Welcome to The Valley

Everything you need to know, right here.

Check out all the resources, activities, and updates to help you prepare for the upcoming academic year at The Valley.

It is our hope that you will achieve success through the many offerings that LVC puts in place to help you attain your goals.

Move-in and Welcome Week

The Class of 2028 and incoming transfer students will arrive on campus Thursday, Aug. 22. If you are a residential student, check in at North Campus, Parking Lot A (see map).

New student commuters will check in Thursday, Aug. 22, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Park in one of the North Campus lots, then walk to the Mund College Center (see map).

We’ll have 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.

Kick off the semester at Welcome Week during the first week of classes. There will be something for everyone including prizes and giveaways for attendees. Stay tuned for the full lineup of events, including the Welcome Back Social.

Students arriving early for athletics, marching band, or other activities will receive an email from Residence Life about key pickup.

Students moving in on Thursday, Aug. 22, will pick up room keys during their move-in time upon check-in at North Campus Red Lot A.

Returning students who are moving in on August 24–25 will pick up their keys in the Center for Student Engagement (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days) and at Campus Safety if they arrive after 4 p.m.

Parking, Campus Jobs, Weather Delays, Dining, and Mail

All students must register their vehicles using an online process found in MyLVC (form available August 1). Parking stickers/decals can be picked up at the Campus Safety Office after registration is complete. Please park your vehicles in your assigned areas upon coming to campus.

All visitors parking on LVC property are required to display a visitor pass which can be obtained free of charge from the Campus Safety Office.

 

Off-Campus Parking Decals (students living in Annville)

Annville Township Police requires all students who are authorized by LVC to live-off campus to register their vehicles with the Office of Campus Safety before September 1. A teal-colored decal will allow students who live in Annville to park within the township.

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 Campus Safety.

Omnilert is a free download for your smartphone LVC students and employees to receive push notifications about emergencies and inclement weather procedures. Search “Omnilert” in your App store and register. Omnilert has an emergency button and can let emergency responders find your exact location when location services are enabled. Click here to enroll.

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.

WELCOME STUDENTS! WELCOME FACULTY! WELCOME STAFF! WELCOME FRIENDS OF LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE!
We at Metz Dining are excited for the new school year to begin. Here is some important information for the upcoming year.

For students with a busy schedule or anyone who opts to dine out, we require a $10 deposit on environmentally-friendly reusable green food containers. Turn in your dirty container, and we will give you a clean one at no additional charge or a token to redeem for your next visit.

We continue to partner with Grubhub, and the convenience of the Grubhub app is now available to our students. Use the app to make online orders. It’s easy, convenient, and fits into your hectic schedule. Grubhub is the exclusive way to order at the Dutchmen Den. We are asking each student to register on the app and affiliate with Lebanon Valley College for all of their ordering needs.

Speaking of the Dutchmen Den, we have moved the evening meal exchange to Mund College Center from 7:30–9 p.m., to offer more convenient and speedy service. We are planning on bringing back the Late Night Grill which will be accessed exclusively through Grubhub . The hours for Late Night Grill will be 9:30–11 p.m. and payment will be all Flex or Credit only.

The smell of great coffee will be all over campus. We will offer Starbucks coffees in Intermetzo & Bishop Brews through the We Proudly Brew program. If coffee isn’t your thing, we welcome you to try our new juice and smoothie concept at Bishop Brews including smoothie and chia bowls as well as freshly made lemonade.

We are also adding a BYTE self-serve kiosk in the Athletic Center and Yuhas Commons. This nutrient-dense program will offer pre-, during, and post-workout foods and beverages that are great sources of protein and recovery nutrition. NOW ACCEPTING FLEX!

Please reach out to Morgan Walker (mowalker@lvc.edu), a registered dietitian who has worked in sports nutrition and personal health and fitness fields, if you have dietary needs or questions. She will be involved in athletic nutrition programs as well as working with others who would like advice on how to reach their diet and nutrition goals.

