Fall 2013 Arrival - Returning Residential Students

Arrival options

Returning 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.aspxfor complete information on checking into Residence Halls. 
 
Students who need to return to campus before Saturday, 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 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.

The following offices will be open Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25

OfficePhone #HoursLocation
The Campus Store 321-4049 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wertz Center
Safety and Security 321-4064 24 Hours Rich Hall
Residential Life 321-4046 See Res. Life check-in info above.
IT 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

The following offices will be open Sunday, August 25 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

Student Handbook

Check out the Student Handbook on the “Web”: http://www.lycoming.edu/studentAffairs/studentHandbook/

Important Notice To All Students – 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, 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.

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 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.

E-MAIL

If you already have a Lycoming College e-mail account, you should continue using the same address when you return to campus. If you do not currently have a Lycoming College e-mail account, you will need to contact ITS (ext. 4150 or help@lycoming.edu) immediately when you return to campus. ITS will schedule you for a mandatory e-mail orientation and, once you complete the orientation, you will be assigned a Lycoming College e-mail account.

Flex Dollars

You will begin each semester with an amount of $100 or $125 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.  

Meals

Students returning to campus on Saturday will be able to eat in the College Dining Room by showing a valid College ID. (see “ID Cards” above). Additionally, Café 1812 will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 25 as a service to students and parents.

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, 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 text message to your cell phone should such an emergency occur. You can subscribe to the Lyco Emergency Alert System in WebAdvisor.

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

Campus Dining Locations Fall Semester Opening Schedule

Wertz Dining Hall

Friday, August 23th
Lunch: 11:00am to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Jack's Corner

Sunday, August 25, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Café 1812

Sunday, August 25th
7:00 AM –3:30 PM

**Regular hours will be posted in all Residence Halls, as well as on-line.

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 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 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.

Annual Cost:  $1235 (Students under age 26); $1842( Students age 26 or older)

  • Deductible for in network e4xpenses - $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/

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.