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Join us at New Student Orientation to Discover Your Roar!

Please note: 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. 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!

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 Connection (first floor)

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

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fraternity and Sorority 101 - Hyland VIP Room

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. 

Code Game: NSO - Evans Commons Courts

Saturday, August 24, 2019


10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.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! 

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

Party at the Pride - Evans Commons

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

Brunch (resident students only) - Evans Commons Dining Hall 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

   Opening Chapel Service- Sibley Chapel

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

Linden 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. 

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

Dinner - Evans Commons Dining Hall  


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