Lebanon Valley College New Students

Saturday Trips!

From community service projects to student led clubs and organizations, we want your experience to be fun and engaging.

The LVC Student Programming Board plans and implements a variety of events including Saturday trips! Saturday trips are typically free or very low-cost and open to all LVC students. The first Saturday trip of the year is to Camelbeach Mountain Resort.  Students MUST register to attend. So how do you sign up?

It’s simple:

1)      Log onto myLVC


2) Under the myCampus tab click on RedBook Events


3) Sign up for the events you are interested in attending. And remember some trips and events are limited to a specific number of students.


4) Have fun, stay informed, and enjoy!

Introducing Community Service and Volunteerism

Welcome to LVC!

This summer in the Office of Community Service & Volunteerism we’re making preparations for you to begin to experience the joy of serving as early as Orientation Weekend.  A two-hour service project scheduled for Sunday afternoon will introduce you to 15 student-led service organizations at LVC.  It’s going to be a meaningful time.

Community service is meaningful, joy-producing, and noble. It can also help you to get a job.  For all these reasons, students at LVC are encouraged to participate in LVC’s Community Service Awards. Three levels of achievement are available for inclusion in a student’s personal profile on LVC’s Job Center:

  • Students who perform 25 qualified hours of community service during their tenure at LVC receive a Bronze Community Service Award.
  • Students who perform 60 hours of qualified service are awarded a Silver Community Service Award.
  • Students who perform 100 hours of qualified service received a Gold Community Service Award.

Hours are submitted by a report available online at our Web site.  Once it is determined that the hours qualify according to LVC’s Service Hour Guidelines, they are recorded.

Detailed information regarding upcoming events is available via Facebook. Join the groups “Community Service” (for one-time service events) and “Volunteerism” (for on-going opportunities) at www.facebook.com/about/groups/schools.

The Start of New Student Orientation

Can you believe tomorrow is the official start day for all new students! Here are a few things to remember about the start of orientation:

  • Residence halls will open tomorrow, Thursday, August 21st starting at 8 a.m. Commuting students should check-in at 10:00 am in the Mund College Center.
  • If you are living on campus you should report directly to your residence hall and pick up your room key. If you do not know your housing assignment, report to the College Center for assistance.
  • After getting settled in your room, please go to the Mund College Center to find additional resources regarding your Dutchman Onecard, vehicle registration, banking, cable television, and computers.

Last but not least follow your New Student Orientation Schedule! This will be your guide to important activities and sessions taking place.

We are excited to have you join the rest of the LVC community tomorrow.

Fall Schedules are Online

From the Office of the Registrar:

Your fall 2014 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 22, when you will meet with your advisor. You may also make changes to your schedule during the add/drop period, August 25-29.

In addition, transfer and AP 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.

Congratulations High School Graduates!

Congratulations #LVC2018 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 2014 who enrolled before New Student Advising Days, you probably 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 readMedia 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.

I’ve enrolled at LVC…now what?

You have made the amazing decision to attend LVC and submitted your enrollment deposit…now what should you be doing?

  • Register for New or Transfer Student Advising Day
  • Review the “To Do before NSAD” page on this blog
  • Watch your mail for a packet of information from Greg Krikorian, vice president of student affairs and dean of students.  There are several items of importance including medical forms, Orientation information, and for residents, housing information.  These packets are mailed following receipt of your enrollment deposit.
  • Join the Class of 2018 Facebook group to get to know your future classmates.
  • Follow this blog for information throughout the summer about housing, billing, Orientation, summer activities and more!