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Please note: This schedule is subject to change as NSO gets closer

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Residential Check-in - Freshmen Quad 

Move-in is staggered this year by last name. Check your Lindenwood email for a message from Residence Life with your allocated move-in time. 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner- Evans Commons Dining Hall 

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

Parent/Supporter Reception- Library & Academic Resource Center  

All Lion families are invited to join the greater University community and the First-Year Programs team for a dessert and drink reception.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Res Hall Meetings - Residence Halls

Meet and get to know the students, CA's, AAC's, and AC's, who live in your residence hall.

  8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

     The Cub Club- Evans Commons 


Thursday, August 22, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast - Evans Commons Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Lindenwood Lion Welcome - Scheidegger Center

The Class of 2023 will join for the official University welcome, and they will have an opportunity to meet University administrators. 

 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

1st UNIV/MGMT Seminar Meeting - Multiple Locations (Check Name Tag)

Interact with your semester classmates during this time, which will be the first official course meeting of the semester!

Parent/Supporter Orientation- Scheidegger Center 

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

   All Group Speaker - Scheidegger Center 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

  Lunch - Tents outside Scheidegger Center 

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Group Meeting 1 - Multiple Locations (Check Name Tag) 

Meet again with your orientation group and prepare for the upcoming scavenger hunt.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt - Lindenwood Campus

In your assigned teams, students will complete a scavenger hunt.

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner- Evans Commons Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Class Picture/ NSO Play Fair - Hunter Stadium

This exciting event includes non-competitive play and a great opportunity to meet your fellow lions.

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

NSO Bonfire - Pfremmer Pond

Enjoy great music and snacks while meeting new people, all by the bonfire!

Friday, August 23, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast - Evans Commons Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Commuter Chat - Spellmann Center 3015

Hear from upper-level class students about their commuting experiences.  

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

           Group Meeting 2 - Multiple Locations (Check Name Tag)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Academic Deans Welcome - Assigned Rooms (Check Name Tag)

Meet the faculty in your school and learn more about the many opportunities and programs that are available to you. Undeclared students will also meet with their designated administrators.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch with the Faculty - Tents outside Scheidegger Center

Get to know many of Lindenwood's faculty members, all while enjoying a delicious lunch!

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Diversity Ice Cream Social - Multiple Locations (Check Name Tag) 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Group Meeting 3 - Multiple Locations (Check Name Tag)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pride Prep - Individual Residence Hall Buildings 

Prepare with your team for the First-Year Wars Challenge.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

   T-Shirt Swap- Evans Commons Atrium 

   Trade in a t-shirt from any other school and receive a brand new Lindenwood shirt from the Office of Development and Alumni             Relations (while supplies last).

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

NSO Block Party - Evans Commons Lawn

Join us on Evans Commons Lawn for the ultimate block party of Friday night! There will be a DJ, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and more! 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

         9:00 a.m. - Noon 

     Welcome to the Pride Prowl- Meet at Spellmann Center & walk to Bangert Island Wildlife Area 

Join the Chaplain's Office for a morning prowl along the banks of the Missouri River at Bangart Island Wildlife Area. As New Student Orientation comes to an end, the Chaplain's Office would like to offer you the time to reflect on your week & prepare for the year ahead with a meditative walk in the beauty of the natural world. The Bangert Island trail is a 2.1 mile easy-to-moderate hike on unpaved trails through the Missouri River bottoms. Everyone will need sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) and a bottle of water. Hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are highly recommended. 

We'll meet outside the Spellmann Center in the circle drive at 9:00 a.m. to board transportation that will take us down to the river. Everyone going will need to sign a waiver to participate. We will be back at Lindenwood by 12:00 p.m., in plenty of time for lunch. 

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Transfer Orientation - AB Leadership Room in Spellmann Center

This orientation session is hosted for all Transfer Students who chose not to attend the larger orientation program. Advisors will be on hand at 9 a.m. for those students who wish to ask questions about their schedule. The actual Transfer Orientation session begins at 10 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch (resident students only) - Evans Commons Dining Hall 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pride Wars - Evans Commons Rec Center 

Competitive games, including both mental and physical challenges, between first-year students. All students are encouraged to participate and cheer each other on.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

 College Survival Bingo - Evans Commons Dining Hall 

  Join us for a rousing game of Bingo where you can win prizes that will help you survive your first weeks in college! 

7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

NSO Unlocked - Evans Commons

Party in Evans Commons as we keep the building open until 1 a.m. and enjoy a hypnotist, bingo, tie-dye shirts, giant Twister, free food, and much more!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch (resident students only) - Evans Commons Dining Hall 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Greek Freeze Ice Cream Social - Evans Commons Lawn 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   Class Tours/Pride Signing- Pride Rock 

    Come by the Pride Rock right outside Hunter Stadium and across from Hyland Arena. Sign your name to the Pride Rock! If you bring your class schedule, a returning student will take you around  to show you the best way to get to your classes. 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

   Local Church Fair- LARC 3rd Floor Atrium  

Come meet our local churches, ask questions, and maybe find your church home away from home. Then join us immediately after for the Opening Chapel Service in the LARC Theatre. 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   Opening Chapel Service- LARC Theater 

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall  


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