LHU Preparing for New Semester
August 9, 2012
Lock Haven, PA - This month students will be arriving on campus to kick off the start of the new academic year. The Lock Haven University President’s Office, Public Safety Department, and Department of Student Affairs are working collaboratively to ensure the students will arrive and move into their residence halls in an efficient manner. The university’s external affairs office will keep the community informed regarding the move-in process.
The move-in process actually occurs over a three week period culminating with the final push on the weekend of August 24 and 25. The goal of the university is to inform and work with the Lock Haven community to reduce the amount of stress on the neighborhoods surrounding campus.
Within the next two weeks about 500 students which include athletes, international students, and band members will arrive on campus. On the weekend of August 24 through August 26 our new and continuing students are scheduled to check-in. The Department of Student Affairs has developed a move-in process to reduce congestion and confusion around campus during this process. On the 24 & 25 vehicles will line-up in one of the parking lots (Health Professions lot for Fairview Suites, Smith & Woolridge and Pit lot for North, McEntire & High). Vehicles will be permitted to unload and immediately proceed to a remote parking lot. The lots that we will be using are the ones between Zimmerli Gymnasium and (Old Courthouse) Annex with Akeley Hall serving as an overflow lot. The university will provide shuttle buses to and from the residence hall areas.
The Lock Haven University Public Safety Department will be stationed at critical junctures on campus roadways as well as on N. Fairview Street. In addition, there will be a dedicated group of trained volunteers assisting students with the move-in process. The volunteers will be wearing bright blue tee shirts and will assist students with their belongings from their vehicles to their rooms.
“We understand how congested, confusing, and hectic it could be on campus and the impact to the surrounding neighborhoods. We are asking the community to be patient with the university, our students, families and staff as we transition into a new semester. Although it is temporary we do not want to minimize the inconveniences the first few days of a new semester can cause our neighbors. With the collaborative efforts of our student services and public safety departments we will do what we can to minimize any inconveniences,” says Dr. Michael Fiorentino, Jr., Lock Haven University President.