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Campus Welcomes a Variety of Potential Chaps

High school students interested in attending LCU toured campus yesterday for the first Chap Day of the semester. Chap Day is a group campus tour for high school students who want to experience LCU and meet fellow students interested in LCU.

Among those students was Libby Kirkpatrick, a senior at Allen High School. Libby attended Chap Day already knowing she wanted to attend LCU.

“I go to a huge high school. I’ve already experienced not knowing anybody, teachers not knowing my name, and not being spiritually encouraged,” Libby said, explaining her decision. “It’s nice to come here and have the small school setting. It feels like coming home.”

The professors left a big impression on Libby during her campus tour. They remembered her name, emailed her right away, and even helped her pursue the honors program. “It’s not just one little standard you have to fit, LCU fits around you,” said Libby.

Andrews High School seniors Megan Escobar and Robert Morgette attend a much smaller high school, and know the value of the close-knit community they find at LCU. Megan is looking into the education program and is already familiar with LCU because her older brother played baseball as a Chap. Robert says he has a lot of friends already at LCU and he enjoys the community environment.

Some students have a lineage of Chaps in their family, like Reed Miller, a senior at Wiley High School. Reed had three cousins who attended LCU, and his cousin’s husband, Josh Stephens, is currently the Dean of Students. Reed likes LCU because it is near his family, is a close-knit community, and has small class sizes. He attended Chap Day with his parents and his best friend Donnie.

Other students are LCU pioneers, like Rainne DeLemos, a senior at Coronado High School in Lubbock. Rainne moved to Lubbock from the Philippines in 2004. She first heard about LCU in the 5th grade when her class toured for a college day. That tour left an impression on Rainne and she now wants to major in Music Therapy at LCU.

“I really like the class ratio. You get to know the teacher. Everyone is friendly and everyone is polite here,” Rainne answered when asked what her favorite part about LCU is so far. “I’ve only ever heard good things about LCU.”

Potential students who chose to tour campus on a Chap Day begin their day at 8:30 with breakfast and registration. Following a welcome by LCU President Tim Perrin, future students can roam a departmental fair and discuss the various degree options with the faculty who teach in that department.

Following a campus tour, guests join current LCU students, staff, and faculty in worship at daily chapel. Visitors then tour the residence halls and eat lunch in the Caf, which are part of an LCU student’s daily routine. For the rest of the afternoon, guests are encouraged to make themselves at home and can play a free round of golf at the university’s golf course, visit the Chap Store, check out the Rec Center, sit in on a class, and pick up a free LCU t-shirt in admissions.

High school students interested in the next Chap Day can sign up at the Chap Day registration page for March 31 or April 21.