Fall 2014 Arrival - Returning 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 email 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.

Returning 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 a.m and 5 p.m.   Please consult the Residential Life website: lycoming.edu/residentialLife/fallCheckInInfo2014 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 WebAdvisor no later than August 13. Residents who are approved for early arrival (for personal reasons) may be charged a $34/day housing fee.

Students who have already registered for classes may purchase their textbooks or pick up their online orders at the Campus Store during the week of August 19 between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. The Campus Store will also be open on Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The following offices will be open:

Saturday Only:

OfficePhone NumberHoursLocation
Business Office 570-321-4032 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. First Floor, Long Hall
Financial Aid 570-321-4040 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. First Floor, Long Hall

Saturday and Sunday:

OfficePhone NumberHoursLocation
Campus Store 570-321-4049 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wertz Center
Safety and Security 570-321-4064 24 Hours Rich Hall
IT Services (for ResNET/Help Desk) 570-321-4150 Saturday - 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ITS Office, Academic Center
Computer Lab A-3 (WebAdvisor Schedules) 570-321-4150 Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A-3, Academic Center

Sunday Only:

OfficePhone NumberHoursLocation
Registrar's Office 570-321-4045 1:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m. B200/B201/B202, Academic Center

Student Handbook

Please take some time to review the 2014-2015 Student Handbook on the “Web”:  http://www.lycoming.edu/studentAffairs/Studenthandbook.

Directory Information

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, email 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.

ID Card

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 your residence hall as well as the Academic Center, Heim, 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.

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 Saturday, August 23, or 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.

Flex Dollars

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.  Flex Dollars add flexibility to your dining options and are yours to spend like cash in the Wertz Student Center Dining Hall for guests, Jack’s Corner and Café 1812.  If you run out of Flex Dollars, you can purchase additional by going to http://www.lycoming.edu/businessoffice/ and selecting Add Flex Dollars.

Commuter Students:    Commuter students are invited to enroll in our Commuter Meal Plan which includes 5 meals per week and $250 in Flex Dollars.  Another option is to solely purchase Flex Dollars as a declining balance plan that can be used at any of the on-campus dining facilities. If you purchase Flex Dollars in increments of $50 or more you will be given an additional 10%, stretching your money even further. To add flex dollars or a meal plan to your College ID card, go to http://www.lycoming.edu/businessoffice/ and select Add Flex Dollars or Meal Plan.   

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.

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

Campus Dining

Dining Room—Regular hours will be posted online at: lycomingdining.catertrax.com

Commuter Prices

  • Breakfast – $4.40
  • Continental Breakfast—$3.05
  • Lunch – $5.50 (Afternoon – $4.95)
  • Dinner – $8.15
  • Weekend Brunch - $5.50

Jack’s Corner

  • Sunday, August 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Café 1812

  • Sunday, August 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Important Information Regarding the College's Student Health and Accident 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 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.


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.  Deadline - September 30th