GO (Get Oriented) is all about starting from scratch. It is designed to build relationships and to introduce you to campus life at LCU before your classes begin. We want you to feel at home, so we've created an orientation program just for first year students presented by upperclassmen, faculty and staff. During this time, you'll get the chance to meet new people, the same faces you'll sit beside at graduation and remember for the rest of your lives. Plus, you will get a taste of what LCU campus life is all about! GO is definitely something you don't want to miss.

See you soon!


Dean of Students

Contact your Admissions Advisor
call 806-720-7151 for more information or to sign up.



Thursday, August 17

Freshman Move-In

9:00 a.m.

Cafeteria Open for Lunch

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

LCU Cafeteria


1:00-5:00 p.m.

For those interested in singing in Chamber Singers, Forte, & Best Friends

Music Building

Dinner for Students and Parents

5:30-6:30 p.m.

LCU Cafeteria

Official Welcome by President Perrin

6:30-7:15 p.m.

McDonald Moody Auditorium

Orientation Begins


7:15 p.m.

McDonald Moody Auditorium steps


7:15 p.m.

patio in front of Starbucks

Breakout Group (Session One)

7:15-8:30 p.m.

Various Locations

Devotional Student Senate

8:30-9:00 p.m.

McDonald Moody Auditorium steps

Friday, August 18


8:00 a.m.

LCU Cafeteria


9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For Chamber Singers, Forte, and Best Friends

Music Building

Embracing Student Success

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Discussing how we plan to help you succeed while you are at LCU

Breakout Group (Session Two)

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Living in Community:

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Go over portions of the Student Handbook and LCU conduct/policies

Charging Chap Nation

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

In front of the SUB


12:00-1:30 p.m.

LCU Cafeteria

Free Cookies

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Free Time

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Get Busy Bash/Dinner Outside

5:00-7:00 p.m.

LCU Mall

Breakout Group (Session Three)

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Live Lubbock!

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19


8:00-9:30 a.m.

LCU Cafeteria

The Chapp Life

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Informative session on involvement and resources

"It's on Us"

10:45-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

LCU Cafeteria

Honors Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dr. Amanda Boston's - 5503 21st St.

UNI 1170 Meeting

5:00-7:00 p.m.

LCU Mall

GO! Olympics

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Free Time/Clean Up

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Breakout Group (Session Four)

4:30-5:30 p.m.


5:30-6:30 p.m.

LCU Cafeteria

Chap Spirit Showcase

6:30-7:15 p.m.

Baker Conference Center

Student Senate Speeches

7:15-8:00 p.m.

Baker Conference Center

Breakout Group (Session Five)

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Outstanding Orientation Leader Award

9:00 p.m.

Baker Conference Center

GO! 2017 Finale

9:30 p.m.

McDonald Moody Steps


Friday, August 18

Parent Registration and Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Atrium - Margaret Talkington Center for Nursing Education

President's Welcome

9:00-9:15 a.m.

L. Timothy Perrin, President

W.R. Collier Auditorium, Talkington Center

Praise and Worship

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Steve Gomez, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball

An informal time of worship through song and sharing of the Word

W.R. Collier Auditorium, Talkington Center

Academic Forum

9:30-10:00 a.m.

W.R. Collier Auditorium

Dr. Toby Rogers, Dean of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies

Dr. JoAnn Long, Director of Nursing Research and Development

Room 123

Dr. Jesse Long, Dean of the Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies

Dr. Jeff Cary, Associate Professor of Theology

Room 124

Tracy Mack, Dean of the School of Business

Dr. Brian Starr, Executive Vice President

Room 122

Dr. Susan Blassingame, Dean of the J.E. & Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education

Dr. Michael Hardin, Chair of the Behavioral Science Department

Room 125

Dr. David Boyer, Dean of the School of Education

Dr. Cathy Box, Associate Professor of Education

Room 126

Undecided Major

Dr. Kenneth Hawley, Professor of English

Yvonne Harwood, Director of Center for Student Success

Various Locations


10:00-10:10 a.m.

What You REALLY Need to Know

10:10-10:50 a.m.

Student Life

Randal Dement, Vice President of Student Affairs

Counseling, Dining, Intramurals, Campus Activities

Paying your Bill/Financial Aid

Becky Wilson, Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management

Student Wellness

Dr. Jeff Smith

Student Safety

Chief Mike Smith, LCU Police Department

Academic Experience of Study Abroad

Dr. Michelle Kraft

Center for Student Success

Yvonne Harwood, Director

Various Locations


10:50-11:00 a.m.

Prayer Walk

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Ceremony of Blessing

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This gathering is a significant time for new students, parents, and members of the LCU community. It is a time to recall God’s great faithfulness in bringing us to this moment as we prayerfully mark this pivotal change in our lives and the lives of our new students.

Front lawn of the SUB

Take your College Student to Lunch (optional)

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Dine on-campus for $7.00 + tax in the “Caf” or try one of the many local restaurants around Lubbock. Freshmen living on campus are covered under their LCU dining plan.

LCU Cafeteria or local restaurant

Any Questions?

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Do you have one more question? Just need a place to sit and relax? Visit the Cardwell Welcome Center and we can help!

Parent Central (Cardwell Welcome Center)

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