Meet our team to better help and service all of your needs:

  • Jordan Crews, Executive Chef
  • Megan Temple, Catering Manager
  • Michaela Duez, Assitant Manager
  • Landis Brown, Dining Manager
  • Amy Hartman, Retail Manager
  • Morgan Walker, Nutrition Manager
  • Tim Hartlieb, General Manager

Student Employment and Internships
Metz is currently seeking student employees to fill out its roster. In addition to great pay and additional benefits, we allow LVC students to demonstrate commitment to serving others. Email Landis Brown at ma4013dining@metzcorp.com to apply in person or online.

We also have an opening for a Marketing Intern and for a Social Media Intern. Email Michaela at ma4013admin@metzcorp.com to apply in person or online.

Catering for Campus Groups
There are opportunities for campus groups to have catering. If your group wants to hear more about it, send a representative to see Megan Temple. She will be glad to meet you and discuss Cater-Trax and how to order all of your catering needs.

Finally, we look forward to serving you for all of your food needs on campus. Please reach out via the Talk and Text app posted throughout the dining hall if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Activities and Service

Weekends at The Valley offer a wide range of activities such as game shows, comedy shows, food trucks, musical performances, and more. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the area with our bus trips or carpool events to places such as Hersheypark, the Philadelphia Zoo, Phillies Baseball, New York City, and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Don’t forget to check out which LVC Athletics teams are in action at godutchmen.com. These many events planned by the Student Programming Board, as well as many other clubs & organizations, are here to ensure that your weekends are filled with fun and create memorable experiences.

Want to learn more about getting involved in community engagement opportunities at LVC?

  • Meet the Director of Service & Community Engagement, Emma Cartwright. During the first week of classes, she’s hosting ‘Stepping Into Service’ open house events happening in Miller Chapel. Learn about future programming, service opportunities and other ways to build connections through community engagement.
  • Read the Dutchmen Serve email and our Instagram posts each Monday for upcoming opportunities.
  • Engage with local community partners to hear their stories and learn more about their current volunteer needs at the Student Engagement Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4, beginning at 4:45 p.m. on our Social Quad.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @dutchmenserve or contact Emma Cartwright (cartwrig@lvc.edu) for more information!

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.

TV, Internet, and Computers

To connect your laptop, phone, or tablet to the campus network:

  1. Connect the device to LVC Wireless in network settings.
  2. Open your web browser of choice and navigate to registerme.lvc.edu
  3. This will open a registration page, choose ‘Users who have an LVC Network/E-Mail account.’
  4. Enter your LVC username and password and click download.
  5. Run the downloaded file which verifies your system meets our security parameters. (If you need an up-to-date Anti-Virus for Windows, LVC recommends enabling and keeping Windows Defender up-to-date.)
  6. If the scan is successful, wait a minute or two for your device to be placed back on the network. You may need to disconnect and reconnect to LVC Wireless.

To register a game console or smart device on the network:

  1. Locate the MAC address of your device—this can typically be found in the settings menu or printed on the device.
  2. Open your web browser and navigate to registerme.lvc.edu.
  3. Select ‘Register a game console or other network connected device.’
  4. Enter your LVC username and password, and then the MAC address of your device, and choose the device type from the drop down.
  5. Please wait a couple minutes for the change to be made in our system, then you should have an internet connection.  You may need to power off and back on or disconnect the wifi and reconnect.

XFINITY On Campus is available to all residential students, offering more than 100 live channels. Students can stream live TV, movies, and more on computers and mobile devices. Students may also use the Xfinity Stream app, which is available for use on many Smart TVs, mobile devices, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV devices, and XBOX consoles. Cloud DVR Service is available to all residential students. You can record up to 2 programs at once, saving up to 20 hours of DVR recordings. Recordings can be downloaded and watched on the go.

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.

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.

