Alert

MAY 14

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 vaccines now available to all groups in PA. Let LVC know when you are fully vaccinated. Students are required to fill out the Symptom Tracker every day.

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Everything you need to know, right here.

Check out all the resources, activities, and updates to help you ease into your first semester in college or prepare you for another academic year at The Valley. We encourage you to browse the new student pages of the website, connect on the Class of 2024 Facebook page, and utilize your peer leadership networks, FYE instructors, and staff members that are here to help you.

It is our hope that you will achieve success through the many offerings that LVC puts in place to help you attain your goals. Take advantage of all that we offer; attend events, meet new people, ask questions, and challenge yourself to become the person you have always wanted to be.

New Students

New Student Orientation/Move-In Day

The Class of 2024 will arrive on campus through a phased move-in schedule between Aug. 17-19. If you are a residential student, check in at North Campus, Parking Lot A (see map).

New student commuters will check in Thursday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. Park in one of the North Campus lots, then walk to the Mary Green Tent (see map).

We’ll have some activities to help you connect with and learn about the LVC community and its resources. First-Year Mentors will provide key information, mentoring, and guidance. See the full orientation schedule.

Move-In Map/Directions

Week of Welcome

Kick off the semester at our Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) during the first week of classes. There will be something for everyone including prizes and giveaways for attendees. See the full lineup of events for the week here, including the Welcome Back Social on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Community Service and Volunteerism

Welcome new students! The Office of Service and Volunteerism is looking forward to connecting with you throughout your move-in days and Orientation. Together, we’ll get right to the important task of exploring ways to positively impact our communities as we discuss opportunities for the semester ahead.

You’ll also hear about the Dutchmen Pantry, a vital campus resource that helps to ensure every student has access to the food they need. Especially during these unprecedented times, contact liedtka@lvc.edu with any ideas that you have for making a difference. Together, we’ll develop a safe plan for action!

All Students

Room Key Pickup

Room keys will be available for pickup during your assigned move-in time upon check-in at North Campus Red Lot A.

Meal Plan Changes

If you want to change your meal plan for the fall semester, email Alice Rulapaugh by Wednesday, Aug. 5. Commuters who have not selected a plan and want to do so may review the meal plan options and email their choice to Alice.

Student Employment Opportunities on Handshake

As a reminder, you will find all on-campus student employment positions posted through Handshake. Handshake is our platform for you to schedule career coaching appointments, register for events and fairs, search for jobs and internships off campus, and find all on-campus student employment.

For questions or help accessing Handshake, drop by the Breen Center, or email breencenter@lvc.edu

Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success (Career Development)

The Breen Center staff have been working hard to prepare for your return and we are excited to announce that we will continue to offer all of our services, including appointments, drop-in hours, job fairs, workshops, and Pizza with Professionals, in a completely virtual format.

Please visit our website for more information about our fall plans and how to access our services. Another way to stay connected is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we post about events, open positions, and career advice.

If you have any questions, please email breencenter@lvc.edu. We look forward to working with you this year on your career planning!

LVC Sports Center

Find recreational and self-directed activities at the LVC Sports Center. Visit their website for information on hours for fall and health and safety policies.

College Store

Information regarding ordering and reserving textbooks, including rental availability and access to digital titles, can be found on the College Store website. You can direct questions to the store staff at 717-867-6313 or mbiever@lvc.edu. You are encouraged to pre-order your books online to take advantage of saving money when buying or renting used textbooks. Books can be shipped to your home or picked up on campus.

Student Mail

(Students who live in College houses and apartments will use the street address and corresponding zip code below.)

Mail should be addressed as follows:

Student’s Name

Name of Residence Hall, Room Number

101 N. College Ave.

Annville, PA 17003

Each residence hall has a nine-digit zip code. Students should include the last four digits to ensure accurate mail delivery. Zip codes are:

