On August 20, 2015, the 59th freshman class at LCU moved into their new dorm rooms. Per tradition, students and alumni gathered early at Katie Rogers Residence Hall to help incoming Chaps move their belongings inside. President Tim Perrin and First Lady Lucy Perrin lent helping hands, working first to move freshman women into Katie Rogers, then moving to help the men at Johnson Hall. The halls were filled with a constant flow of boxes and bags, from cars to dorm rooms.

Junior Stephen Minchew, a youth and family ministry major, was one of the student volunteers in attendance. When Minchew arrived at LCU, the move-in process made him feel instantly like part of the LCU family. Minchew hopes that the new class of students feels just as welcome.

“First, helping the freshmen move in gives them a face of an LCU member or alumni to see how much this school means to people. Second, it takes a load off by them not having to worry about moving their stuff in. Finally, it allows them to feel very welcomed and invited into this family of believers and Christ followers,” said Minchew.

Check out some of the move-in pictures shared with us on Instagram using #lcugo2015.