Starting Your Transition

Students gather in Phelps Stokes auditorium during Welcome Week.

Welcome to Berea College!

We are so excited to have you as a member of our community, and we are committed to helping you make a smooth transition to Berea throughout your first year on campus.  College can be one of the most wonderful, challenging, stimulating, and rewarding experiences of your life, and at Berea you will find yourself pushed to grow in ways that you may have never imagined.  We want you to feel welcomed and valued in your new community, and will work to provide you with exciting new opportunities to reach your goals.

The information in this website is designed to help answer questions you might have, provide information on the many resources available to you, and connect you with the institution in ways that will help with your transition.  If you ever have questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  You were admitted to Berea College because we have confidence that you can succeed here, and we are excited to have the opportunity to help you achieve that success.

Regards – Chris Lakes

If you have already been admitted to the College, please review the information on Next Steps for enrollment (PDF).

The tabs below contain  tasks and programs for you to complete prior to starting your first semester at Berea College. Please utilize the Next Steps tab to explore upcoming events that you will attend as an incoming student. The Important Forms tab contains a list of documents that you must complete and submit before arriving on campus.