All first-year students (all traditional undergraduate students who are attending college for the first-time and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credits who have not successfully completed a Freshmen Seminar course for credit at their previous institution) are required to attend the First-Year Experience. During this program students participate in a variety of informative and exciting activities; they gather information about life on a college campus, learn about institutional policies and procedures, and explore academic opportunities. This exciting and fun program will allow students to interact with other new students, meet faculty and staff, and ask questions about academic and student services.
When is FYE?
August 20–24, 2014
When do classes begin?
Monday, August 25, 2014
Do I have to attend?
Yes, all first-year students are required to attend this program. Mandatory events will be held August 20-22 and optional events will be held on Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24.
I am living on campus, when will I move in to my residence hall?
You will move in on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, according to your last name. If your last name begins with the letters A - L, you will check in from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If your last name begins with the letters M - Z, you will check in from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check-in will take place in the Hyland Arena.
I am an athlete playing a fall sport.
All coaches are aware that all first-year students must attend the FYE and are excused from practices during FYE.
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, 2014, in the Hyland Arena between 8:30–9 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 additional information regarding your arrival, please refer to the Office of International Students & Scholars.
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 Experience on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The Parent Experience is an exciting program that was designed to introduce parents/guardians to Lindenwood University’s faculty, staff, and resources available to students. The schedule (tentative) is:
2–3 p.m. - Coffee with Dr. Evans
3–4 p.m. - Lindenwood University Connection
4:30–6:15 p.m. - Dinner with your student
(Tickets will be available during check-in.)
Do I have to register for FYE?
Yes, you will receive additional information about the program soon and you must register online.
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 the FYE. Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credits who have successfully completed a Freshmen Seminar course for credit are not required to attend the FYE.
Reminder: Have all official transcript(s) and AP score reports sent to Admissions.
For additional information, please contact First-Year Programs.