Upcoming Events
 
Thursday, August 25, 2016

ID Photos
Students who have not had a photo taken for their ID card should go to the Mund College Center. Students must have an ID card to gain access to their assigned residence hall, the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, Arnold Sports Center, and dining facilities.
Tweedie Meeting Rooms, Mund College Center, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Information Tables
All students are invited to visit the tables located inside the main concourse of the Mund College Center for vehicle registration, local banking information, IT support, Comcast cable information and to pick up their Orientation t-shirt.
Main Concourse, Mund College Center, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Residence Halls Open for New Students
Residence hall keys, student ID cards, and peer mentor information will be distributed to students outside of their residence hall. Students will also receive a coupon for their Orientation T-shirt which will be available in the Mund College Center.
Lebanon Valley College, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
College Store Open for Students and Families
College Store Open for Students and Families (and don’t miss the special VIP event later tonight at 8:30 p.m.)
Lebanon Valley College, Mund, College Store, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Commuting Students Check-In (C)
All new commuting students must report to the Mund College Center for vehicle registration, peer mentor information, an Orientation T-shirt, and their ID card. Commuting students are invited to be our guests at meals through Sunday’s dinner.
Main Concourse, Mund College Center, 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
 
Commuting Students Welcome (C)
All new commuters will meet with peer mentors and College administrators before going to lunch on the Social Quad.
Leedy Theater, Mund College Center, 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
 
Office of Intercultural Affairs and Inclusive Programming Student Meeting (ALANA, Fellowship Recipients, LVEP, and Milton Hershey Students)
Welcome and informational meeting for new students and their families.
Leedy Theater, Mund College Center, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
Water Ceremony
Incoming students are invited to bring a small amount of water (3 to 6 oz.) from a stream, ocean, lake, kitchen sink, or garden hose that is representative of their home. During orientation, students will have the opportunity to participate in an informal ceremony in which water representing each family will be poured into the ponds of LVC's Peace Garden.
Peace Garden, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Luncheon for All Students and Families
All new students and families are invited to join members of the College community at an outdoor barbecue luncheon on the Social Quad. Music provided by the Jay Umble Trio.
Social Quad (Rain location: Mund College Center), 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 
Annual Children of Alumni Photos (Legacies)
All children of parents or grandparents who attended LVC are invited to participate in this annual tradition. We will take a group photo of all new legacies and photos with any of their family members who attended LVC.
Porch, Mund College Center, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Pre-Convocation Instructions
All new students will receive information related to the Opening Convocation. This program is required of all new students. Students are encouraged to leave their backpacks or other possession in their rooms or with family members for the ceremony.
Indoor Arena, LVC Sports Center, 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Opening Convocation
The tradition of the Opening Convocation marks the formal opening of the academic year. Students are led through a receiving line of Lebanon Valley College’s faculty, administration, and trustees in full academic regalia. This program is required of all new students. Parents and family members are invited to attend the ceremony.
Sorrentino Gymnasium, LVC Sports Center, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Settling In and Goodbyes
Parents and families bid farewell to their students. This time may also be used to visit the College Store. Don’t forget that Homecoming and Family Weekend is Oct. 7–8!
Arnold Field (Indoor Arena, Arnold Sports Center in case of inclement weather), 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Welcome to Students and Peer Mentor Introductions
Students will be welcomed by Gregory Krikorian, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, and Laura Schmidt ’17 D’19, student government president, before meeting their peer mentors.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
 
Peer Mentor Meetings
All students will meet with their peer mentors for introductions and group discussion.
Various Locations, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Dinner
Dining Hall, Mund College Center , 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
 
Commuter Students Social Event (C)
Commuting students are invited to attend this social event to get to know their fellow commuters. There will also be a chance to win great prizes!
Meet in the Commuter Lounge, Mund College Center, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 
Resident Assistants Meeting
Required floor meetings for all resident students.
Respective Residence Halls, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 
New Kids on the Block Party
Join us for LVC’s own mega-networking party. This event is one you do not want to miss. Plan to be there!
LVC Arnold Stadium (Rain Location: Arena, Arnold Sports Center), 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Pizza Party
Enjoy pizza and socialize with your new classmates.
Dining Hall, Mund College Center, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
VIP event
You are invited to an exclusive VIP shopping event! During this special event, new students can take advantage of our VIP discount, snap photos in our photobooth, enjoy snacks, enter our raffle for prizes and much more! It's a great opportunity to shop and meet your bookstore staff.
College Store, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
 
