Starting Your Transition


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).

New Student Orientation Events for Incoming Students

We have prepared a series of events specifically designed to help you prepare for your transition to Berea College.  Please click on the links below to learn more about these programs:

Additional Resources for Supporting Your Transition

Important Forms and Information

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Additional Resources for Non-Traditional Students