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First-Year Programs

You'll fit right in at Lindenwood University-Belleville thanks to the school's First Year Programs.

Lindenwood University-Belleville’s First Year Programs is committed to providing first-year students with the support and resources needed to have a successful transition to the university. First-year students are all traditional undergraduate students who are attending college for the first-time and transfer students with less than 24 transferable credits who have not successfully completed a Freshmen Seminar course at their previous institution. First-year students includes all students who are currently enrolled in high school, regardless of the amount of college credit they have earned.

First-Year Programs

  • Provide services to enhance incoming students' academic and personal development.

  • Work towards fully engaging and integrating new students into the university community.

  • Provide individual support to students who are facing academic and personal issues.

  • Create developmental activities and essential support programs for new students.

First-Year Programs is dedicated to the academic and personal success of all first-year students. The office offers a comprehensive and intentional experience that supports student learning and involvement.

Your new first-year connections are of paramount importance to us, which is why we provide New Student Orientation, Freshmen Seminar, and one-on-one support to assist with the transition to college.

All first-year students and incoming students with less than 24 credits are encouraged to utilize the support services of First-year Programs. We look forward to meeting you and helping you have a fun and successful transition to Lindenwood University-Belleville!

Questions concerning First-Year Programs on the Belleville campus can be directed to

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Lindenwood University
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226