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Planning Your First Year

We're here for support as you make a smooth transition to college.

Welcome to Le Moyne College!

Congratulations on your admission to Le Moyne College – home of the Dolphins! The Le Moyne experience provides opportunities for students to develop community Spirit, to dive deep into Inquiry and to discover one’s Leadership potential – all in the context of our longtime Jesuit tradition and history.

You will find that Le Moyne is a community that cares about the holistic development of our students and that your engagement in the classroom and in extracurricular activities supports both your satisfaction and success here at the College.

 
Here are some helpful next steps to help you as you prepare for college:


Get Social:

Be sure to like the Class of 2020 page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter  to keep up on everything happening at Le Moyne, meet fellow Dolphins and ask any questions.  Tweeting about Le Moyne or sharing photos in Instagram? Use the hashtag #Dolphins2020. Check out what some of your fellow future 'Phins are talking about.

Once you've made the decision to become a dolphin...

Heading to the Heights (welcome and orientation program)

Le Moyne expects all students to participate in orientation which begins with a one day “Summer Welcome” and culminates with a four day “Fall Arrival” to campus.

 

Summer Welcome dates:

TBA

During Summer Welcome, students will receive a copy of their fall schedule, meet with their academic advisor, and students and parents will become acquainted with important services and programs on the campus.

*There will be no classes on Labor Day, but residence halls WILL remain open


Living on Campus

With three housing options for first-year students (St. Mary’s, Nelligan and Dablon Halls), we strive to provide a variety of community-centered experiences.


     

    Student resident advisors and graduate student resident directors live in each campus residential space and provide 24/7 support for residents. We take pride in the active, engaged and nurturing atmosphere that is residence life at Le Moyne. Housing preference will be submitted through OARS (Online Advanced Registration System,) which will become active for deposited students beginning in April. Students with special housing accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Life and Leadership for assistance at (315) 445-4520.


    Availability for Learning Communities for the Class of 2020 will be included in the Freshman Welcome Packet. Interested students should log into their OARS account to select their preferred learning community. These communities are optional although nearly 50% of freshmen elect to participate.


    Meal Plan Options:

    A copy of the Food Service Contract will be included in the Freshman Welcome Packet. Students should choose their meal plan from the options provided. All students living in Dablon, Foery, Mitchell, Nelligan and St. Mary’s Residence Halls are required to have a meal plan.

    Munch Money is included in each meal plan but in the event that it is depleted before the end of the semester, additional money may be added to the student’s meal plan anytime throughout the school year. The money can be used at: Dining Hall, the Dolphin Den, the C-Store and Kaffe Nuvo. For questions regarding food service please contact Dining Services at (315) 445-4699.


    Bringing a Computer to Campus

    Information Technology has prepared some computer/laptop specs to help you get the most out of the campus computing network. For additional questions networking, software, computer labs, or basic computer issues, please contact the IT Service Desk at (315) 445-4579.


    Bringing a Car to Campus

    Both resident and commuter students must register their vehicles with Campus Security. The registration process is done online at www.thepermitstore.com. Students should have their vehicle registration, student I.D. and credit card available when registering online to ensure accurate information is added in the system. In addition to fee outlined below, a $5.95 processing fee with also be charged regardless of whether the permit is purchased online or in person at Campus Security. First-year students will pay a fee of $300 for one full year of parking. Campus Security can provide additional details.


    Summer Common Reading Assignment:
    All entering freshmen will participate in a common reading experience prior to the beginning of classes in the fall. The reading selection for the Class of 2020 will be announced at your Summer Welcome Day. This assignment will effect coursework in the core curriculum once students have arrived to campus. Therefore, it is essential that students complete the reading over the summer.

    Health and Wellness:

    Forms for immunization and health requirements will be provided in the Freshman Welcome packet and will need to be completed before the start of the academic year. For additional questions regarding immunizations and general Wellness Center services please call (315) 445-4195 or visit their site.


    Tuition and Bill Payment:

    Tuition bills for the fall semester will be sent out in mid July. Payment plans are also available through the Office of the Bursar. For additional information regarding billing or payment plans call (315) 445-4350.


    Class Registration/Purchasing Textbooks:

    During the Heading to the Heights program, students will meet with their advisor to begin creating their class schedule. All required course materials will be distributed once schedules have been received after Summer Welcome Days. The college bookstore is provided by Barnes & Noble.


    Disability Related Resources/Accommodations:

    The Academic  Support Center arranges academic accommodations for students eligible for assistance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Students with learning, physical, or emotional disabilities are encouraged to contact the Director of Disability Support Services, Roger Purdy, as soon as possible in order to assure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.


    *Written documentation of a disability or temporary disability is required before academic accommodations are implemented.


    Integral Honors Program:

    New students interested in joining the Integral Honors Program should apply in October of their first semester. Students will also be notified of an information session regarding the program within the first weeks of the fall semester.


    Study Abroad Opportunities:
    Students traditionally study abroad in their Junior year, but some students may, with approval, study abroad in other semesters. They will learn more about the program criteria at an information session held once a semester. There are limited spots available for the program. Explore where you can study.
    Academic Support
    In keeping with the Jesuit concept of the development and success of the whole person, Le Moyne College offers a variety of free academic support services.

    • One-on-one tutoring
    • Study groups
    • Assistance with learning strategies and study skills
    • Academic support and counseling for students on probation
    • Consultations for ESOL students

     

    Academic Support Center

    Among the services offered by the Academic Support Center are free individual tutoring during the academic year for students taking 100 and 200-level courses in mathematics, economics, philosophy, the natural sciences and some foreign languages. Writing tutors are also available to offer grammatical and general assistance with written assignments and research papers.