38 College Avenue Hall  17003—1439  Dellinger Hall  17003—1440
44 College Avenue Hall  17003—1438  Derickson A Hall  17003—1424
104 College Ave., Friendship Hall  17003—1431  Derickson B Hall  17003—1435
118 College Avenue Hall  17003—1437  Funkhouser Hall  17003—1406
136 College Avenue Hall  17003—1403  Hammond Hall  17003—1408
138 College Avenue Hall  17003—1403  Keister Hall  17003—1409
144 College Avenue, Weimer Hall  17003—1430  Marquette Hall  17003—1498
217 E. Maple Street, West Hall  17003—1517  Mary Green Hall  17003—1407
219 E. Maple Street, East Hall  17003—1517  North College Hall  17003—1405
73 E. Sheridan Ave., Centre Hall  17003—1497  Silver Hall  17003—1421
79 E. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan W. Hall  17003—1416  Stanson Hall  17003—1470
81 E. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan E. Hall  17003—1426  Vickroy Hall  17003—1422
20 West Sheridan Hall  17003—1241  22 West Sheridan Hall  17003—1241
24 West Sheridan Hall  17003—1241    

 

Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety offers important student programming each semester, including R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense training for women), bystander intervention training, and ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training to help prepare students to respond to an active killer. Visit here for additional information or Redbook to register for training.

Public safety also has engraving tools for your use. Mark your valuables with your personalized numbering system or initials. Bring your item to the Office of Public Safety or sign out a tool for use in your residence hall room.

Campus Safety and Reporting Incidents

The office is located at 148 N. College Avenue and may be reached at 717-867-6111 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).

Emergency telephones (some with blue lights) are located across campus, on residence halls and in elevators; push the red button to summon an officer.

Reach Out (Editions), Powered by Capptivation Inc., is a free download for your smartphone that summarizes campus and community resources and reporting options at LVC. Just search “Reach Out Editions,” download the App, and then find “Lebanon Valley College.”

Vehicle Registration and Parking

Due to COVID-19 and the wellbeing of our public safety staff, all students must register their vehicles using an on-line process found here. Parking stickers/decals will be delivered to your residence hall room or mailed to your home or off-campus address as soon as possible. Please park your vehicles in your assigned areas upon coming to campus.

Register Your Vehicle Online (PREFERRED)

  1. Log onto the MyLVC portal at mylvc.lvc.edu (using your LVC email address and password).
  2. Under the Academic Resources section, click on “AccessLVC.”
  3. Click on “AccessLVC for Students.”
  4. There are four sections on this screen—Registration, Academic Profile, Financial Information, and Non-Academic Information. Click on “Vehicle Registration” under the “Non-Academic Information” section.
  5. Check the box that says, “Click here to add a new vehicle registration” and click “Submit.”
  6. Fill out the form with all necessary information and click “Submit.”
  7. Pick up your parking pass at the Office of Public Safety or in the Allan W. Mund College Center on move-in day. The fee is posted to your student account.

 

Off-Campus Parking Decals (Teal)

Students authorized by LVC to live off campus must register their vehicles with the Office of Public Safety before Sept. 1. A teal-colored decal will allow students to park in the community in which they live. While on campus, off-campus registrants need to use Commuter Parking areas.

Special Parking Privileges for Student Teachers and Interns

Students who require travel as part of their educational experience and wish to receive this parking privilege must request a numbered parking placard from the Office of Public Safety. Documentation in the form of course registration (student teaching) or internship verification (Breen Center for Graduate Success/course registration) must be provided to public safety.

Course Registration (Returning Students)

  • Online registration will re-open Wednesday, Aug. 5, for returning students. New students will need to make changes to their schedule in person after meeting with their advisor during orientation. The Registrar’s Office is located in the Administration Building/Humanities Center, Room 106.
  • The last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of “W” (withdrawal) is Aug. 28.
  • Visit the Registrar’s Office for additional information regarding registration and course offerings.

Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors

LVC offers comprehensive academic support for undergraduate students that includes the following:

  1. Study Pods: Small group study sessions led by faculty-nominated student mentors who have completed the course. Pods are offered at least twice a week for courses that are highly requested. No appointment or request is needed. Click here for additional details.
  2. One-on-one tutoring: Peer tutoring offers free assistance for most 100- and 200-level courses. Requests should be made 48–72 hours in advance through our online form. If the requested course already has a scheduled Study Pod, students are asked to attend 1–2 Pods before requesting a one-on-one tutor, unless there are work, class, athletic, or commuting conflicts.
  3. Writing Mentors: Each FYE class will have several designated Writing Mentors to serve that specific course. These mentors are successful, faculty-nominated student writers who are trained to help new students become stronger, independent, and more confident writers. Your writing mentor's contact information will be provided to you during the first week of class.

