U.S. bank account transfers and credit card (Visa / MasterCard / Discover / American Express) are accepted.
Please note: The Enrollment Fee is non-refundable after May 1, 2016.

Pay with Check or Money Order: Payment can also be made by Check or Money Order (US funds) payable "LSSU". Please include student name, LSSU ID and the words "Enrollment Fee" in the memo area.

Mail to:
Lake Superior State University
Orientation Office
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 USA

Tuition, Room/Board & Fees:

More information can be found here.

In addition to the standard fees listed here, your charges may also include fees for special courses, vehicle registrations, etc., not shown. View all student fees.

Please complete our survey for August 24th.

Thank you to those of our survey winners from summer orientations.

Survey Winners:

May 13:
Ariana, Cheboygan, MI (student)
Kathy, Newaygo, MI (family)

May 14:
Tyler, Sault Ste Marie, MI (student)
Nancy, Sault Ste Marie, MI (family)

June 10:
Courtney, Acme, MI (student)
Kay, Commerce, MI (family)

June 23:
Alexander, Bay City, MI (student)
Carol, Ann Arbor, MI (family)

July 14:
Jena, Cheboygan, MI (student)

July 15:
Caitlyn, Perry, MI (student)
Tina, Muskegon, MI (family)

Orientation is required for all new students (freshman, transfers and non-traditional) attending our Sault Ste. Marie campus during the spring, summer or fall semesters. The Laker Experience is available online and will be mailed to you upon acceptance to LSSU. This guide will answer many of your questions and help you register online for orientation.

Admission to LSSU must be complete to register for and attend orientation. A reservation confirmation will be emailed automatically to your LSSU email account when you complete the online reservation form.

New Orientation Date: There will be one more orientation on Wednesday, August 24. This is the final orientation for new students attending LSSU for the fall semester 2016.

Pre-Orientation Tutorials

Please preview the following tutorials prior to orientation. These will help you log into, access your LSSU email and how to navigate Anchor Access to accept your financial aid, pay your fee statement and register for classes.

My.LSSU and email

Financial Aid - Click here for an instructional video on accepting and declining financial aid through Anchor Access.

Business Operations - Click here for an instructional video on navigating the Bill and Payment Suite and accessing information on taxes and holds through Anchor Access.

Registrar - coming soon

Orientation Dates

Save the Date!

Summer 2016
(Summer and Fall admits Only)
Time Type of Program

Friday, May 13 - Registration Closed

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Transfer Only

Saturday, May 14 - Registration Closed

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Freshman (and Transfer)

Friday, June 10 - Registration Closed

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Freshman (and Transfer)

Thursday, June 23 - Registration Closed

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Freshman (and Transfer)

Thursday, July 14 - Registration Closed

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Transfer Only

Friday, July 15 - Registration Closed
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Freshman (and Transfer)

Wednesday, August 24 - NEW PROGRAM

Schedule of Events

12:30 - 5 p.m.

Freshman and Transfer


Orientation is a full-day of planned events, starting with morning check-in and continuing until approximately 4:30 p.m. Requests for early departures can not be accommodated; be prepared to reschedule your orientation date should unforeseen circumstances arise.

*You may want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt as some of the rooms/buildings you are in do get chilly. Even better, stop by our Barnes and Noble at LSSU (order online) and purchase a new sweatshirt to help keep you warm and show your Laker Pride.

Orientation Highlights

  • Learn important policies and procedures that will help you succeed in your academic career.
  • Learn about the numerous university services that are available to you as an LSSU student. 
  • Register for fall semester courses.
  • Have your picture taken and receive your Laker ID card.
  • Register your vehicle and receive your parking permit (if applicable).

Important Dates

  • Summer Classes Begin: Monday, May 9, 2016
  • Fall Semester Tuition Due: August 15, 2016
  • Fall Classes Begin: Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Additional important dates

Course Registration

  • Academic representatives will assist you in planning and registering for fall or spring semester courses.
  • Course placement in English, reading, and mathematics is determined by your highest ACT/SAT scores, unless you have transfer credits for these content areas. You may challenge your course placement one time by taking LSSU's placement exams.
  • Cross-reference your ACT/SAT scores to the LSSU placement chart or use the placement calculator to determine course placement.
  • It is important to complete all exams prior to orientation.

Placement Exams

Exam date/time for spring orientation is the day of Orientation. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. You may register for placement exams when you sign up for orientation or contact the KJS Library Director to schedule an appointment.

Sign up for placement exams if ...

  • You want to challenge your course placement.
  • You do not have ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS® scores* or transfer credit in these content areas.

*LSSU uses the COMPASS® testing instrument for placement exams. 

If you have questions regarding testing services, please contact:

Marc Boucher - Library Director