Emotions Run High for Freshmen and FamiliesOct. 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 22nd, will mark the beginning of a life-changing experience for approximately 300 incoming freshmen students on the Lubbock Christian University campus. That is the day that the residence halls will begin receiving the students for the fall 2012 semester and it’s a safe bet that the excitement will run rampant for the students, their families and the LCU faculty/staff as well.
“This is always a busy, but very exciting time with the anticipation of a new group of students,” said Kecia Jackson, Katie Rogers Resident Director. “It always provides renewed energy and reminds us of the joy we find in this ministry to incoming freshmen.”
Jackson expects over 150 students to move into Katie Rogers, the women’s residence hall on campus. Johnson Hall is the men’s residence hall on the LCU campus.
Move-in day is one of the more traditional events that take place on the LCU campus each and every year. Not only do new students receive help with moving into their new home from their family and friends, but members of the campus community, including faculty, staff and current students also lend a hand.
As the freshmen get situated they will also be taking part in “GO” Freshman Orientation, which gets started with a campus-wide dinner for all freshmen and their families, followed by an official welcome in the McDonald Moody Auditorium.
What follows over the next couple of days is an opportunity for the new college students to “Get Oriented” and the program is designed to introduce the freshmen to campus life at LCU before classes being on Monday, August 27th. The university has created an orientation program specifically for first year students that is presented by upperclassmen, faculty and staff. The newcomers have the chance to meet new people, plus they will get a taste of what LCU campus life is all about.
The first day of classes on Monday will be highlighted by the traditional Opening Chapel ceremony, which will also mark the first official start of a new academic year under the guidance of new LCU President Tim Perrin.