New Student Orientation Program

Discovery Days is a two-day orientation program for all first-year students. Held two days before classes begin, Discovery Days focuses on the first year experience, campus involvement, history and traditions, and the spirit of LTU. It gives you a head start on college life by introducing you to other incoming students and campus leaders while developing personal skills that will make the transition to college easier. This is your chance to create your own community within LTU. You’ll leave with a better idea of what it means to be an LTU Blue Devil!

Participants will not only receive pertinent information about life as a first year student at Lawrence Tech, but also:

  • Develop collaborative and individual leadership skills
  • Build relationships to ease transition into college life
  • Promote co-curricular activities
  • Embrace university traditions
  • And, have fun!

 

Who Will Be There?

All incoming first-year students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are required to attend Discovery Days. In addition to the over 300 first year and transfer students, you will also meet an outstanding group of upper-class student leaders who will serve as Discovery Leaders.  You will be part of a small group of 10-12 students which will be led by a Discovery Leader.  Together, you will share in the experience of teambuilding, learning how to get involved at LTU, and develop leadership skills within you!  Throughout the two days, you will also be able to interact with University administrators and alumni that work with students here at LTU!

 

What Do Discovery Days Look Like?

Monday
Registration
Large Group introduction
Leadership Inventory
Small Group time – Teambuilding Activities
Student Organization Fair
Scavenger Hunt
Diversity Exercise

Tuesday
Registration
Teambuilding Activities
Panel Discussion
Workshop sessions
Meet with your Advisor
Student Handbook
New Student Convocation and Reception