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Welcome Week 2020 will begin September 8.

Welcome Week will be an abbreviated and re-imagined version of what has been done in the past. All events will be re-formatted to follow all university health and safety guidelines. Most if not all aspects of Welcome Week will move online. Advising and course registration will be completed prior to arrival.  Welcome Week will still contain all core orientation elements plus entertainment.

In the interest of campus safety, all parent orientation programming will happen online, some on September 3rd and the rest on September 11th (the parent orientation schedule will be posted on August 28th).  A parent can expect to be able to assist their student as they move into their room (at their assigned time) and then grab a box lunch/dinner for the road. Other campus facilities will not be open to incoming students nor parents on move-in day.

Our preliminary Welcome Week schedule is available here. More details about move-in and Welcome Week events will be available soon.

Important dates:

  • Prior to arrival:  Submit your ID photo online http://go.lawrence.edu/8473
  • September 2-3: International Lawrentians arrive on campus
  • September  8: New  Lawrentians  arrive on campus, Welcome Week begins
  • September 14: Fall term classes begin

Watch the President's Welcome | Sept. 8 7:30PM CDT