     

    Learning Communities

    Le Moyne’s Office of First-year and Transition Programs strongly encourages students to participate in our First-year Learning Community Program. Each year, the College offers first-year students an opportunity to live and learn with other first-years who share their interests or major via linked courses and a common residential and advising experience. Past participants have remarked that their first-year learning community helped them adjust quickly to College life, make friends easily and get to know their faculty better.

    In addition, you will want to make contact with:

    Office of Student Development: This office coordinates essential student life services including housing and food service, student conduct, personal counseling, security, service learning, health services, athletics and campus ministry.

    Information Technology: Information Technology provides computing services as well as telephone, cable and data services to the College community. Students can obtain their computer accounts, including campus network, email, campus portal, WebAdvisor and Blackboard accounts, through this office.

    Academic Advising and Academic Support Services

    A professional academic advising staff offers students and faculty comprehensive programs tailored to the needs of students at distinct developmental stages, including programs for first-year and transfer students and students who have not declared a major, as well as comprehensive orientation programs, early intervention programs, coordination of academic standing and assistance to students on academic probation, tutoring and writing assistance, service learning, international student advising and support to students enrolled in the HEOP and AHANA programs, and C-STEP.

    The purpose of academic advising and support is to help Le Moyne students succeed in college by connecting them with faculty and programs that enable them to create meaningful relationships within and outside the classroom, while enhancing their intellectual, social and personal development.

     

    Advisement Program

    Pre-fall Enrollment – Advising for first-year students begins prior to the first day of classes. Once students choose Le Moyne College, they receive Heading to the Heights, a First-year Student Guide, and access to an Online Advanced Registration System (OARS) that prepares them for a one-day “Summer Welcome” where they will meet an academic advisor in their major, complete their fall course schedule and take placement tests. This pre-college program is designed to acquaint students and their parents primarily with the academic aspects of the first-year experience.

    First Year of College

    First-year students are assigned to an academic advisor in their major or, if undeclared, with a professional advisor in the Office for Academic Advising and Support. The student’s first-year advisor should be considered a primary mentor and is critical in helping the new student develop the skills necessary to make valuable decisions throughout their academic career and in their major. Frequent interaction between first-year advisor and student is essential, especially in the first semester.


    Departmental Advising

    After the first year, Le Moyne assigns upper-division faculty advisors to sophomores, juniors, seniors and transfer students. Each student is advised by the department chair of the major or a faculty designee of the chair. Transfer students who are undeclared are advised by the dean for academic advising and support, or the dean’s designee. Students who remain undeclared in their sophomore year may continue to be advised by either their first-year advisor or the dean/dean’s designee.

     

    The Advisor/Advisee Relationship

    The advisor and student share equal responsibility to develop a meaningful relationship. Advisors can provide guidance and mentoring to help students make informed choices. However, students are ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of their degree programs.

    Students should meet on an individual basis with their advisor several times each semester. Both individual and group meetings are quite important, especially prior to registration, as academic advisors must review the students’ proposed schedules and approve them for student registration on WebAdvisor. These meetings also allow for discussions about the student’s major/minor, possible internships, and career planning. Some departments schedule group advisement to inform students about activities and new classes in the major while others offer special programming and events regarding major-related topics, e.g., departmental research opportunities and internships.

     

    Student Outreach

    While it is integral to Le Moyne’s mission for faculty and administrators to encourage students to seek their assistance, sometimes students are at a crossroads and need additional, immediate or more intensive support for their well-being and academic success. Students can also experience unexpected extenuating circumstances during their time at Le Moyne that will affect their academic performance and their lives while at college. For that reason, Le Moyne has established the Early Alert Sytem Exchange (EASE), a confidential early intervention and referral process that provides avenues for professors, administrators, and staff with the means to identify students in need of additional support.

    These students may exhibit risk factors that may limit their ability to be successful at Le Moyne. Such factors may include academic challenges, major life events causing overwhelming stress, unmet emotional or medical needs, or lack of a support structure. In addition, EASE also identifies students with multiple deficiencies at mid-term and those who are not following required academic probation guidelines. The EASE process is led by the Assistant Dean for Student Development and the Director for Academic Advising and Support.

     

    Tutoring at Le Moyne

    Le Moyne students are encouraged to take advantage of the free services coordinated by the Office for Academic Advising and Support. The office provides tutoring, study groups, individual consultations and workshops for all students seeking to improve their academic performance and achieve excellence. Individual and group support is also available to students interested in strengthening their learning strategies (e.g., time management, note-taking and test prep strategies). Students are welcome to set up individual appointments with a member of the advising staff to learn more.

    Free one-to-one tutoring and study groups are available during the academic year. Students can make tutoring appointments online by visiting lemoyne.mywconline.com. For more information, contact (315) 445-4177.

     

    Disability Support Services

    Disability Support Services, located on the first floor of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library, arranges academic accommodations for eligible students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the director of disability support services as soon as possible to ensure that academic accommodations are made available in a timely manner. Written documentation attesting to the existence of the disabling condition and signed by a licensed professional is required before academic accommodations can be implemented.

     For more information, call (315) 445-4118 or visit our website at Disability Services.

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    Important Dates
    Fall Semester

       
    Early Action Application Deadline  11/15 
    Early Action Notification  12/15 
    Rolling Admission Priority 
    Application Deadline (applications will be considered on a space available basis after March 1st)
    3/1 
    Rolling Admission Notification Begins 1/1
    Early Admission and Rolling Admission Enrollment Deposit Deadline  5/1 

    Spring Semester- Transfer

    Admission Application Deadline: 12/1 
    Decision Notification: 12/15 
    Enrollment Deadline: 1/3 

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