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[AUG. 20, 2003]  Lincoln College is setting the stage for the start of another school year with the orientation theme "Hawaiian/Battle of the Sexes," which will welcome new students Aug. 24-27. The first day of fall semester classes is Wednesday, Aug. 27.

According to Jeff Nelson, co-chair of orientation and director of residential life, there will be sessions for both parents and students to help them become familiar with faculty, staff and resident directors. In addition, students will fill out paperwork, deal with financial aid and discover where to go for help during the academic year.

"Orientation is something Lincoln College always targets to help students feel welcomed and have fun when they first get here," said Nelson. "It gets them oriented with campus and what we're about and what's going to happen during the school year, plus freshman get a chance to meet new people."

The orientation co-chair and director of student activities, John Stoltzenburg, thinks this year's orientation will provide a fun experience for all. "I am very excited to be working with such a bright and energetic group of advisers," said Stoltzenburg. "They will represent Lincoln College well and have a positive impact on the registration experiences of our new students. We hope everyone will start their Lincoln College experience with memories that will last a lifetime."

Lincoln College orientation schedule

Sunday, Aug. 24

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Move in, pick up books at bookstore

2:30 p.m. -- Campus welcome by President Ron Schilling and Vice President of Student Services Rod Rumler

5 p.m. -- Dorm meetings; groups form by floors of each dorm

5:30 p.m. -- Hula hoop activity in groups

5:45-7 p.m. -- Picnic, behind pool

8 p.m. -- Eric Saperston, motivational speaker


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Monday, Aug. 25

8-9:30 a.m. -- Breakfast

9:30 a.m. -- Dorm life meeting in gym

  • Steve Snodgrass, assistant dean of students

  • Bridgett Thomas, director of housing

  • Jeff Nelson, director of residential life

Noon -- Lunch

1:30-4:30 p.m. -- Team activities with residential life staff

4:45-6:45 p.m. -- Dinner

7:30-9:30 p.m. -- Luau, behind pool

Tuesday, Aug. 26

All day -- Van runs to Wal-Mart, grocery stores, downtown shops

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Sophomores move in, pick up books and supplies at bookstore

8-9:30 a.m. -- Breakfast

9 a.m. -- Placement test for those students who have not completed test yet

8:30-10:30 a.m. -- Battle of the Sexes games and contests continued

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. -- Lunch

1-2 p.m. -- Pick up schedule, books and supplies for those students who tested in the morning, Dooley Hall

1:30-4 p.m. -- Last chance to accumulate Battle of the Sexes points

4:45-6:45 p.m. -- Dinner

7 p.m. -- Campuswide meeting with Vice President Rumler, gym

7:30 p.m. -- Battle of the Sexes winners announced; all-hall meeting with residence hall counselors immediately following awards

Wednesday, Aug. 27

8 p.m. -- Mandatory meeting in gym; guest speaker Bobby Petrocelli on alcohol awareness

[Lincoln College news release]


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