Lincoln College announces orientation theme and dates          Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 9, 2005]  Lincoln College is setting the stage for the start of another school year with the orientation theme "Lynx Factor," which will welcome new students with activities throughout the Aug. 21-23 weekend under a theme inspired by "Fear Factor." The 27 sophomores returning as orientation leaders helped to decide on the theme and activities. The first day of fall 2005 classes is Aug. 24.

Michelle Williams, director of orientation and director of counseling, says there will be sessions for students to help them become familiar with faculty, staff and resident directors. In addition, students will fill out paperwork, financial aid and discover where to go for help during the academic year.

"Orientation is a key time to show new Lincoln College students what we do best, which is make them feel like family," Williams said. "We make the transition from high school and home living as smooth as possible by providing an environment filled with caring faculty, staff, administration and students."

Lincoln College is requiring something new at this year's orientation. Williams says each first-year student will be taking a course titled "First Year Experience" in order to assist with all of the potential transition issues that first-year college students experience. "I am very excited about the implementation of this course," Williams said. "We have a great group of faculty and staff that are looking forward to teaching this course for the first time." This course will last the first 11 weeks of school and will allow for the orientation to have a more relaxed atmosphere.

A full listing of Lincoln College orientation activities follows.

"Lynx Factor" freshman orientation schedule

Sunday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Check in and move in. Pick up books at bookstore

4 p.m. -- Everyone, including parents and families, meets in the gym with President John Hutchinson and Allen Pickering, vice president of student services

5:30-7 p.m. -- "Taste of Lincoln" and "Don't be Afraid to Participate" -- dinner, club and organization sign-up at the student center

7 p.m. -- Mandatory hall meetings

8-10 p.m. -- Movie in the quad. Showing to be voted on by students.

Monday, Aug. 22

8-9 a.m. -- Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m. -- Continental breakfast

10-11:30 a.m. -- Meeting in gym

  • Steve Snodgrass, assistant dean of students
  • Bridgett Thomas, director of housing
  • Michelle Williams, director of orientation -- explanation of activities

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(Aug. 22 schedule continued)

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

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. -- "Lynx Factor" challenges begin -- inflatable games all day, challenges

5-6:45 p.m. -- Cookout by sand volleyball pit behind the pool

7-8 p.m. -- "Making it Count" -- "The Ultimate Road Trip" by -- in the Johnston Center

Tuesday, Aug. 23

11 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Van runs to Wal-Mart, grocery stores and downtown shops every half-hour from the student center

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

9-10:30 a.m. -- Group activities -- "Capture the Flag"

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

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Brunch

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

Noon-4 p.m. -- Caricaturists, face painting, wax hands and carnival games -- student center

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

7:30 p.m. -- Award presentation

8-11 p.m. -- Live band karaoke -- behind the gym or pool

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Classes begin

8-11 p.m. -- Dance, DJ Nelly. Don't be afraid to show off your "sweet moves."

[Lincoln College news release]

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