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Programs & Initiatives

First-Year Programs is pleased to host many programs, events, and initiatives dedicated to supporting first-year Lions! We hope you'll take advantage of:

Freshmen Council 

  • First-Year Programs is excited to roll out a new student organization dedicated specifically to Freshmen! The Lindenwood Freshmen Council serves to provide first-year students a voice and part in planning and implementing freshmen programming. Freshmen Council will host and support impactful programs throughout the course of the academic year. 
  • Freshmen Council is made up of freshmen representatives from each of the UNIV course sections and at-large members. 
  • Interested in joining Freshmen Council? Contact Brooke VonJensen at or (636) 949-4587 for more information! 
    • UNIV Representatives will be nominated by their faculty members and contacted by the Freshmen Council advisor in early September. 
    • At-large members should contact Brooke as stated above. 


Freshmen Finale 

  • Come celebrate the closing of Freshman Year with us! This fun, laid-back event is dedicated to YOU! We are proud of the work you have put into your first year here at Lindenwood and we invite you to celebrate with us. 
  • Free t-shirts for the first 200 students 
  • Ice Cream social

Lion Launch 

  • Lion Launch is a pre-orientation, online course designed to ease the transition to Lindenwood for incoming students. 
  • Lion Launch is not required, but highly encouraged!
  • Students can watch the video below to learn how to find & access Lion Launch in Canvas. 

    Accessing Lion Launch in Canvas - Freshmen.

Advising Syllabus 

First-Year Programs (FYP) recently created a system-wide advising syllabus to be used by students during advising meetings. View Generic Advising Syllabus. Each Academic School has also created a school-specific Advising Syllabus that students can reach by contacting either their advisor or Lion Life Coach

SASS Mentors 

  • SASS mentors can help students with adjustment to the college environment, as well as assist in the development of important study skills, such as time-management, note-taking, and overall study strategy. 
  • SASS mentors are available to both first-year students and upperclassmen. 
  • SASS mentors are FREE for all undergraduate Lindenwood students 
  • Email to schedule an appointment! 
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