On behalf of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, welcome to the University of La Verne! We are thrilled to have you join the Leo Family! This email serves as an invitation to SAVE THE DATE for FIRST-YEAR LA VERNE EXPERIENCE (FLEX) & NEW STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY! We are excited to introduce you to your FIRST ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE of the year! This day is dedicated to introducing you to the University’s four core values: Civic & Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusivity, Ethical Reasoning, & Lifelong Learning. On this day, all incoming first-year, transfer & first-year law school students will have the opportunity to engage with their fellow peers & FLEX faculty in a service project with one of our partnering community-based organizations. From painting murals to feeding the homeless, or participating in planting & harvesting food at a local community garden, you will be exposed to an array of experiences! This is what the LA VERNE EXPERIENCE is all about!
Please note the deadline to sign up online is SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017, but we welcome walk-ins the day of the event. However, we highly encourage you to sign up online so we can account for your t-shirt and meal.
Once you have registered, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement will take care of assigning you a community service site & leader(s). We will take care of transportation & your meal. A FLEX faculty or staff leader, as well as an Orientation Week Leader (OWL), will lead you on this day. First-year students will be grouped with their specific FLEX community & transfer students & law students will be designated a group as well.
To register, please click https://givepul.se/xyazg.
The code to access this page is: ULV2017
All incoming first-year and transfer students, and FLEX faculty will participate in a Southern California community engagement project.
You will be provided with a FREE t-shirt and lunch!
Once you have registered for the event, you will receive an email in August with additional information!
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Depending on your service site, you may be working indoors or outdoors.
Make sure to wear comfortable bottoms, preferably pants or long shorts.
3. Skin Protection
With it being summer, you’ll want to bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses, but most importantly, make sure to put on sunscreen.
4. Water Bottle
Although we will include a water bottle as part of your lunch, we recommend you bring a reusable water bottle for the day. Staying hydrated is key!
This is a day of service, community engagement, and fun; so don’t forget to capture the moment! You may bring your smartphone and/or camera!
Bring something light, such as a drawstring backpack, to carry your personal belongings.
What is the schedule for the day?
|7:00am-7:45am||Check-in for FLEX Faculty, Staff, & OWLs ONLY||Leo Lounge, Campus Center
|7:30am-7:45 am||Light Breakfast for Incoming First-Year, Transfer & Law Students||University Quad (between Miller Hall and Founders Hall)
|7:45am-8:00am||Team Leaders Check in Students||University Quad (between Miller Hall and Founders Hall)
|8:00am-8:30am||Kick-Off Event & Leo Send-Off||University Quad (between Miller Hall and Founders Hall)
|8:30am||Students Depart to Community Service Sites||Buses/Walking/Van|
|9:00am||Students Arrive at Community Services Sites||Various Sites|
|9:00am-1:00pm (12:30pm-1:00pm)||Community Service
(Lunch & Reflection)
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Students Return to Campus||Sneaky Park|
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Closing Event- Recognition & Afternoon Snacks||Sneaky Park|