LCC abuzz as fall semester begins
Whenever a new school year is started at LCC, it brings a wide range of emotions to students and faculty.
This year, college officials are trying new tactics to help students find their way around campus and learn what resources are available.
LCC staff and faculty volunteers were on campus the first two days of classes, helping students find their classrooms. They were also staked out in parking lots to assist students seeking spots.
“Sometimes it’s difficult to find your way around campus when you are just starting here at LCC,” said Renee VanDeventer, the Student Organization Specialist and Office Manager for Student Life.
During the first full week of classes, LCC is holding several activities to help students learn about student organizations and resources.
On Monday, Aug. 29, there is a Student Life open house and scavenger hunt scheduled, with information about student services at each location. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington Square Mall on main campus.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, anyone wearing LCC gear can spin a Student Life prize wheel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gannon Building room 252.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, students can learn about Registered Student Organizations and get information on this year’s “One Book One LCC” selection at the Washington Square Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lastly, on Friday, Sept. 2, refreshments will be available and the scavenger hunt drawing will take place in Gannon Room 252 between noon and 2 p.m.
“Sometimes students don’t realize all of the resources LCC provides,” VanDeventer said of the Welcome Week activities.
For 28-year-old student Molly Shaw, a new school year brings a mix of excitement and challenges.
“The most exciting thing is to be able to start classes that are actually going toward the nursing degree I want,” Shaw said. “But I hear that it’s really hard, so just the anticipation of how much work it’s going to be is a little nerve wracking.”