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Overview

2024 Schedule


 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

New Flyer
MOVE-IN-DAY

8am-12pm

Move-In
New first-year student housing check-in will take place at your assigned residence hall where Residence Life staff will be ready to welcome you to campus! Any New Flyers not in first year housing can check-in at the Residence Life Office located on the ground floor of the LRC (G-21)

9am-10am

Advising & Registration Support
Meet with and Academic Services staff member to assist with registering for the Fall semester or making schedule changes.
Library Computer Lab (1st floor of the LRC)

9am-4pm

Student Accounts Q&A Support
Tuition is due on August 26th, the first official day of the fall semester.  Did you pay your bill?  If not, did you set up a payment plan via Nelnet?  If you aren’t sure and/or have any questions about your bill and student account, stop by and talk with a staff member from Student Accounts.
Academic Science Center AS 159A

10am-12pm

Commuter Student Scavenger Hunt
Learn more about our campus and engagement opportunities as you join Lewis Flyer Guides to complete this fun and engaging activity! The scavenger hunt will begin and end in the Student Rec and Fitness Center Fieldhouse.
Starts at the Student Rec Center

11pm-1pm

Lunch
Lunch specials are available for students and families to purchase in the Brown Dining Hall. Special dining rates of $8. Residents can use meal plans.
Brown Dining Hall | Brother James Gaffney Student Center

1pm-3pm

Parent and Family Orientation
The topics covered will include: Mission; Safety/Security; Student Wellness, Career Services; Academic Support Services.

Not able to attend? Presentations will be recorded and posted on the Lewis Parent webpage

St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall

1pm-5pm

Cornerstone Seminar: Building Community
Today you will meet other incoming Flyers, participate in fun activities and learn about all the ways you can be an active member of our community.

*All First Year students are enrolled in Cornerstone Seminar, along with some transfer students and this meeting is required for course credit. Students should review their fall course schedule via myLewis for class meeting locations. Students can click on the Records & Registration icon once logged in and then select view student schedule.

5pm-8pm

Carnival Themed Dinner
Swipes accepted.
Brown Dining Hall | Brother James Gaffney Student Center

6pm-8pm

Get Your Henna On!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm.106

DIY Tie Dye
Brother James Gaffney Student Center Front lawn

Airbrush Tattoos!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Lobby

Get Your Caricature Drawn!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm.123

 

Free Smoothies (while supplies last)
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | C-store

8pm-10pm

Auntie Anne’s Food Truck, Glow Volleyball & Fire Pit Chill (SWAG giveaway while supplies last).
Student Center Front Lawn



 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Becoming a Flyer

9am-12:30pm

Cornerstone Seminar: Becoming a Flyer
Today you will experience New Flyer Convocation and officially become a Flyer! As you start your academic journey today, you will also get to connect with the academic departments, faculty, and staff who will support you for the duration of your time at Lewis.

*All First-Year students are enrolled in Cornerstone Seminar, along with some transfer students and this meeting is required for course credit. Students should review their fall course schedule via myLewis for class meeting locations. Students can click on the Records & Registration icon once logged in and then select view student schedule.

9am-4pm

Student Accounts Q&A Support
Tuition is due on August 26th, the first official day of the fall semester.  Did you pay your bill?  If not, did you set up a payment plan via Nelnet?  If you aren’t sure and/or have any questions about your bill and student account, stop by and talk with a staff member from Student Accounts.
Academic Science Center AS 159A

12:30pm-1:30pm

New Flyer Picnic Lunch!
Lunch Pickup at Charlie’s Place (in the Academic Science Center, ground floor)

2pm-3pm

Advising & Registration Support
Meet with an Academic Services staff member to assist with registering for the Fall semester or making schedule changes.
Library Computer Lab (1st floor of the LRC)

3pm-4pm

Find Your Fit Group Exercise Sampler
Join us for a sampling of a few classes offered all semester long! We will do 20 min of cycling, zumba, and pilates. Wear your exercise gear! All fitness levels are welcome! No prior experience necessary. Come as you are! All equipment provided. 
Rec Center | Group Exercise Studio – Room 216 of SRFC

3pm-5pm

Airbrush Tattoos
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Lobby

Get Your Henna On!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm. 106

Get Your Caricature Drawn!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm. 123

1:30-3:30pm

International Student Orientation: Undergraduate Students
This orientation is required for all new undergraduate students on an F-1 visa. Important visa compliance and cultural information will be provided. Please bring your passport, I-20, and US address and phone number
AS 158

4pm-5:30pm

Hall Olympics – Founders/ Sheil / South and Commuter First-Year students
University Green. It’s a battle for the ages.  Last year Founders took the trophy, let’s see who is up for the challenge.

