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First-Year Experience - Fall 2014

When is FYE?
August 20-24, 2014

When do classes begin?
Monday, August 25, 2014

Do I have to attend FYE?
Yes, all first-year students are required to attend this program. Mandatory events will be held August 21-22 and optional events will be held on Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24.

I am living on campus. When will I move into my residence hall?
You will move in on Wednesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check-in takes place in the Student Services Office, located in the Administration Building on the lower level, room 102.

I am an athlete playing a fall sport. Do I have to attend?
All coaches are aware that all first-year students must attend FYE and are excused from practices during FYE. Mandatory FYE events will take place on Thursday, August 21, and Friday, August 22, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

I am a commuter. Do I have to attend?
Yes, all first-year students are required to attend this program in its entirety. You will check in on Thursday, August 21, in the Lindenwood Auditorium between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Orientation will begin at 10 a.m.

I am an international student. Do I have to attend?
Yes, all international students are required to attend this program in its entirety. For more information on international student check-in and orientation, please contact Kelly Prince at (618) 239-6045 or kprince@lindenwood.edu.

Can my parents/guardians attend?
Parents/guardians are not able to attend the FYE events from August 21-24; however, they are all invited to attend the Parent Connection on Wednesday, August 20. The Parent Connection is an exciting program that was designed to introduce parents/guardians to Lindenwood University’s faculty, staff, and resources available to students.

The Parent Connection schedule is:
2-3 p.m. - Coffee with the Dean
3-5 p.m. - Lindenwood University Connection (introduction to the university)
5 p.m. - Dinner with your student (optional)
(Dinner tickets will be available for purchase in Student Services during check-in.)

I am a transfer student. Do I have to attend?
All transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credits who have not successfully completed a freshmen seminar course are required to attend FYE. Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credits who have successfully completed a freshmen seminar course for credit are not required to attend FYE.

For additional information about First-Year Experience, please contact Jenny Baudendistel, Director of Student Life and Leadership, at (618) 239-6155 or jbaudendistel@lindenwood.edu.


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