Friday, August 26, 2016

FYE Kick-Off
All students will be introduced to their classmates, mentors, and instructors of their First Year Experience course. All new students are required to attend.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
 
FYE Meetings and Brunches
All students will have an introductory FYE meeting and enjoy brunch with their classmates, mentors, and instructors. All new students are required to attend.
Various Locations and Dining Hall, Mund College Center , 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Lebanon Valley College Academic Orientations
Check your email and poster listings in residence halls and academic buildings, or with your peer mentor and/or resident assistant). All students will meet with their department faculty for an orientation related to their major field of study. All students are required to attend.
Various Locations, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
The Future is Yours to Create
Sure, "they" say "college is the best four years of your life." Don't you ever wonder where "they" decided to go to college? in this upbeat, informative, and inspirational program, learn what it means to be a "college student" that understands and appreciates the beauty in those who have ideas, beliefs, backgrounds, and identities different that your own. Explore the possibilities and personal benefits when you define for yourself what the "best" four years of your life might just look like! All students are required to attend.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Dinner
Dining Hall, Mund College Center, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Ice Cream Social and Ultimate Trivia
Enjoy an ice cream social and test your knowledge with a fun and interactive team trivia competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Living Room, Mund College Center, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Comedian Adam Grabowski
Recently seen on “America’s Got Talent,” comic Adam Grabowski will kick off the series Aug. 26. Originally from Chicago, Ill., Grabowski has found his way all over the nation, making appearances in at least 45 states and at more than 500 colleges. He specializes in a type of humor designed for a college audience, but is proud of his comedic style, which is observational, interactive, and excludes offensive comments. In 2015, Grabowski was named the National Comic of the Year.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
Comedian Adam Grabowski
Join the Student Programing Board as they kick off their entertainment line-up with comedian Adam Grabowski. Having just been named APCA 2015 Comedian of the Year and a semi-finalist nationally on America’s Got Talent, you will not want to miss Adam’s hilarious and interactive comedy show.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
ConSenual Dance Party
Get ready to move and receive an introduction to The Underground, LVC’s late-night Saturday dance club.
Underground, Mund College Center, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
 
 
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Brunch
Dining Hall, Mund College Center, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 
Focus on Consent
At LVC, our campus community expects that we accept responsibility for recognizing and preventing discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. We foster this environment by ensuring that we have informed students who are actively engaged in educating, intervening and supporting each other to maintain a safe and healthy community. This program, facilitated by members of the LVC community, is required for all students.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
LVC Football at Dickinson
Carlisle, Pa., 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Peer Mentor Meetings
Regroup with your peer mentor and continue the conversations in small groups.
Various Locations, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Maximize Your Buzz
Maximize Your Buzz is a nationally recognized educational program dedicated to serving motivated college students with an interactive, inspiring, and informative seminar about changing behaviors by shifting perspectives on alcohol. All students are required to attend.
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Dinner
Dining Hall, Mund College Center, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Activities Around Campus
Volleyball? Movie night? Board games? Gaga? Choose the activities you enjoy the most to end your night! Check the posters in the Mund College Center for updated locations and details for each of the events.
Various Locations, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Worship Service
This student-led Christian worship service, is open to all students. LVC’s Chaplain Fullmer (“Chaps”) and student leaders from spiritual life will be available to offer information and answer questions.
Miller Chapel, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
 
Orientation Worship Service
Student leaders from Christian Life at LVC, as well as the college Chaplain will be available to offer information and answer questions.
Miller Chapel, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
 
Brunch
Dining Hall, Mund College Center, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
College Store Open for Students
College Store Open for Students
Mund College Center, 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Semester Preparation
Take time to get organized and ready for the first day of classes. Check in with your Peer Mentor to answer any last minute questions to get you fully ready to start your academic career at LVC.
Residence Halls/Commuter Lounge, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Load Buses for Orientation Service Projects
Outside of the Arnold Sports Center , 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Orientation Service Projects
Join your FYE cohort in service projects located at sites throughout the greater community.
Various Locations, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Picnic with the President
Join President Lewis E. Thayne and Mrs. Dorry Thayne as they host a picnic for all new students at their home. Enjoy dinner and a chance to be personally welcomed by the President at this signature event. Make sure to wear your Orientation T-shirt for the class photo that will be taken at the picnic.
Kreiderheim, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Welcome Back Social
All students are invited to this social with live music. Be sure to meet members of Student Government and the Student Programming Board and find out more about how you can get involved at LVC!
Social Quad, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Outdoor Movie
Stay after the social and enjoy an outdoor movie on the quad.
Social Quad , 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
 
 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Classes Begin
Lebanon Valley College, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
 
 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Best-Selling Author Susannah Cahalan
Best-selling author Susannah Cahalan will discuss her book "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness." She will answer questions and sign copies of her book during the event.

