Survival Weekend 2011

Fall 2011 promises a great start for another year at Lincoln Memorial University! We’re very excited about your arrival and look forward to seeing you again. You will be an important part of shaping the University’s future. Your life experiences and personality, your goals and opinions, all of these create the LMU community and we hope you are looking forward to being a part of that exciting future.  

Each year we provide important required activities and events for new students prior to classes commencing. Please look at the schedule below. A few of these include:  

  • Saturday, August 20, begins our 10th Annual New Student Survival Weekend. Remember – this day requires participation by all full-time newly enrolled LMU residential and commuter students (within 30 minute drive of the Harrogate Campus). 
  • Residential students may move into your communities early (Saturday, 8-1 1a.m.). Check in at the Student Center lobby with your residence life staff first. We will also be offering additional Express Registration on Saturday from 8:30-11am in the Student Center for pre-registered students needing to complete and pay fees. If you are not moving in that morning, your day begins at the Tex Turner Arena with the Matriculation Ceremony at 12:15 p.m., followed by a weekend of interesting and helpful activities well worth your valuable time. Please refer to the enclosed schedule for the entire weekend’s events. Please attend and sign in at all activities. 
  • We are also providing required presentations concerning Student Success and Academic Integrity (Sunday, Aug 21,, 2-3:30 p.m.) and Campus and Personal Safety (Sunday, 7 p.m.) for all new students (new residential students, new transfers, and commuter students within a 30 minute drive of the Harrogate Main Campus). Please sign in upon arrival at both events.
  • Classes begin on Tuesday the 23! Make the most of it!  

We look forward to your arrival and the start of new and wonderful things in your life. We’re very interested in your input, so feel free to contact me at 423.869.6433 or at with any questions or comments you may have to offer. See you soon!

Lincoln Memorial University New Student Survival Weekend, 2011
(Required events bolded)
Saturday, August 20

Freshman Residence Hall Check-in (Student Center Lobby) -Survival Weekend Registration
8-11 AM
Bookstore Open 9-11 AM
Express Registration, Student Center
-Only for pre-registered Students
8:30-11 AM
Lunch, Dining Hall 10:30- Noon
Matriculation Ceremony, Tex Turner Arena
-A Ceremony for new students with family, friends, faculty and staff celebrating your enrollment and pledge to experience the full college life.
12:15-1:15 PM
SAILS Information Literacy Tests 1:30-3:30 PM
Class Picture
-Class picture at "LMU" letters at front of campus.
3:45 PM
"Ultimate Money Skills" motivational speaker (Duke Hall) 4 PM
Break 5 PM
BBQ Dinner, Democrat Hollow (ropes course, activities) 6 PM
Open Gym, Mary Mars Pool Open 10- Midnight

Sunday, August 21

Halls Open, check-in for remainder of student body 8 AM
Trail Hike with High Adventure (meet at Student Center) 9 AM
Lunch, Dining Hall, Student Center

-New Work study students remain in dining hall
12-1 PM
Academic Skills/ Integrity (Duke Hall)

-Study skills/ coping/ tutoring/ academic integrity/ advising
2-3:30 PM
Break 3:30 PM
Shopping Trip, Middlesboro Mall/ Other shopping

-Meet in front of Student Center (space limited)
3:30 PM
Burgers/ hotdogs Dinner, Democrat Hollow 5:30 PM
Ropes Course, other activities at Democrat Hollow 5-6:30 PM
Campus Personal Safety, Presentation, Mars Gym 7 PM
Make your own T-Shirt Event, Student Center 8-Midnight
Open Gym, night swimming (Mary Mars) 10-Midnight

Monday, August 22
Fall 2011 Cont. registration for classes, Student Center 9-6 PM
Student Organizations meet and greet (Greek Courtyard) 10-1 PM
Student Athletes Meeting, Required, Tex Turner Arena Floor 3 PM
Student Athlete Physicals, DCOM 4:30 PM