Valley News Recent Headlines
Surprise! It’s Dutchmen Day! #dutchmenday14
04.22.14 |
The most highly anticipated LVC tradition of the year is finally here – Dutchmen Day – a day of fun and games and no classes for students and faculty.

"Since my freshman year, Dutchmen Day has been one of the things I look forward to the most,” said Tito Valdes ’14, student body president. “We spend so much time planning the event and it truly pays off when we see people's faces enjoying the day. The community-oriented nature of Lebanon Valley College is a big reason why people fall in love with this place that becomes a second home. It means so much to see students, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus eating together on the social quad and having fun with all of the games that are available throughout the day.”

Check out a live webcam of the day’s events here.

Planned and organized by members of Student Government, Dutchmen Day begins with a 7 a.m . wake up call and free t-shirt hand out for all students living in campus residence halls and houses. Students living off campus are notified via email and the College website (which is temporarily overtaken by the Dutchmen Day theme). 

Activities begin on the plaza outside Mund College Center at 9:30 a.m. with a DJ and eating contest, followed by an egg toss at 10 a.m. between the residence halls. Plenty of inflatables, arts and crafts, and music are available on the Quad throughout the day. View the complete schedule here.

This year’s social media theme includes numerous “social checkpoints” throughout the day at various activities. Students are encouraged to post a photo on Twitter or Instagram with #DDayChallenge to be entered to win the grand prize of a Nook tablet. Checkpoints include the eating contest, egg toss, inflatables, dunk tank, Ultimate Frisbee, Battle of the Sexes/Minute to Win It, color run, slip and slide, Zumba, and karaoke. The winners will be announced at the Bonfire at 9:30 p.m. at the Facilities Barn.  

The tradition began in the spring of 2002 with the idea of creating a student holiday. Organizers decided to keep the day a secret, hoping to surprise students and faculty with a day off from normal routine prior to the start of finals preparation.


09.18.14
The Benefits of Engaging with the Greater LVC Network: Collin Straka ’14 and Steve Kurtz ’09
View Full Story

09.18.14
Andrew C. Hildebrand Named Among Top 25 Becker Instructors of 2014
View Full Story

09.18.14
Dr. James H. Broussard Honored with SHEAR Distinguished Service Award
View Full Story

09.17.14
New York Times Bestselling Author Matthew Goodman to Present Reading at Lebanon Valley College
View Full Story

09.17.14
“DRAG” Part of LVC’s Colloquium Film Series on Sept. 22
View Full Story

09.17.14
Lebanon Valley College’s Friday Night Comedy Series Continues Sept. 19 with Comedian Louis Ramey
View Full Story

09.16.14
Washington Monthly Names Lebanon Valley College a “Best Bang for the Buck”
View Full Story

09.12.14
LVC’s Neighbors: The Allen Theatre and MJ’s Coffeehouse
View Full Story

09.11.14
Collaborating for Social Justice
View Full Story

09.11.14
Lebanon Valley College to hold International Symposium on Karl Popper and the Open Society Sept. 16 through 18
View Full Story

09.11.14
Working with the Lion Down the Road: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
View Full Story

09.11.14
Former Student Trustee and Board Partners on Mund College Center Renovations
View Full Story

09.11.14
Building Partnerships in the Spirit
View Full Story

09.11.14
Cultivating Worldwide Partnerships: The Center for Global Education
View Full Story

09.11.14
Lebanon Valley College Joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership
View Full Story

09.10.14
Lebanon Valley College welcomes Judge John E. Jones III as part of Constitution Day Sept. 17
View Full Story