New Student Orientation


Contact Student Life Office

Mailing Address:
Centre College
Student Life Office
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422


Campus Center (2nd Floor)
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After Hours Emergency:
859.236.4357 (HELP)

Orientation Schedule (PDF)
Move In Map (PDF)
Centre Glossary (PDF)
Spotlight on Centre Housing (PDF)


This is a brief explanation of how new students are introduced to Centre

Incoming students are assigned a Centre email address they will use to access CentreNet (the internal web for students, faculty, and staff). Students will use CentreNet to access their student accounts – including billing, email, as well as important information from the Student Life Office about orientation and what is expected both before and after they arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to check CentreNet and their Centre email frequently for updates.

Over the summer

Below is a brief list of some of the things students will learn about or need to complete over the summer.
• New students are provided with the orientation schedule
• Parents are provided with the parent orientation schedule
• Housing and room assignments will be mailed to students (see below for detailed information about housing)
• Students must provide Health History and Special Need Request forms
• There is a required Summer Book Reading for further discussion after students arrive
• Course Selection, Registration, Advising, and Placement Testing
• Computer/hardware recommendations and discounts available for software will be provided
• Students will be notified by email about their Centre Post Office Box


All first year students are required to complete the AlcoholEdu course. AlcoholEdu is a program designed to educate students on the social and physical effects of alcohol use. The program provides students with information on how alcohol affects health and behavior, current law on alcohol use, and how to deal with various alcohol-related situations students may encounter on campus.

When the program is available for you to begin, you will receive an email with instructions.

When you arrive

New students arrive on campus approx. a week prior to when the semester begins
• Students will be introduced to their Orientation Leaders and have most likely already had contact from them during the summer
• Students will get their photo I.D. made in the Student Life Office. The I.D. allows students access to residence halls, the library, meals, athletic events, Convos, and other Centre related activities and events
• Students will register their vehicles online through CentreNet and get a parking decal from the Centre Public Safety Office
• All new students participate in a volunteer Service Plunge community clean-up project
• Students will be required to participate in a discussion of the required Summer Book Reading

Who Do I Contact For More Information?

New Student Orientation Contacts