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Opening Week Schedule

Welcome Returning Students

Sunday, August 21

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch

    Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
    Lunch is available at a discounted rate to family members at $5.75 per person. LWC students with a meal plan are free.

    12 - 4 p.m. - Move-in

    Residence Life Office
    Check-in and obtain your key at the Residence Life Office.

    5 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner

    Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center

    7 - 10 p.m. - Casino Night

    Bob and Doris Holloway Health & Wellness Center
    Try your hand at Black Jack, slot machines and other card games! There will also be a photo booth. Major prizes given to the 10 students with the most chips. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.

Monday, August 22

    Day Classes Begin

    7:50 a.m. - Ringing of the Bell

    Campus Quadrangle
    Be present as President Luckey and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Parrish ring the bell to signify the first day of classes.

    5 p.m. - Slip-n-slide Kickball and Snow Cones

    Campus Quadrangle
    You'll want to be there for this fun twist on kickball! Feel free to play or stand by and watch while you enjoy a snow cone and music on the quad.
    Sponsored by LWC Admissions and Student Activities Board.

Tuesday, August 23

    3 - 6 p.m. - Street Sign Design

    Cralle Student Union Building
    Students can create their own custom street sign thanks to PartyTrain Entertainment! This event will go on while supplies last.
    Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

    6 p.m. - Senior Orientation

    *December and April graduates only
    Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship
    All Seniors are encouraged to attend and hear from Career Services and the Alumni Association about topics such as upcoming career fairs, resume building, post-graduation advice, the senior class gift, and the Alumni Association. They'll have great giveaways and free pizza!

Wednesday, August 24

    5 p.m. - Library Block Party

    In Front of the Katie A. Murrell Library
    Come enjoy burgers, hot-dogs, sides, drinks, games, music and some door prizes while getting to know the library staff and learn about what the library can offer students.

    7 - 9 p.m. - Obstacle Course Inflatable

    Bob and Doris Holloway Health & Wellness Center
    Race your friends through this challenging inflatable obstacle course set up by the Kentucky Army National Guard, who will also be sponsoring a raffle prize.

Thursday, August 25

    7 p.m. - Top Gun campus showing

    V.P. Henry Auditorium
    Top Gun is trending this summer and is the theme of this year's Welcome Week, so we want to show campus the original movie that started the hype all the way back in 1986! The original Top Gun movie will be showing for free for students, faculty and staff! Grab a bag of popcorn to enjoy along with the movie.
    Sponsored by Student Activities Board.

Friday, August 26

    7 p.m. - Bonfire, S’mores and Spirit Signs

    Campus Quadrangle LWC Football will be playing at home tomorrow afternoon, so come make a spirit sign to hold up at the game in support! There’ll be some fires going and s’mores while they last.
    Sponsored by Student Government Association and Student Activities Board.

Saturday, August 27

    1:30 p.m. - LWC Men’s Football vs. St. Andrews (North Carolina) University

    Parnell Family Stadium
    928 Russell Rd., Columbia, KY 42728