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Family and Supporter Orientation

New Student Orientation

Coming to Lindenwood is an exciting time for new students, but we know making the change can also be overwhelming for both students and their families. That is why supporters and family members are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation and learn what they can do to ensure their student experiences a successful transition to Lindenwood.

The below sessions will be offered for families and supporters. For the latest updates and links to the virtual sessions, please be sure to download the Guidebook app (will be updated for 2021 NSO by mid-July). Here's how!

Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the "Download" button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our "Lindenwood University Orientation" guide
  3. Download and explore all things NSO!

August 10, 2021

6 - 7:00 p.m.

5 Simple Rules for Lindenwood Families and Supporters: How to be the best partners this fall - via ZOOM

Today’s families and supporters are more connected to their students than ever before. This fall, it’s even more important for families and supporters to understand the normal and natural challenges students will face in college. This interactive, engaging, and informative live event gives families a framework to help them to be the best possible partners during the college years. This live event is hosted by New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen and leading expert on college life. Harlan will answer your LIVE questions and address your concerns during this entertaining event.  For more information about Harlan visit: and www.BeforeCollege.TV.

August 18, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Family/ Supporter Meet and Greet- LARC Grove (Main Lobby)

An opportunity for Family / Supporters to mix and mingle with each other and Faculty, Staff, and members of our Administration.

August 19, 2021

9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Lindenwood Lion Welcome - J. Scheidegger Center Auditorium

This year’s incoming students and families will join for the official University welcome, and they will have an opportunity to here from our University President, Student Leader of the Year, involvement resources, and support staff.

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

All Student Speaker - J. Scheidegger Center Auditorium 

All Lions are invited to hear from Harlan Cohen – Author of The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College.  This virtually interactive session will guarantee to be entertaining and educational!

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Family / Supporter Resource Session –  J. Scheidegger Center Auditorium  

Come hear a presentation from the Student and Academic Support Services team that highlights the resources and services available to families and supporters and their students. 

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Farewell Fiesta -  2 Tented Locations – J Scheidegger / Heritage Campus


August 21, 2020

10- 11:30 a.m.

Transfer Orientation -Spellmann A/B Leadership Room

This orientation session is hosted for all Transfer Students and families who chose not to attend the larger orientation program. They will hear about campus resources and the support staff who are here to help them be successful Lions!

August 23, 2021

1:00 p.m. - Survey will be sent - will stay open through first week of school

Proud of You / Words of Wisdom - Virtual –Qualtrics Survey (Link provided via email, contact Brooke VonJensen to be added to the FYP e-mail list serve)

Families and supporters will be able to submit Proud of You / Words of Wisdom messages that will be delivered to their student through the first few weeks of school.  

Get Connected!

Lindenwood University believes family involvement improves college success for all students. Therefore, First-Year Programs offers numerous platforms for familial involvement/interaction. Lindenwood families are encouraged to "like" Lindenwood University Family & Supporters and Lindenwood University First-Year Programs on Facebook, while also following @LindenwoodFYP on Instagram.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301