Teams meetings is available to Lebanon Valley College students and instructors to conduct online meeting sessions. Teams Meetings includes audio, video, screen sharing, breakout rooms, whiteboard, and more. Individuals do not need to be a member of an organization (or even have a Teams account!) to join a Teams meeting. Some additional features include:

  • Recordings automatically saved to One Drive
  • Outlook Scheduling Integration
  • Up to 1,000 Meeting Participants
  • Captioning and transcription services are available
  • Integration with Office 365 Tools

Visit the Lebanon Valley College Educational Technology site for valuable Teams Meetings resources.

Zoom basic accounts remain available for use by members of the Lebanon Valley College community. Basic accounts support meetings up to 40 minutes in length with up to 100 participants.

The Solutions Center will be located temporarily in the Tweedie Rooms (Mund College Center) on August 22 & 23 from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and August 24 & 25 from 4–7 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 26, students can stop in the Solutions Center (CAL 004) from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Call: 717-867-6072

Email: solutions@lvc.edu

Text: 717-685-5820

Academic Support

  • Online registration in AccessLVC is open for returning students. New students will be able to make changes to their schedules after meeting with their advisor during orientation on August 23.
  • The last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of “W” (withdrawal) for fall 2024 is August 30 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Visit the Registrar’s Office for additional information regarding registration and course offerings. You may also contact us at registrar@lvc.edu, 717-867-6215, or by visiting us in the Administration Building/Humanities Center, Room 107.

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.

Students may also register for academic accommodations online with this registration form.

The Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors (CASEM) team looks forward to working with you this year! CASEM offers comprehensive academic support for undergraduate students that includes the following:

  1. Subject tutoring: Peer tutors are available to assist with many 100- and 200-level courses. Beginning the second week of classes, students will be able to sign up for a tutoring session on Starfish, our student success platform.
  2. Organizational tutoring: Our team of peer Organizational Tutors is available to assist students with organization, effective study habits, and time management. You can schedule an appointment with a tutor on LVC’s Starfish support system. Individual session are available. To sign up for organizational tutoring, log-in to Starfish and scroll to the “My Services” section of your Dashboard and select Organizational Tutoring. From there, you can follow the prompts to schedule an appointment. If you don’t see a tutor available on Starfish, please fill out the Tutor Request Form.
  3. Writing Center: CASEM also has a team of Writing Tutors ready to assist you in any stage of the Writing Process. You can schedule an appointment with a tutor on LVC’s Starfish support system. Individual sessions are available. To sign up for writing tutoring, log-in to Starfish and scroll to the “My Services” section of your Dashboard and select Writing Tutoring. From there, you can follow the prompts to schedule an appointment. If you don’t see a tutor available on Starfish, please visit the Writing Center drop-in hours on select posted weeknights or fill out the Tutor Request Form.
  4. FYE Writing Mentors: First-Year Experience classes have Writing Mentors to support you in your writing. 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.
  5. Academic Coaching: Coaching sessions focus on developing effective time management, organizational, test-taking, critical reading, note-taking, and study skills, as well as learning healthy behavioral techniques including stress management and self-motivation.
  6. Starfish: Starfish is an online tool used at LVC that gives you the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff to cultivate your success. Through Starfish, you can submit concerns, access beneficial resources, connect with your Success Network, and receive updates on your academic progress. This tool also allows faculty and staff to recognize when you might need extra help and reach out to collaboratively resolve an issue. If you receive a Starfish Flag showing that someone has a concern, you will receive an email with a specific action plan to follow. Take that action and work with us to maximize your success.
  7. CARE Team: At Lebanon Valley College, we want you to succeed in and out of the classroom. Administrators and faculty work together on the CARE Team to cultivate Confidence, Accountability, Resilience, and Engagement in every student. If a member of the LVC community is concerned about you for any reason (i.e. academic, social, or emotional issues), they will ask a CARE team member to reach out to you and work with you towards a solution. You should consider it your assignment to follow through and accept assistance from the appropriate source(s). Don’t be afraid or hesitant to seek help from these individuals: supporting you is their job! Be proactive and take control of your success.
  8. Study Smart Resource Closet: Grab the supplies you need to succeed! If you’re in need of a planner, or other essential school supplies, email findyoursuccess@lvc.edu to schedule a time to access the closet.
  9. Dutchmen First: The Dutchmen First program is designed to support first-generation students through their transition to college and provide helpful resources throughout their college journey. Learn more about Dutchmen First.

