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Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Dates Scheduled at SOWELA
3/14/2017 11:00:57 AM

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Dates Now Scheduled
for SOWELA Technical Community College


Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 14, 2017


SOWELA Technical Community College is offering 20 orientation sessions over the coming months to prepare incoming students for fall classes. Incoming students are required to participate in orientation to help ensure a smooth transition into a college environment. Face-to-face sessions are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evening to provide greater flexibility and meet the needs of our students.


Priority orientation for veterans is provided on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College in the Arts and Humanities Building, Multipurpose Room. Veterans may instead choose to participate in any of the following general sessions open to all. General sessions will be held in the Arts and Humanities Building, Multipurpose Room.


New Student Orientation Schedule

  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 28, 2017, 1 p.m.


  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 26, 2017, 1 p.m.


  • Friday, June 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 9, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, June 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.


  • Friday, July 7, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m.


  • Friday, August 4, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 2017, 4 p.m.


Orientation is held in the Arts and Humanities Building at 3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70615. Sessions provide students with information they may need in order to decide on their program of study and last about three hours. Sessions also cover admissions, registration, placement exams, financial aid, and tuition and fee payments.


For more information or to register, visit www.sowela.edu/orientation or contact Dedria Walton at (337) 421-6967 or dedria.walton@sowela.edu. Walk-ins, parents, and guests are welcome.


SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates that empower learners in transfer, career and technical education to excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for over 75 years.



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