First-Year Student Checklist

For All First-Year Students Entering August 2014

Get ready for college in 7 easy steps!

Step 1: Complete the Schedule Planning Form

When it's due: May 15, or one week after we receive your reservation deposit.

Once we have your Schedule Planning Form, we'll begin to create an initial class schedule customized for you and you will be able to reserve your spot for SOAR.

Step 2: Reserve Your Place at SOAR

When it's due: May 15; sessions remain open until filled.

When is SOAR? August 17-18

Student Orientation And Registration helps you get ready for college. For your convenience, there are multiple dates for you to choose from.  Once you have completed your Schedule Planning Form, you may reserve your place at SOAR.

SOAR begins at noon on the first day: start at Schewel Hall for registration when you get to campus. SOAR ends by 5 p.m. the second day.

  • International students and students living overseas will attend SOAR in August.

If you have a conflict that will prevent you from attending SOAR, it is important that you contact our office at as soon as possible.

Step 3: Submit Your Health Information Form

When it's due: July 15, or you may bring it with you to June SOAR.

All full-time undergraduate students need to complete the health form, regardless of whether you live on or off campus. Health forms must be completed and returned to the Health Center office by July 15 (for fall semester) or by January 15 (for spring semester).

The Health Information Form will be available for download around March 31.

For more information about the Health Center and details about the form, visit the Health Center web pages or call 434.544.8357.

Step 4: Attend SOAR

Get everything ready, make some new friends, and learn the LC ropes so you'll feel comfortable when you arrive for the start of the semester. See the August SOAR schedule (PDF).

Step 5: Complete Your Housing Preference Form

When it's due: July 11

The housing preference form allows you to request a preferred roommate. If you meet someone at SOAR and both of you would like to be roommates, you may make the request before the assignment process occurs. If you do not have a preferred roommate, please complete the form so that you can be paired with a compatible roommate. Assignments will be made around the week of July 21 and you will be notified through your Lynchburg College email.

Step 6: Enjoy the Common Reading Experience

When it's due: August 19

The common reading experience provides first-year students a similar academic experience before beginning at Lynchburg College.  All first-year students are asked to read a book, selected by faculty, staff, and students, which they will discuss in a small group setting with their academic advisor during Hornet Days.  This is a great way to start their LC academic experience and to have a common topic to discuss with each other upon arrival in the fall.

This year’s Common Reading selection is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Win prizes for reading the book this summer! Remember to post photos of yourself reading The Fault in Our Stars to your favorite social media site using #LCreads for your chance at great prizes. All photos need to be posted by August 18th to be eligible for prizes.

Step 7: New Student Check-in and Move-in

When: August 17

Important note:  Students attending the August 17-18 SOAR session will complete check-in and move in Saturday, August 16. Students trying out for soccer (men's and women's), volleyball, or field hockey may be checking in and moving in earlier. Please contact your coach or the Athletic Department for more information.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
: New Student Check-In, Schewel Hall
Upon arrival, stop by Schewel Hall to receive keys, loft kits, Hornet Days schedule, and valuable information needed to begin your journey at LC. Members of the campus community will be available to help you move into your residence halls.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch available in dining hall (parents and guests may pay at the door).

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: First Night FYEsta and Welcome Home Dinner; parents and guests free to attend.

Get Excited for YOUR First Year!

After you get to campus, you'll attend programs and events for Hornet Days. Hornet Days are designed to continue your orientation to campus and get you excited to start your first year as a Hornet!  Classes begin on August 21, 2014.

Questions?  Please contact us at or call Academic and Career Services at 434.544.8339.