Fall 2013 Arrival - Readmitted Residential Students

Arrival

  • Readmitted residential students may move into their residence halls on Saturday, August 24, or Sunday, August 25. Please consult the Residential Life Website, http://www.lycoming.edu/residentialLife/fallCheckInInfo2013.aspx, for complete information on checking into Residence Halls.
  • Students who need to return to campus before August 24th for legitimate personal reasons (i.e., travel arrangements, family issues) must complete a “FALL 2013 EARLY ARRIVAL REQUEST FORM” on-line by August 14th through the Residential Life website - http://www.lycoming.edu/residentialLife/.  For additional Residential Life check in information please consult the Residential Life Website: http://www.lycoming.edu/residentialLife/ in the “Important Dates and Events” section.
  • Students returning on Saturday, August 24, may move into the residence halls. However, students who have financial issues pending will need to report to the Business Office in Long Hall on Sunday, August 25, between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to resolve these issues.  If your account is not cleared, you will receive an E-MAIL the week of August 12 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.
  • 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 on Sunday, August 25.
  • You should arrive on campus by 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, so you can attend the training session at the Information Technology Center at 11:15 a.m. in room B-201 of the Academic Center. It is necessary to attend the training session to reactivate your campus e-mail and WebAdvisor accounts.  If you are unable to attend the IT training session on Sunday, you will need to contact IT Services (ext. 4150 or help@lycoming.edu).
  • Advising sessions will be scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday for those students who have not registered for classes.  These students will receive notification from Dan Hartsock, Director of Advising, regarding the time and location of their appointment with their advisor.  If you have questions about advising, please contact Mr. Hartsock at 570-321-4294.

The following offices are open Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 26

OfficePhone #HoursLocation
Campus Store 321-4049 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wertz Center
Services for (ResNET/Help Desk) 321-4150 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ITS Office, AC
Computer Lab A-3 (WebAdvisor Schedules) 321-4150 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A-3, AC
Safety and Security 321-4064 24 Hours Rich Hall
Residential Life 321-4046 See Res. Life check-in info

The following offices will be open Sunday, August 26 ONLY

OfficePhone #HoursLocation
Financial Aid 321-4040 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. First Floor, Long Hall
Business Office 321-4032 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. First Floor, Long Hall
Registrar’s Office 321-4145 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. B200/B201, AC

Important Notice To All Students – Directory Information

Under the provisions of the Educational Right 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 30. This hold will remain in place until you complete the appropriate form to remove it.

Campus Dining Locations Fall Semester Opening Schedule

Wertz Dining Hall

Dining Room

**Regular hours will be posted online at:

https://lycomingdining.catertrax.com

Breakfast - $4.15
Continental Breakfast - $2.85
Lunch - $5.15
Afternoon - $5.15
Dinner - $7.70

Jack's Corner

Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Café 1812

Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ID Cards

It is highly recommended that you visit our Safety and Security Office as soon as possible to obtain your College ID. You will need a College ID to gain entry to your residence hall, the Academic Center, Fine Arts Building, Heim, Communication Building, Wertz Student Center, Honors Hall, and Clarke Chapel as well as the Dining Room, Recreation Center, and many College sponsored activities. Additionally, you will need your ID to check books out of the library and purchase books/supplies in the campus store. You can obtain your ID card at the Safety and Security Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Sunday, August 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Vehicle Registration

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 prior to you arriving on campus 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 on Sunday, August 25, 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.

Student Handbook

Please take a few minutes to review the 2013-2014 Student Handbook on the web:  http://www.lycoming.edu/studentLife/studentHandbook/.  

New This Year

Lycoming College is now providing High Definition (HD) TV to all residence hall rooms with a full selection of popular channels. If the student has a digital flat screen TV that is approximately 6 years old or newer, they will be ready to go. Technically, the digital TV must be QAM compatible. Older analog TV’s will NOT work (Typically, older heavy TV’s with the large cathode tube.) Analog TV’s will require an additional QAM digital tuner that can be purchased at sites such as Amazon by searching for “digital to analog TV converter.” We do not recommend this, but would expect a better experience with a low price HD TV. If living in a campus apartment, an HD set top box will be in the common living area.

If you have additional questions, please contact Media Services at hughesw@lycoming.edu or call 570-321-4083.

Important Information Regarding the College's Student Health Insurance Plan

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 completing and returning the waiver form that was included with your tuition bill.  If the waiver form is not returned, 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, YOU WILL BE ENROLLED AND BILLED FOR THE INSURANCE.

INCREASED BENEFITS TO STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN Annual Cost:  $1235 (Students under age 26); $1842( Students age 26 or older)

  • Deductible for in network expenses - $250; Deductible for out of network expenses - $500
  • Prescription Drug $15 copay for generic; $35 co-pay for brand name; $50 co-pay for specialty drugs
  • Physician Visits, physiotherapy, surgical, hospital inpatient and outpatient – 80% in network/60% out of network;

For more information see:  http://www.bollingercolleges.com/lycoming/

In Case of Campus-Wide Emergency...

The College has installed an emergency siren that will be activated in cases of campus-wide emergencies, such as a hazardous material accident, hostile events, 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 subscribe to the Lyco Emergency Alert System at http://www.lycoming.edu/myLyco/.

You are encouraged to become familiar with the College’s emergency procedures at http://www.lycoming.edu/emergencyPreparedness/referencePage.aspx.

Meet the New Staff

Rachel Manchester joined Lycoming College in April as a Student Life Coordinator for Crever and Wesley Halls and a Career Advisor in Career Services.  Rachel grew up in Pine City, New York and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Film and Representational Studies from St. Lawrence University.  She continued her education at the University of Rochester where she earned her Master of Science in Clinical and Community Mental Health Counseling.  Her office is in Crever Hall.

Anthony Pace joined Lycoming College in May as a Student Life Coordinator for Skeath and Asbury Halls. He also serves as the coordinator of the First Year Residents Succeeding Together (FYRST) Program. Anthony grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2012. He is currently in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Student Services Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His office is located in Skeath Hall.

Leslie Ekstrand is joining the Parkhurst staff this month as the new General Manager of Lycoming College Dining Services. Leslie has most recently served as the General Manger of Dining Services at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Prior to Chatham her experiences included serving as the Director of Catering at Carnegie Mellon University, Director of Dining Services at PNC Firstside Center (Pittsburg) and as an executive chef with FORE Systems in Warrendale PA.