Welcome Incoming Freshmen!


We are thrilled you are here! This is a time of excitement, nerves, and great change. Many have walked this path before you and have kindly offered words of wisdom to help you as you start this new journey.

  • Take it one day at a time. Pace yourself. Don’t forget to have fun and take breaks for yourself! -Sarah Board, sophomore
  • Show up for class. Turn in your assignments on time, even if the work is not up to your own standards. It’s the only way you have as a freshman of showing your professors that you respect them. Not showing up and not turning in your assignments on time is disrepectful of both you and the professor. -Sharlan Proper, class of 2012
  • Make as many connections and friends as possible. Never be afraid to ask for something. I have learned that LCU really is one big family and the professors will do anything and everything to help you. Go Chaps!! Good luck to our new little Chaps. -Kathryn White, senior
  • Ask for help when you need it. You need to stand on your own two feet as much as possible, but help is always there when you need it. Don’t be afraid to ask. -Kate Spence, senior
  • Live in the moment. Take advantage of every opportunity to get involved or trying something new. Making the most of your time will benefit you for years to come. -Brandon Coffee, class of 2003
  • Have fun while you are here but do not let that effect your school work! You are here for an education and if you start slacking off it will come back and bite you! -Chealsie Huseman, senior
  • Take lots of coffee, cookies, cakes and such to your missions classes for your prof. -Christopher Biggerstaff, junior (Editor’s note: This is also good advice with regard to your English prof.)
  • Eat your vegetables. Seriously – get involved, get plugged in. This will help with things across the board! -Mike Smith, LCU Chief of Security
  • Get involved!!!! Say yes often. Talk to as many people everyday as you can. It’s a new start…be YOU! -Elizabeth Jackson, class of 1986
  • Participate in everything! Even things that don’t sound like your “kind” of fun. You might just find a new side to yourself. -Jessica Price, class of 2014
  • Don’t be afraid to get involved. Don’t be afraid to ask your professors for help. They’re more than willing to! They’re not as scary as you’d think. Try to make the most of your college experience and make as many memories as possible. You only get this experience once. -Lindsey Blackwood, junior
  • GO TO CHURCH!! Stay connected in church, and don’t step away from God because of a new change or things that may look “fun!” He will get you through it! Get involved, and be OPEN MINDED! -Linda Pena, class of 2014
  • Rush! Even if you don’t plan on joining a social club. Rush for the experience and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. -MJ Rodriguez
  • Take school seriously, but don’t take life too seriously. Make friends with Trish (the Chap). She will celebrate many interesting life moments with you. Don’t spend too much time in your dorm room. There’s life out there, people! Love your professors. -Emily Re, sophomore
  • Read The Duster. As former editor in chief of the paper, I’m biased. But knowing what’s happening in your community is crucial to being a part of that community. The freedom of information is something universities should strive for and Duster kids work hard to provide that information to you. Don’t listen to the rules because they keep you from crucial college experiences, do your own thing, make your own friends, and do a ton of internships with different organizations. Learn how to write a resume immediately.
 And take Dr. Stacy Patty’s world religions class because having an open mind and understanding other religions is crucial in today’s world. And take some government classes. And vote. -Adam Schrader, class of 2012
  • Don’t study like you did in high school, and don’t expect the professors to give you every bit of information you need to know on a given subject matter. It is up to you, the student, to autonomously dive into the subject matter outside of class, which is actually where the majority of the learning process takes place anyway. The professors are only guides to help you along your 30,000ft flyover of a subject. And most importantly, remember that God always has a plan, and you’re a part of it, just make sure He’s a part of yours as well. -Blaze Taylor, class of 2012
  • Work hard, it pays off and be faithful to Jesus. God blesses the works of our hands. -Bonnie Njafuh, junior
  • Sleep………..when you are supposed to! -Susan Bailey, Humanities
  • I’m not at LCU, though I competed in that hanger one Saturday, but I would say spend time in the library instead of with video games. Read, read, read. -Scott Sharman, former basketball rival (He attended Wayland, but he’s still a pretty good guy.)

Enjoy orientation, y’all! Your classmates and professors look forward to meeting you!


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