Multicultural Student Bridge Program

The Multicultural Student Bridge Program (MSBP) is a three-day pre-orientation program geared at providing incoming first year and transfer ALANA (African/African American, Latino, Asian and Native American) and multiracial students with a jump start on college life at LVC. The program combines peer mentoring, residential living, academic success and leadership development to assist students in making a successful transition to college and the LVC community.

Benefits of participation
  • Move in and get acclimated with the campus prior to the hustle and bustle of regular orientation
  • Meet and interact with other members of the LVC community such as faculty, administrators and other LVC students
  • Participate in events and activities that address topics and offer strategies for successful transition to college life (academic and co-curricular)
  • Become familiar with the resources available to you on campus and in the surrounding community that will assist you during your time at LVC
The Multicultural Student Bridge Program Dates
Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m.     Check in/Move In     Mund College Center
Aug. 20, 5 p.m.     Family Welcome BBQ     Social Quad (outside of Mund)

Interested in participating?
Please register here by August 1st. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 717-867-6165.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay for meals/program activities?
No. Meals and program activities are of no cost to the student. The welcome BBQ is of no cost to families. Anything additional is the student’s responsibility (i.e. late night snacks, items purchased during shopping trips, etc.)

Will I be moving into my permanent residence hall on Aug 20?
Yes. Students should bring the items they intend to use throughout the semester.

What should my parents do if they want to attend New Student Orientation activities on Aug 23 but I move in for Multicultural Student Bridge on Aug 20?
Parents are more than welcome to come back to campus for the events happening on the 23rd. The Welcome BBQ on the 20th will cover a portion of the information offered on the 23rd but not all.

What is my expected level of participation during the program?
You are expected to be actively involved and in attendance at all program activities.  The more you put in the more you will get out of the experience. 

What if I am already on campus for a fall sport or band? Can I still participate in the program? 
Students interested in participating in the program but involved in other programs on campus during the time should contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs to see what arrangements, if any, can be made.

Will I be able to go home at the end of the Bridge program (Aug 22) and return to campus for the start of classes on Monday, Aug 26?
No.  Given that New Student Orientation runs from Aug 23 through Aug 25. Information regarding New Student Orientation will be sent to students in the summer with a web link to all New Student Orientation events and activities.