We encourage you to visit our website for more information about our services and programming, as well as Instagram, where we host Tutor Takeovers and share success tips. Please stop in, ask for help on Starfish, or email findyoursuccess@lvc.edu to set up an appointment.

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 Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Spain. We offer full-semester internship programs in Boston and Washington, D.C. Program details can be found on 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.

The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library serves as the academic center of the College, providing access to physical, electronic, and digital collections, library services and expertise, plus collaborative and quiet study spaces. The Library fosters peer learning, social interaction, and academic inquiry. Physical collections include more than 180,000 items. Online resources consist of hundreds of databases, eBooks and eAudio, full-text articles, images, streaming media, and more. Additional resources from other libraries can be requested through our Interlibrary Loan service. The Library features tech-enabled classrooms, conference, bookable study rooms, and lounge spaces, as well as the Bishop Brews coffee shop.

Follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Student Services

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.

Please visit our website for more information about our fall events, how to access our services, and schedule appointments. Another way to stay connected is to follow us on 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!

The Office of Counseling Services, located in Shroyer Health Center, will be available for in-person and virtual appointments. Call 717-867-6232 to speak with someone directly, email counselingservices@lvc.edu, or make an appointment request online.

You can also meet with a counselor without an appointment during our weekday Open Hour from 11 a.m. to noon.

If you prefer to speak with an upper-level student regarding any difficulty (i.e., homesickness, relationships, adjusting), 5050 Peer Helpers are available by walk-in appointments at the office, calling 717-868-5050, or emailing 5050@lvc.edu. The 5050 Peer Helpers host a weekend social/supportive group, “Friendly Faces” meets Sunday from 6–7 p.m. at Shroyer Health Center. For updates and healthy messaging, follow them on Instagram and Twitter at lvc_5050.

Please visit our website for more information on our groups, self-assessments, Open Hour, 5050, and other services. Also, follow Counseling and Health Services on Instagram at LVCWellness.

LVC’s Shroyer Health Center is available for full-time students weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are available with a registered nurse or advanced providers if needed. After hours, students can contact their resident assistant, a staff area coordinator, or campus safety for assistance.

When Shroyer is closed, there are two urgent care centers in Annville—WellSpan Urgent Care and UPMC Express Care. For major health concerns, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and Hershey Medical Center are within 15 minutes of campus.

Payment for the fall semester was due to the Business Office by Aug. 7 (unless you are setting up a payment plan). Please login here and click on Student Finance to view your bill, make a credit card or electronic check payment, or set up a payment plan. You may also mail a paper check to pay your bill (please include your student ID number in the memo).

The Student Account Worksheet found on the Business Office Forms page is a valuable tool you can use to help determine how much you owe for the fall semester since Federal and State aid and loans cannot be posted until the week before classes begin.

Please use your current bill and your aid offer letter to list any aid you expect that is not yet posted. Feel free to contact the Business Office at 717-867-6300 with questions.

Lebanon Valley College’s bookstore will operate 100% online for your convenience beginning in Fall 2024. The new online bookstore is scheduled to open Monday, July 29. Get more information about the online bookstore here.

LVC will also launch a new Gear Shop this summer for all your Flying Dutchmen merchandise. Plan to stop by the Gear Shop during orientation and stay tuned for the online shopping link.

A Fulton Bank ATM is located on campus in the Allan W. Mund College Center. Gas stations downtown also have ATMs for PNC and M&T banks. Fulton, Wells Fargo, and Jonestown Bank & Trust branch locations are a short drive from campus.

The Office of Campus Safety offers important student programming each semester, including R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense training for women), bystander intervention training, and Run.Hide.Fight training to help prepare students to respond to an active shooter. Visit here for additional information or Redbook to register for training.

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

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