HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will welcome its incoming class later this week at LMU Welcome Weekend. University officials anticipate over 250 new residential and commuter students will participate.
LMU Welcome Weekend will get underway on Aug. 15 at 8 a.m. when the residence halls open for move-in. New student check-in will take place at the Student Center and ID and parking permits will be issued at DAR-Whitford Hall. Welcome Lunch will be served to students and families from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria.
Students will meet with faculty members in small groups at 1 p.m. while parents attend a session with administrators. An Opening Convocation Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Tex Turner Arena. During the ceremony, the class of 2019 will be formally presented to the University and accepted into the LMU academic community. They will also hear from guest speakers including recent LMU grad and current Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy student Mallory Tucker, of Tazewell, Tennessee, and LMU Student Government Association President Cassia Hamilton, of Huntsville, Tennessee. Following Convocation, families will depart LMU as students continue welcome activities.
Saturday evening will be highlighted by the Chris Carter Mentalist Show. Carter, a nationally renowned entertainer and speaker, will blend his lifelong interests in psychology, hypnosis and illusion to present the closest thing to pure mind reading possible. For over 18 years Carter has been one of the most popular performers on the college circuit. He has appeared at over 2,500 college campuses, on three continents and on many television and radio shows. An expert in the field of body language and nonverbal communication, he blends people reading skills with the power of suggestion and a heavy dose of theater. After his performance late night entertainment including karaoke, snacks, games, ping pong and pool will be available in the student center.
LMU Welcome Weekend will continue on Sunday with a full schedule activities including a campus scavenger hunt, worship service, team building exercises on the LMU Ropes Course, a safety and security presentation and a session on college life. The weekend will conclude with a Welcome Back Foam Party open to both new and returning students. LMU classes get underway on Aug. 17.