New Student Orientation will officially begin next week, with the arrival of new students and families on Wednesday, September 8, and Thursday, September 9. In honor of this historic return to campus,  members of our community are invited to join Student Life in welcoming the newest Lawrentians to campus. 

There are many opportunities to participate in New Student Orientation activities and celebrations:

  • Greet our newest Lawrentians as they arrive on campus! We are looking for faculty and staff to join us on Wednesday, September 8, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 9, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, to welcome new students and families to campus and answer any questions they may have. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up by Thursday, September 2, at 5:00 p.m. If you can’t volunteer, download these welcome posters to hang on your office window or door.
  • Show your pride in Lawrence University by wearing a Brighter Together t-shirt during New Student Orientation. Every faculty and staff member can pick up their shirt on Friday, September 3. Stop by the patio outside the Warch Campus Center with your LU ID between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (One shirt per person, please.) 
  • Join us at the annual President’s Welcome, which will take place on the Main Hall Green this year. In my remarks, I will ask all members of our community to turn and face new students and their families as a symbolic matrix of support, so please come and position yourselves on all sides of the gathering. There’s plenty of room for all members of our community to join the festivities. Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Kick-off the academic year at President Carter’s first Matriculation Convocation in Memorial Chapel on Friday, September 17. If you can’t attend Convocation in-person, it will be livestreamed on the Lawrence website.

We are Brighter Together. Thanks for helping Lawrence shine.