Life is full of opportunities that can radically change your course of action. IGNITE is a required freshman event filled with all kinds of opportunities to enhance and enrich your university experience. You will be meeting new friends, faculty, staff members and administrators. You'll be challenged by the speakers, mentored by student leaders, and blessed by Pastor Sam.

You will be listening to new student survivors – classmates who have been where you are now and want to help you avoid the road blocks. You will develop close friendship with your new classmates. But I think the best part of IGNITE is pretty simply this...You will be experiencing first hand the blessings of being a community that not only learns together, and plays together (Go Golden Eagles!) but also takes the time to worship together as well. Looking forward to meeting you!

Yami Bazan
Vice President for Student Life

More About Ignite

IGNITE is an event designed to welcome new students to the University community. Upon arrival you will be placed in a family group that will serve as your mentor group for the quarter. Expect to connect with administration, faculty, staff, and peers as you gain a better understanding of the amazing resources available to students at La Sierra University…and yes come ready to have FUN! This is a required event for all incoming freshman. Registration is online and check-in will occur on-campus.

What is IGNITE?

  • Freshman orientation to the campus, college life, and the La Sierra University culture
  • A chance to bond and make connections with other students, staff, and campus leaders
  • A beginning to what we hope will be a memorable relationship!

When is Ignite?

  • Wednesday September 16 will be the move in day for residential students
  • IGNITE will begin on Thursday September 17

    • Registration starts at 7:30 am
    • Events go till 9:00 pm

  • Friday September 18

    • Breakfast is at 8:00 am 
    • Events go till 9:00pm

  • Parent Blessing will be Friday Evening September 18
  • CELEBRATION Sabbath will be with the La Sierra University Church

What can you expect?

A family group of 10-12 students

  • Playing games
  • Building trust
  • Sharing hopes, dreams, fears, and, life-tips!


  • Workshop 1 College Readiness

    • You are In Charge of Your Success!
    • Honors/Advanced Students
    • Studying 101 - Truth Revealed!

  • Workshop 2 Fully Alive

    • Say Yes! To Wellness
    • Title IX - No Means No!

  • Workshop 3 Student Involvement

    • Making the Most of Your College Experience
    • Student Handbook 101
    • Golden Eagles/Intramurals

Games! Games! Games!

  • Board games
  • Ping pong
  • Outdoor activities.


  • Like you’ve never experienced before…TRUST US!

What do you Need?

  • Bring comfortable clothes that you can do games and activities in.
  • Closed-toe shoes.
  • If you are staying overnight a sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries.

Living in the Residence Halls – CONGRATS!!!

Local residential students will be allowed to move-in to the dorms. The Eagles' Landing will be from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Out of state students can make earlier accommodations with your Residential Dean!


The cost for IGNITE is included in the freshman class fee on your fall quarter financial statement. If for any reason you will not be able to attend, you will need to submit your exemption request online, through the registration form, with proper documentation. Please know you will still be charged the Orientation fee regardless of your attendance to IGNITE – Mt. High Experience!