Lebanon Valley College New Students

Writing Center and Peer Tutoring Information

Just some quick information for you all concerning tutoring for this upcoming semester:

To request a tutor, students should fill out the form at the following link: http://www.lvc.edu/writing-tutoring/tutor-request.aspx. The other option is to call x6799 and leave a message.

Desk hours for the Writing Center start Monday, September 7th. There are two writing tutors on duty from 6-10pm in Lebegern Learning Commons. No appointment is needed. Click here for more information.

Writing Tutors are trained to address and anticipate any writing needs, from prewriting to revising.

We have subject tutors for almost every 100 and 200-level class. For frequently-requested classes, we have Study Pods, which are led by a faculty-nominated student tutor (Pod Leader) who has successfully completed the course. For a schedule of all study pods, click here. *Study pods also start Monday, September 7th.

NOTE:  We also have 1-1 tutors available. However, for subjects that have a Study Pod, students will be asked to attend at least one study pod before asking for an individual tutor.

You might also want to check out our resource website Access4All. This site has writing resources, textbook resources, and all kinds of good stuff for you to utilize.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Elizabeth Julian, Director of the Writing Center and Peer Tutoring.

Elizabeth A. Julian

Director of the Writing Center and Peer Tutoring

Adjunct Instructor of English



Fall Schedules are Online

From the Office of the Registrar:

Your fall 2015 schedule is now available online. To view it, please log in to MyLVC and select AccessLVC. We have made every effort to provide you with the schedule you requested, but may have had to register you for a different section (at a different time than you requested) or for an alternate course, if provided. After reviewing your schedule, you may find that you will need to make changes. You will have an opportunity to do so during orientation on Friday, August 28, when you will meet with your advisor. You may also make changes to your schedule during the add/drop period, August 31-September 4.

In addition, transfer, AP, and IB credits received to date have been entered and will also appear in AccessLVC on your transcript and your degree audit (a report that allows you to track your progress toward all graduation requirements). Additional credits submitted will be processed as they are received (please allow some time for processing). For more information on these credits, please see our Advanced Placement and transfer credit policies.

Please note that it is possible your schedule may change between now and the start of the semester. We therefore recommend that you review your schedule again when you arrive on campus.

You may obtain textbook information and place orders online by visiting the College Store website. If you have any questions about textbooks for your classes, please call the College Store at (717) 867-6313.

Marching Band Camp Information

Planning on attending band camp next month? Check out some important dates and click here for more important information.

Drumline and Pit auditions/placement:

Sunday July 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch on your own)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Marching Band Camp Move-in Day

2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Returning member instrument check out and Uniform Fitting, Blair 121

2 p.m.

Drumline Rehearsal

3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

New member instrument check out and Uniform Fitting

5:30 p.m.

SEATING AUDITIONS (Trumpets interested in 1st part)

6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.


Sunday, August 23, 2015 – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.                            Outdoor Rehearsal

1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.                                   Sectionals and Full Band Indoor

6 p.m.–8 p.m.                                        Outdoor Rehearsal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

8:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.                            Outdoor Rehearsal

If you have further questions please contact Dr. Heffner at cheffner@lvc.edu.

Multicultural Student Bridge Program



Incoming ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian and Native American) and multiracial students don’t miss the opportunity to register for the Bridge program!

The Multicultural Student Bridge Program starts on Aug 24th and allows incoming ALANA students a head start on college life! Meet the multicultural mentors, faculty/staff and learn about the life of a college student versus that of a high school student!

Registration is open until July 31st. Click here for Registration and FAQ’s.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 717-867-6235 or oma@lvc.edu.

Congratulations High School Graduates!

Congratulations #LVC2019 for graduating high school! You made it! The Lebanon Valley College family is so proud of you, and we’re excited to welcome you back on campus later this summer.





Claim Your LVC MeritPage!

Members of the Class of 2015 should have received an email notifying you about your LVC MeritPage. Here is some need-to-know information for you to make the most of your page!


What is MeritPages?

Lebanon Valley College uses MeritPages from read Media to publicize your achievements and activities on campus – like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or winning a scholarship. It creates personalized stories about these accomplishments, publishes them online at MeritPages.com, and sends them to your hometown newspapers. This makes sure you get credit for the good work you’re doing on campus, which helps with summer jobs, internships, and even job interviews and references after graduation.

It’s kind of like getting badges from Foursquare/SCVNGR/GetGlue except that these badges are for real accomlishments instead of just walking around or watching a TV show.

Your achievements are already on MeritPages.com, and Lebanon Valley College will email you a notification with a link to your online achievement each time you earn a new one. Search for your name by clicking here!

What is MeritPages.com?

  • All of your online achievements are verified with a badge of approval from LVC. MeritPages then gathers all of your achievements into a profile that represents the beginning of a professional online resume.
  • Your online achievements demonstrate to the world that you’ve really accomplished important things at LVC. Because every story is made to rank well in web searches and easy to share in social networks, employers or grad schools will find them when they Google your name.
  • You can enhance your MeritPages profile by uploading your photo to make it more personal.
  • You and your family can really help get this “good stuff” in front of employers and grad schools by liking them, tweeting them, linking to them (on blogs or other websites), posting them to Tumblr and whatever else you can think of.
  • You can also input your own achievements, such as activities, internships, volunteerism, and work experience.

Why is MeritPages.com important for students?

  • MeritPages.com helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the “good stuff” about you by recognizing your accomplishments with badges that show that they’re genuine. It’s like having an online version of your diploma!
  • Your MeritPages.com profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. 75% of companies research applicants online, and 70% have rejected applicants based on what they found. LVC and MeritPages.com are helping to give you a leg up in the job search process.

Follow up from NSAD

Thanks to all of you who attended a New Student Advising Day program.  It was nice to have you and your family on campus.  We hope you will complete the online evaluations we emailed to you and that you will read the follow up notes posted here:

Follow Up Notes from NSAD 2015

Reminders from New Student Advising Day

1)    Please, parents and students, complete the online NSAD evaluations! You should have received a link to the online evaluation via email. We need and appreciate your feedback for planning future programs.

2)    You received your LVC email account information at NSAD, or you will receive it following receipt of your enrollment deposit. Your LVC email is the primary method of communication for College information. Please access your account regularly during the summer.

3)    The fall courses and alternates you have or will select will be finalized during the summer.

­If you have taken AP exams please have your scores forwarded to the College. You can review our AP chart at: www.lvc.edu/admission/ap.aspx, to see how your scores may impact your fall courses. If you have taken courses for college credit please forward your official college transcript to LVC.

4)  Your fall schedule will be available for you to view on MyLVC the first week of August. Advising Day is on Friday, Aug. 28.  You will be meeting with your advisor to review your schedule and to make any necessary changes.

5)    If you have urgent course scheduling questions, you may contact Shannon Brandt, assistant dean of academic success and advising, at sbrandt@lvc.edu.

6)    The following forms will be due if you have not already submitted them:

Housing forms due May 31st

­   Medical forms due August 1st

­   Athletic forms due August 1st

7)    Your photo ID will be issued when you arrive on campus in August.

8)    Please review the New Student Blog throughout the summer at: www.lvc.edu/newstudents for important information and updates to assist you and your family as you prepare to arrive for the fall semester.

9)    If you remitted your enrollment deposit prior to May 4, a MeritPage has been created for you! Please search for your name at lvc.meritpages.com and claim your profile today. MeritPage is LVC’s official student achievement and recognition platform. Questions? Not listed? Contact Alison Wenger, communications specialist, at awenger@lvc.edu or 717-867-6034.

Looking forward to having you back on campus soon!