Virtual Orientation

Welcome to LDS Business College

Welcome to LDSBC!

What's the next step?

Welcome to the LDS Business College Online Orientation

Upon completing the next three modules of this online orientation you will be sufficiently oriented, connected, and prepared to begin your semester! Feel free to reach out to me (Neal Hooper) with any questions regarding Orientation at



By the end of this module you will understand the what, why, and how of the LDSBC culture, learning model, and spirit of the institution.

Why You're a Genius (video)

You won't regret coming to LDS Business College. Here are some reasons why...

What are the 5 points touched on in the "Why You're a Genius" Video?

  • First Career, Discover Your Purpose, Tell Your Story, Spirit Centered Environment, 1:2:7
  • First Career, Learn to Earn, Pray Your Guts Out, Spirit Centered Environment, Expand Diversity
  • Enlighten Minds, Elevate Hope, Ennoble Souls, Connect, Develop, Contribute

Our Story

The school began November 15, 1886, as the Salt Lake Academy under the direction of Dr. Karl G. Maeser and William B. Dougall. Willard Done, the first teacher, welcomed 84 students when the College first opened its doors.

On December 9, 2008, Elder Russell M. Nelson, Chairman of the Church Board of Education Executive Committee, announced John Lawrence (Larry) Richards as the College's twelfth president.

The College moved to its present location at the Triad Campus in July 2006. The College has a rich tradition shared by more than 76,000 alumni and scores of dedicated faculty and staff.

We now have a campus community of over 2,000 students and continue growing each year.

Who is our current President at LDSBC?

  • Adrian Juchau
  • Lawrence Richards
  • Keith Burkhart
  • Kim B. Clark

Our Vision

Why LDS Business College?


LDS Business College Mission Statement

“LDS Business College provides a distinctive educational experience rooted in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.  We work together to cultivate a nurturing environment, teach practical skills, and develop confident and skillful learners. Three key focuses for LDS Business College are: Enlighten mindsElevate hope, and Ennoble souls in order to strengthen individuals, families, communities, and the Lord's Church.”

What are the 3 key objectives of LDS Business College?

  • Enlighten Minds
  • Get a job
  • Ennoble Souls
  • Encourage Peers
  • Enlighten Minds

Learning Pattern

At LDSBC there is an inspired learning model that will help you find success while studying here at this wonderful institution.

What are the 4 steps of the Learning Pattern?

  • Step 1
  • Step 2
    Teach One Another
  • Step 3
  • Step 4

5 College Myths BUSTED!

College edition




By the end of this course we want to ensure that you understand and internalize our culture and vision here at LDSBC. You will be able to articulate our mission, the learning model, and the focus for having success as a student.

Get to know the Campus

Short intro video

Who does what?

  • Neal Hooper
    Clubs, Activiies, Student Leadership
  • Melanie Conover
    Financial Aid, Scholarships, Tuition
  • David Brooksby
    Honor Code, Housing
  • Justin Jones
    Career Services, Employment

Campus directory

Your Mentor

Each new student at LDS Business College is assigned a peer mentor to help answer any questions you might have regarding your experience at LDSBC. Please leverage them as a resource to help connect you with campus resources.

If you have not been contacted by your mentor please reach out to to get more information about the on campus mentoring program.

Have you been contacted by your mentor?

  • Yes
  • No

BCSA / ORGSYNC (Get involved!)


If you would like to get involved with BCSA (student organizations, committees, student leadership, etc.) then hop onto Orgsync, create your profile, and begin browsing through the many opportunities to get involved! 

Get started with Orgsync by following the instructions below.There will be a LINK to Orgsync at the end of this virtual orientation.


Success in Your Education

Please carefully review this short clip from Elder Kim B. Clark (commissioner of church education)  and ponder his tips for success in your academic journey.


What will you apply as a result of Elder Clark's message?

Preparing for Your First Semester

There are lots of things to do before the semester starts! Below you will find a downloadable and printable PDF for your use. This includes everything that you

  • HAVE to do
  • Should WANT to do

Once you complete this checklist you will be well on your way to having a successful experience at LDS Business College. Enjoy!