In the book, Cahalan recounts the day that she woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Cahalan’s memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life. Her award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times, Psychology Today, Scientific American, BBC's Focus magazine, and Elle. She now is the New York Post’s book editor and is working on a new book about the history of psychiatry, Committed, due out in 2017.

The event is part of this year's Colloquium Series themed around memory. Visit www.lvc.edu/colloquium for additional information and a schedule of events.
Miller Chapel, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Men's Soccer vs. Berkeley College (NJ)
Annville, Pa. , 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 
FOR-U Bible Study
A DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship. For additional information contact Joel Martin at martinj@dm.org or visit lvc.dm.org.
Chapel 101, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
 
Friday, September 02, 2016

College Colors Day
Show your LVC pride and join your friends and classmates to celebrate National College Colors Day with our Blue & White Photo Challenge. Post your photos wearing LVC Gear or Blue and White social media using #IAMLVC!
Campus Wide, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
 
Now Showing: An American Century at the Movies, 1917-2017
Now Showing: An American Century at the Movies, 1917-2017 presents an introspective view of composite American Identity through film and the film poster medium. Drawing from a local collector’s vast array of vintage film posters, the exhibition seeks to examine the broad topics of war, race, gender, sexuality, adventure, and romance as they are represented in individual films. Now Showing provides the viewer with a glimpse not only into how American culture shapes film but how film embodies America.
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Women's Volleyball vs. Stockton University
Cortland, N.Y., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Wiccan Study Group
Share your pagan heart among others of like-mind. The group meets on the first and third Friday of each month. Join us as your schedule permits. For additional information please contact Wayne Minnich at wayne2@att.net.
Fellowship Lounge, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
Women's Volleyball vs. Alfred University
Cortland, N.Y., 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
Pizza-Volleyball Night
Join us on one of two courts: we’ll have a game for the serious competitors and another for those who just want to give it a shot. Of course, the free pizza following the game is for everyone. REGISTER ON REDBOOK or email nsmith@lvc.edu.
Arnold Sports Center, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
Comedian Derrick Knopsnyder

Young comic Derrick Knopsnyder, will take the stage Sept. 2. While in college at the California University of Pennsylvania, Knopsnyder decided to perform for the first time. From that moment on, his career has flourished, and he has been honored to perform with well-known comedians such as Bo Burnham and Dave Coulier.

Leedy Theater, Mund College Center, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
 
 
Saturday, September 03, 2016

UG Dance
Underground , 12 a.m. - 2 a.m.
 
Saturday Bus Trip: Dutch Springs
This week's trip is to Dutch Springs.  Check out Redbook online to get the latest details and to sign up!
9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Help Pack Medical Supplies for the AFCA
LVC students will drive to the local American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) – at 12th & Cumberland Streets in Lebanon – to help pack medical supplies for shipment. Volunteers bring lunch, or a plan to buy lunch. For more information contact Chaplain Fullmer at fullmer@lvc.edu.
Lebanon City, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Women's Volleyball vs. United States Coast Guard Academy
Cortland, N.Y., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Field Hockey at Drew University
Madison, N.J., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
LVC Football at Franklin & Marshall
Lancaster, Pa., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Women's Soccer vs. Gettysburg College
Annville, Pa., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Women's Volleyball vs. Wells College
Cortland, N.Y., 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 
O.A.S.I.S.
"Overcoming Adverse Situations in School" is a social, supportive group that meets weekly and is facilitated by the 50/50 Peer Helpers, Vidya Lala and James Willey. Run by students, for students, this welcoming group discusses topics such as adjustment to college, how to make social connections, and getting along & ahead in the classroom. This is OASIS' 5th year! Come and see what makes it so unique.
Tweedie Rooms/Mund College Center, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Men's Soccer at Muhlenberg College
Allentown, Pa. , 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.