Prepare For Your First Year at Lubbock Christian University with LCU GO!

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 in Freshman Orientation

As a high school senior who’s preparing for your first year at Lubbock Christian University, this is undoubtedly an exciting time of your life.

Not only are you about to set foot on a new academic and social journey, but also you’re transitioning into a different phase in your life. It’s understandable if you’re a bit nervous and unsure of what to expect, but there are many things you can do in the coming weeks and months to prepare for your first semester.

That includes attending LCU’s GO! Orientation, which is a great way for incoming freshmen to prepare for and know what to expect in the coming school year.

What is GO!?

In short, GO! (which stands for Get Oriented) is designed for incoming LCU’s incoming freshmen to prepare for their first year on campus. You’ll be introduced to other freshmen – giving them the chance to foster new relationships – while getting familiar with the campus.

More importantly, it will provide you with all the important information you need about being a student at LCU. There will be break-out groups, informational sessions, and fun events presented by upperclassmen, faculty, and staff.

Included among the activities are:

Charging Chap Nation

A parent and student orientation on Friday morning, after which parents head home.

GO! Olympics

Which take place after Friday morning’s informational sessions and include fun (and messy) events such as paint dodgeball, egg relays, and more.

Get Busy Bash

Which features tables from various campus organizations that students could get involved with, including local college ministries, social clubs, and Student Senate.

The GO! Finale

This is an event that includes worship and fellowship to conclude orientation with a spiritual focus.

The Importance of Orientation

While orientation isn’t required at LCU, and many other colleges, the benefits of attending orientation are numerous. For one, it will make the transition from high school to college easier during a time when you may understandably be a bit apprehensive.

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Here are just some of the benefits of attending an orientation before your first year of college:

  • You’ll make friends before the semester begins. This will help you not to feel alone once you start classes in the fall.
  • You’ll already know your way around campus. Orientation leaders will show you around campus, point out popular hangouts as well as buildings where you can seek medical care.
  • You’ll be knowledgeable about campus activities and organizations that interest you.
  • You’ll receive help with class registration, which can be tricky if you haven’t done it before.
  • You’ll get to experience residence life because most orientations last at least two days. You’ll spend your nights in the res. halls, which will not only provide you with plenty of information about what the rooms are like but also how much personal space you’ll have.
  • You’ll have the chance to gather more information about things such as financial aid, meal plans, and housing.

We hope to see you at LCU GO! this summer!

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