Fall 2014 Arrival - Readmitted Students
Arrival and Check-in
- Students who have financial issues pending will need to report to the Business Office in Long Hall prior to moving into the residence halls on Saturday, August 23rd, between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. to resolve these issues. The Business Office will not be open on Sunday, August 24. If your account is not cleared, you will receive an e-mail the week of August 11th notifying you to report to the Business Office. College staff will be available to assist with questions regarding student accounts and financial aid. You will not be able to register for classes if your financial matters are not resolved with the Business Office.
- Readmitted residential students may move into their campus residence on Saturday, August 23, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Sunday, August 24, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please consult the Residential Life Website: http://www.lycoming.edu/residentialLife/fallCheckInInfo2014.aspx for complete information on checking into campus residences.
- Students who need to return to campus for personal reasons before the 23rd must request permission from Residential Life by completing an Early Arrival Request through Web Advisor no later than August 13. Residents who are approved for early arrival (for personal reasons) may be charged a $34/day housing fee.
- Students with incomplete health forms will need to contact Health Services before they register for classes. They can contact Health Services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 570-321-4052. Note: Health Services will not be open Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24.
The following offices will be open Arrival Weekend:
Saturday and Sunday:
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, directory information is considered public information and, as such, may be made available to third parties unless you request to be excluded from such published information. Directory information may include your name, parents’ name(s), local and home address and telephone numbers, e-mail address, date and place of birth, major field of study, class year, information related to participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees, class rank to be used in determining eligibility for honors and awards and activities. If you do not wish to have this information about you made public, you must complete the appropriate form in the Office of the Registrar, 109 Long Hall, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 29. This hold will remain in place until you complete the appropriate form to remove it.
Returning student ID cards are automatically activated for the Fall Semester for all students who have registered for classes and satisfied their financial obligation. You will need a valid ID to gain entry to the Academic Center, Heim Science Building, Fine Arts Building, Communications Building, Wertz Student Center, and Clarke Chapel as well as the dining room. If you have lost your ID card, you will need to go to the Safety and Security Officer to replace it after paying the lost card fee at the Business office. Lost cards will be replaced for a charge of $20.00
All vehicles owned and/or operated by currently enrolled students must be registered with the Department of Safety and Security. Parking registration can be completed online by accessing the link on the Department of Safety and Security web page. However, parking decals may still be purchased in the Department of Safety and Security located in the lower level of Rich Hall, weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Your driver’s license and vehicle registration card are required to register a vehicle. Obtaining a parking decal does not guarantee a parking space in campus parking lots.
In Case of Campus-Wide Emergency
The College has installed an emergency siren which will be activated in cases of campus-wide emergencies, such as a hazardous material accident or hostile even in the area surrounding the campus, or a weather emergency (tornado). We strongly encourage you to subscribe to the College’s emergency alert system so that you will receive a message to your cell phone should such an emergency occur. You can enroll in Lycoming College’s Emergency Alert Text messaging system by accessing RAVE Mobile Safety through your College email address. Instructions will be provided on how to enroll in this text messaging system.
You are encouraged to become familiar with the College’s emergency procedures at: http://www.lycoming.edu/emergencyPreparedness/referencePage.aspx.
Dining Room—Regular hours will be posted online at: lycomingdining.catertrax.com
- Breakfast – $4.40
- Continental Breakfast—$3.05
- Lunch – $5.50 (Afternoon – $4.95)
- Dinner – $8.15
- Weekend Brunch - $5.50
- Sunday, August 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
- Sunday, August 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Residential Students: You will begin each semester with an amount of, $100, or $250.00 flex dollars (depending on which meal plan you have selected) which can be used in the dining room for guests, Jack’s Corner and Café 1812. Flex Dollars is another feature adding flexibility to your dining options and is yours to spend like cash at all Campus Dining locations. As an extra perk, Flex Dollars are tax exempt. Flex Dollars carry over from fall to spring, but expire on the last day of the spring semester.
Commuter Students: ***NEW*** Commuters now have the option of enrolling in a meal plan. This plan is for commuter students only and includes 5 meals per week at Wertz Dining Hall plus $250 in Flex dollars per semester. The cost for this plan is $850. Commuters electing to enroll in the mealplan need to log into WebAdvisor, select Housing Agreement, after clicking on the submit button, you will select commuter as your residency status. This will allow you to choose your meal plan.
Commuter students can also enroll in the Dining Services Flex Dollars plan, a declining balance plan that can be used at any of the on-campus dining facilities. Flex Dollar purchases are tax free, stretching your money even further. To add flex dollars to your College ID card, go to http://www.lycoming.edu/businessOffice/ and select Add Flex Dollars.
Flex dollars are non-refundable but carry over from fall to spring semester. They expire on the last day of the spring semester. To use your flex dollars, all you need to do is present your College ID card in the dining room, Jack’s Place, or Café 1812 to make a purchase. Your flex dollar balance is provided each time you use your card.
New This Fall- Meal Equivalency
A new benefit for students on any of the meal plans this year is meal equivalency. If you miss breakfast or lunch in Wertz Dining Hall you will be able to use a meal swipe as a cash equivalency to purchase a snack or meal in Café 1812. Meal equivalency will be available from 7:00 until 10:59 am and then again from 1:00 until 4:29 pm. The morning equivalency will be $4.25 and the afternoon equivalency will be $5.75. If you use a swipe at Café 1812, you will not be able to use a swipe in Wertz Dining Hall during the same meal period.
Student Health Insurance
The College requires all full-time domestic student and international students to enroll in the Injury and Sickness insurance program offered by the College unless the student has equivalent insurance coverage from another source. Students can opt out of the Injury and Sickness insurance program by going to the link listed below, completing and submitting the online form. If the waiver form is not submitted, you will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Program. If you have equivalent coverage and want to waive this plan, be sure that you return the waiver form no later than September 30th to waive annual coverage. If you do not waive this plan by the deadline date, September 30, you will be enrolled and billed for the insurance.
INCREASED BENEFITS TO STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN – Annual Cost: $1380
Deductible for in network expenses - $200; Deductible for out of network expenses - $600
- Prescription Drug $15 copay for generic; $35 co-pay for brand name; $60 co-pay for specialty drugs
- Physician Visits, physiotherapy, surgical, hospital inpatient and outpatient – 80% in network/60% out of network
For more information about the Lycoming College student health insurance plan go to http://firststudent.com/ and click on Lycoming College in the drop down box at the top of the page.
To waive the student health insurance offered by the College, go to http://www.lycoming.edu/businessOffice/studentInsuranceWaiver.aspx
Please take some time to review the 2014-2015 Student Handbook and College Policies: http://www.lycoming.edu/studentAffairs/studenthandbook.