LEWISTON, Idaho – Expecting one of the largest influxes of freshmen in school history, Lewis-Clark State College will welcome many new faces to campus when it hosts New Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 19, at the LCSC Activity Center.
LCSC currently has 611 freshman enrolled for fall semester, and school officials say this number will continue to grow in the coming weeks. This is the largest total, at this point, since 661 freshman were enrolled in 2011.
“Last year, Lewis-Clark State College was proud to serve students from nearly all of Idaho’s 44 counties, from over 25 states, and from over 34 different countries,” LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez said. “Our fall enrollment numbers indicate that word is continuing to spread about the top-notch education available at LCSC, and we’re excited to begin another great year.”
The 124th incoming class will be greeted by Fernandez and a number of special guests from the Idaho Legislature including Senator Dan Johnson, Representative John Rusche, and Representative Dan Rudolph. The orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature welcomes from Fernandez and Rusche followed by a comprehensive and interactive presentation of information by LCSC Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson and other Student Affairs personnel.
“We always look forward to new student orientation,” Hanson said. “We want students and their families to start the academic year well informed and enthusiastic about choosing LCSC.”
Thanks, in part, to a record 795 students graduating last year, LCSC has the capacity to accommodate the full incoming class (freshman plus transfers) which, according to unofficial data, was numbered at 783 students on Monday. This is also the highest on record, at this point, since 2011.
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, with the annual Welcome Fair taking place on campus from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. that day.