Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content

New Scots Orientation


NSO logo - New Scots Orientation

Start Your Journey

You're finally ready to begin your Covenant experience, but first, you'll want to familiarize yourself with life as a Scot and prepare for a successful college career. The New Scots Orientation (NSO) experience at Covenant is designed to help new students make the transition to life in our mountaintop campus community.


2024-25 New Scots Orientation

Scots Connect

(Online Orientation)
June 3 - August 19, 2024
Learn More


(Pre-Orientation on Campus)
July 11-13, 2024
Learn More

Embark NSO

August 23-28, 2024
Learn More


(International and Third Culture Students)
August 20-22, 2024
Learn More

quotation mark
I wasn't sure what to expect from orientation, but it's been the most refreshing experience ever. I feel like I got to know the group of people I was with way better. Orientation has really upped my expectations of Covenant, and now I'm just really excited for classes to start.
Anna Beth C.

Connect | June 3 - August 19, 2024

Get a jump start on the orientation process from the comfort of your own home with Connect, our online orientation program. Connect is a required step for new students that offers the opportunity to hear from student life leaders and faculty, take your placement tests, pre-register for classes, and more!

Parents will have their own online Connect opportunity as well.


Engage | July 11-13, 2024

Spend a few days on campus in our optional Engage pre-orientation session. This student only event includes opportunity to:

  • experience the great outdoor life on Lookout Mountain and the surrounding area
  • see your room for the first-time
  • connect with faculty advisors
  • complete placement testing
  • get a preview of life as a Scot!

*Note: A $150 fee is required for Engage

Register for Engage

Embark | August 23-28, 2024

After Connect, every new student starts their Covenant experience on campus with Embark. In the week before classes start, you'll move in, meet the Covenant community, take care of final details before classes begin, and begin experiencing academic, spiritual, and professional development.

Make Covenant Your Home
Establish your community.

Become Empowered for College Success
Learn about resources available to our students, and discover the ins and outs of having a successful college experience.


ISO | August 20-22, 2024

International Student Orientation (ISO) is a wonderful time for first-year International Students to meet one another and have a little more time to adjust to their new home away from home before everyone arrives on campus. ISO is intended for students who fall into these categories:

  • Here on an F-1 Visa
  • Missionary kids from outside of the continental United States
  • Military kids from outside of the continental United States
  • Business Expat kids from outside of the continental United States 

Students who attend ISO will have an opportunity to connect with leaders on campus and meet members of the Covenant College community who are familiar with International Student needs.

Expect to have a lot of fun, eat good food, and have time to relax before the big Move In Day!



NSO Resources


Contact Us

Please contact the Student Development office with any questions about our NSO program.



Covenant College
14049 Scenic Highway
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750


Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor