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Join us at New Student Orientation to Discover Your Roar! #LUDiscoverYourRoar


CURRENT ACTIVE SCHEDULE - Schedule may be adjusted throughout the summer the most accurate information will continue to be available through the Guidebook App in mid-July

This schedule is subject to change as NSO gets closer; for the most up to date information about Orientation, be sure to download the Lindenwood University Orientation guide on the Guidebook app, which is now available!

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!

Commuter students are encouraged to participate in all virtual events! They will also have the opportunity to partake in our socially distanced in-person group meetings with their UNIV/MGMT classes. An email will go out to commuters with more details about their individual schedules.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021  

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

5 Simple Rules for Lindenwood Families and Supporters: How to be the best partners this fall - Virtually Through 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: harlancohen.com/ and beforecollege.tv/.

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Residential & NSO Check-in - Freshmen Quad - The Pride

Move-in is by appointment. Check your Lindenwood email for a message from Residence Life on how to register for a check-in time through StarRez.

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 

9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Residential & NSO Check-in - Freshmen Quad - The Pride

Move-in is by appointment. Check your Lindenwood email for a message from Residence Life on how to register for a check-in time through StarRez.

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall

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. 

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

Res Hall Floor Meeting

Only for Residents who moved in on Wednesday.  Your Community Advisor will be meeting with you virtually through Microsoft Office Teams.  You can download the app or use it from your Office 365 account through Lindenwood. 

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cub Club - Evans Commons

 

Thursday, 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 us for the official University welcome, and they will have an opportunity to hear 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.

1st UNIV/MGMT Seminar Meeting – Multiple Locations (location on nametag)

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

Family / Supporter Resource Orientation–  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 Lunch -  2 Tented Locations – J Scheidegger / Heritage Campus

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Group Meeting 1 - Multiple Locations

Meet with your orientation group! 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Extreme Campus Tour - All Campus - Bring your competitive spirit and you and your group will learn all about Campus Resources, AND upon completion be eligible for PRIZES!

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner - Spellmann Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

NSO Playfair/ Group Photo - Hunter Stadium

Virtual Playfair is the best way to make new friends! Participants can expect to go through an hour of guided fun that introduces you to new classmates and life-long friends. This is our favorite event of NSO and cannot wait to share it with you!

8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

NSO Bonfire - Rain location, Evans Commons 

Friday, August 20, 2021

 

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

Commuter Chat - LARC, 3rd Floor Atrium

Hear from upper-level class students about their commuting experiences. Please submit your questions in advance to fye@lindenwood.edu by Wednesday, August 18.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Group Meeting 2 - Multiple Locations

Meet with your orientation group! 

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

Academic Deans Welcome - Multiple Locations

Meet the faculty in your school and learn more about the many opportunities and programs that are available to you. Undeclared students will also have a session to introduce them to the different schools and colleges!

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch with Faculty  - Multiple Locations

After the Academic Welcome you will get to mix and mingle with faculty from your schools and colleges for a Picnic Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Group Meeting 3 - Multiple Locations

Meet with your orientation group! 

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Dinner - Spellmann Dining Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) 101 - Format- TBD

Join us to learn more information about our robust and vibrant Fraternity and Sorority Life Community. During FSL 101, students will be introduced to a panel representing our current organizations, understand the basic expectations of membership, learn about our shared values, standards, benefits of joining, and important information regarding how to join! We are so eager to see you all, to answer any questions that you have, and can’t wait to send you off with a sweet treat!

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

NSO Hypnotist- J. Scheidegger Center Auditorium  

David Anthony the Hypnotist. 15 students will be picked to be hypnotized. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Pickleball with the President - Pickleball Courts behind Evans Commons

RSVP on InvolveU. Great way to meet President and Mrs. Porter! Dr. Gary Stocker will teach students how to play Pickleball. Great way to meet new friends!

9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

NSO Food Trucks - J. Scheidegger Parking Lot

Saturday, August 21, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Accelerated Transfer Student 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!

11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Brunch /Dinner (resident students only) - Spellmann Dining Hall

      Please be sure to order your meal through GrubHub by 15 minutes prior to the end of the meal window.

      How to get started:

  • Download the Grubhub app on your smartphone
  • Go to my Grubhub > Setting > Campus Dining
  • Order from an on-campus restaurant
  • Skip the line and pick up your food
  • Download the Grubhub app today.

 

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Party at the Pride - Evans Commons Parking Lot

Stuff a Plush, College Selfie Photo Booth, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Lindenwood Big Chair

89.1 The Wood Radio Station will be providing music

Speed Sketchers and Face Painters!

Carnival Rides TBD

Food Trucks TBD

NOTICE: Evans Commons Parking Lot will be closed Friday August 20 in preparation of this event. Please park in the Hyland Parking lot or other lots around the quad instead so that we can have a great event on Saturday!

 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Brunch (resident students only) -Evans Commons Dining Hall

Please be sure to order your meal through GrubHub by 15 minutes prior to the end of the meal window.

How to get started:

  • Download the Grubhub app on your smartphone
  • Go to my Grubhub > Setting > Campus Dining
  • Order from an on-campus restaurant
  • Skip the line and pick up your food
  • Download the Grubhub app today.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Opening Chapel Service - TENTATIVE EVENT Location to be determined  

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Class Tours -  Meet at the Pride Rock

Our Lion Leaders will doing classroom building tours in 15 min increments.  Students should meet at the PRIDE ROCK and then Lion Leaders will take them to individual building and will give classroom building tours for each of the academic buildings!

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall

      Please be sure to order your meal through GrubHub by 15 minutes prior to the end of the meal window.

      How to get started:

  • Download the Grubhub app on your smartphone
  • Go to my Grubhub > Setting > Campus Dining
  • Order from an on-campus restaurant
  • Skip the line and pick up your food
  • Download the Grubhub app today.
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