5pm-8pm

Olympics Themed Dinner
Swipes Accepted.
Brown Dining Hall | Brother James Gaffney Student Center

6pm-7pm

Come play TRINGO!
Tringo is a combination of Trivia and Bingo game playing with fantastic prizes!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Lobby

7:30pm

Intramural Sand Volleyball
4 on 4 Sand Volleyball - Intramurals are a great way to have fun, make friends, and enjoy a sport you may not have played before. Start with Sand Volleyball before the semester starts. No registration required just come to "the Backyard" behind Sheil and sign up your team of 4.
The Backyard



 FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

WELCOME BACK RETURNING STUDENTS

8am-12pm

Continuing and Returning Student Move-In
Returning student housing check-in will take place in your assigned Residence Hall.  The Residence Life staff will be on hand at the halls to assist. Our office in the LRC will also be staffed during this time.

9am-12:30pm

Cornerstone Seminar: First Week Prep
It is time to get ready for the first official day of classes on Monday! Today you will learn how to use Blackboard, find your classrooms, hear advice from faculty, learn about important goals to hit in your first semester at Lewis, and much more!

*All First-year students are enrolled in Cornerstone Seminar, along with some transfer students and this meeting is required for course credit. Students should review their fall course schedule via myLewis for class meeting locations. Students can click on the Records & Registration icon once logged in and then select view student schedule.

9am-4pm

Student Accounts Q&A Support
Tuition is due on August 26th, the first official day of the fall semester.  Did you pay your bill?  If not, did you set up a payment plan via Nelnet?  If you aren’t sure and/or have any questions about your bill and student account, stop by and talk with a staff member from Student Accounts.
Academic Science Center AS 159A

12:30pm-1:30pm

University Picnic Lunch
University Green | Pavilion

12:30pm-1:30pm

Transfer Student Meet Up: T-shirt Giveaway! (While supplies last – for transfer students only)
Get your first Lewis T-shirt, meet other transfer students, play some Bingo and win awesome prizes!
Memorial Hall

1pm-2pm

Cardboard Regatta Race - Supply Pickup
Rec Center

1:30-3:30pm

Get Your Henna On!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm. 106

Airbrush Tattoos!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Lobby

Get Your Caricature Drawn!
Brother James Gaffney Student Center | Rm. 123

2pm-3pm

Advising & Registration Support
Meet with an Academic Services staff member to assist with registering for the Fall semester or making schedule changes.
Library Computer Lab (1st floor of the LRC)

3:30pm

Cardboard Regatta Race
Rec Center Pool

4pm

Intramural Combine
Are you planning to play Intramurals while at Lewis? Come show off your skills and physical abilities for some of the big sports we offer throughout the year including: Basketball, Flag Football, and Soccer.
Fieldhouse

5pm-8pm

Throwback to 2006 Dinner
Swipes Accepted
Brown Dining Hall | Brother James Gaffney Student Center

6pm-10pm

Game Night, Food & Fireworks at the Joliet Slammers Game! (SWAG Giveaway while supplies last)
Free event – registration required.  Reserve your seat on 7/25 during the Family Movie Night on campus at the Student Engagement table or, you can also register at the Student Center Front Desk during Welcome Week.  Seats/tickets are limited.



 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

FLYERS WELCOME!

10am-1pm

Cereal Saturday & Brunch
Brown Dining Hall | Brother James Gaffney Student Center

10am-11:15am

Wake-Up with Wellness: Yoga Walk, Mindfulness
Front of Rec Center

12:00pm-5:00pm

Free Time
Explore your new campus, check out the bookstore or visit downtown Lockport!


5pm-8pm

Welcome Week Picnic!

Food Trucks (Free Food Tickets While Supplies Last)

  • Yum Dum
  • Kissed by Fire
  • All Belgium Waffle

Fun

  • Bungie Jump
  • Rock Wall
  • Volleyball
  • Get Your Caricature Drawn!
  • Airbrush Tattoos
  • Volleyball
  • Henna Anyone?
  • DJ
  • Raffles

9:00pm

150 Drone Light Show by Chicago Drone Shows! (Bring a blanket!)
Behind Mother Teresa Residence Hall



 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

7pm

Mass
Join us in the Chapel for the first Mass of the semester.
Sancta Alberta Chapel



 MONDAY, AUGUST 26

 

First Day – Fall Classes



 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

10:45am-11am

Christening of theNew Lewis Shuttle Bus
University Green

11am-1pm

Student Engagement Fair
University Green



 THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

7pm

Lewis Women’s Soccer vs Rockford Raptors  
Lewis Stadium



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