Cable Television

Comcast Cable TV, which offers more than 100 channels, is available to resident students. Using your college login information, resident students also have access to XFINITY On Campus to stream live TV, movies, and more on any device, anytime, anywhere. Students may also use the Xfinity Stream App on compatible devices. Visit here for additional details and device requirements.

Free Software

Microsoft Office 365 is available free to all LVC students and is the College’s primary email service. Office 365 can be used on computers and mobile devices. Please visit here for download instructions.

Zoom is a video communications app that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, live chats, screen sharing, and other capabilities.

Cisco Spark is a complete collaboration suite for teams/groups to create, meet, message, call, white board, and share, regardless of whether they are together or apart—in one continuous work stream before, during, and after meetings. It is built to help teams work seamlessly, is free for students, and can be used on computers and mobile devices.

Current, full-time LVC students may use the College’s antivirus software, System Center Endpoint Protection, at no charge. Download System Center Endpoint Protection Antivirus.

Discounted Computers and Software

As an LVC student, you have access to educational discounts from Apple, Dell, and Lenovo (for purchasing computers and related equipment) and JourneyEd (for purchasing software). Visit here for additional information and links to these discounts.

Business Office

Payment and worksheets for the fall semester are due to the Business Office by Aug. 3. Please visit here if you wish to make a credit card or electronic check payment. You may also return a paper check with your completed account worksheet. Feel free to contact the Business Office at 717-867-6300 with questions.

Student Activities and Engagement

Student Government and the Student Programming Board (SPB) will hold their annual welcome back social Sunday, Aug. 23, on the Social Quad. The event will feature food, fun, and music. Student Government information for the Class of 2024 will be available during this time. 

Watch for updates about the Student Engagement Fair. Students from various LVC organizations will provide information regarding what their clubs have to offer. 

Metz Dining Updates

Fall 2020 Dining Safety Update

Metz Reopening Plan - dining hall updates along with information about new meal exchange hours and locations.

Metz Safety Guarantee

Downtown Dollars

The off-campus program “Downtown Dollars” allows students to use a separate flex account on their LVC ID Card to purchase items from merchants off-campus. These include places such as CVS as well as local restaurants.

Weekend Activities

There is plenty to do on the weekends at The Valley. There are performers that hit the campus stage nearly every Friday night and feature comedians such as Shawn Felipe, Steve Soelberg, and more. 

Additional activities are also hosted regularly on campus.

Information about specific events will be on Redbook and posted outside the Center for Student Engagement in Mund.

Bishop Library

The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library has many resources and services for students. Bishop has five group study rooms, seven quiet study rooms, an audiovisual recording room, a coffee shop, two classrooms, and ample study and lounge space. Visit their website for fall semester hours.

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The Center for Accessibility Resources

The Center for Accessibility Resources provides people with documented accessibility needs equal access to Lebanon Valley College programs, services, and activities. Students with documented accessibility needs should contact Erin Hannaford at 717-867-6071 or hannafor@lvc.edu to learn more about our services. 

Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services, now located on the second floor of Bishop Library, will be available for in-person and virtual appointments this fall. Call 717-867-6232 to speak with someone directly or email counselingservices@lvc.edu to schedule an appointment. Weekday open hours are 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for in-person and 12-1 p.m. for online.

If you would prefer to speak with an upper-level student regarding any difficulty (i.e., homesickness, relationships, adjusting), 50/50 Peer Helpers are available by walk-in appointments at the office, calling 717-868-5050, or emailing 5050@lvc.edu. The 50/50 Peer Helpers host two weekend social/supportive groups that will meet virtually this fall: “OASIS” (Overcoming Adverse Situations in School) and “60 Minutes.” For updates and healthy messaging, follow them on Instagram and Twitter at lvc_5050.

Study Abroad/Study Away

Off-campus study can greatly enhance your personal and professional development. You can study away for one week, a few weeks, or an entire semester and earn academic credits (up to 17 in total) through LVC-sponsored programs. We offer programs in Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Spain, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Program details can be found at our website.

New program locations are under consideration for future academic years. Speak with your academic advisor about the most suitable term for your off-campus study, and then contact the Center for Global Education to discuss the program options that best fit your major and interests. 

Drop by the office in the Breen Center located in the lower level of Mund, email Jill Russell at russell@lvc.edu, or call 717-867-6076 to schedule an advising appointment.