Before the school year officially started, freshmen started their college experiences with fellowship and fun during GO! Orientation.
GO! (Get Oriented) is designed to prepare students for the school year by introducing them to campus before classes start and by fostering new relationships to help LCU feel like family. The orientation began for new students and their parents Thursday night, August 18, after move-in.
Primarily, GO! covered important information about being a student at LCU. In 20 break-out groups, students had the chance to get to know each other, tour campus, and attend valuable informational sessions spanning topics from the student handbook to important campus resources. But there were plenty of annual fun events too:
- Charging Chap Nation: Parent orientation concluded Friday morning with a blessing led by Dr. Jesse Long, Dean of the College of Biblical Studies, for new freshmen outside the SUB. After the blessing, it was time to part ways: students continued GO! Orientation, and parents and families headed home.
- GO! Olympics: GO! Olympics gave freshman orientation groups a chance to go wild after their Friday morning information sessions. Groups rotated between 10 stations that tended to be crazy, wet, and all around messy: paint dodgeball, pool noodle jousting, and egg relays.
- Get Busy Bash: The Friday night Get Busy Bash hosted tables for varying organization that students could get involved with: local college ministries, LCU’s seven social clubs, Student Senate, and other on-campus clubs and organizations.
- The GO! Finale: For the Saturday night GO! finale, faculty, staff, alumni, and current students gathered in the mall with blue glow sticks for a devotional. The group worshipped and fellowshipped together to conclude orientation and turn toward the school year with a spiritual focus.
Shortly after GO! ended, the school year began on Monday, Aug. 22. After orientation, freshmen began their college careers on surer footing, aware of the love and grace of the LCU community surrounding them and prepared to tackle the academics in their respective fields.
To learn more about becoming a freshman at LCU, visit LCU.edu/Admissions.