New and returning students at Lake Superior College will have several opportunities to get a head start on preparing for fall semester at the upcoming Early Bird events. Traditionally, this has been a one-day event, typically on the Saturday before the semester begins, but this year a number of dates and times are being offered to make it easier for students (and parents/other guests) to visit campus while also maintaining smaller crowds, as well as following social distancing and other health and safety practices due to COVID-19.
Fall semester begins at Lake Superior College on Monday, August 24. Early Bird events will be held on the following days:
- Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., LSC’s main campus
- Friday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., LSC’s main campus
- Saturday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., LSC’s main campus
At these events, students can take care of several tasks while on campus including purchasing books and supplies at the LSC Store, finding their classrooms and other areas before the semester begins, making a tuition payment, getting their student IDs, meeting with an advisor to add or drop a class, and in some cases even meeting their instructors and classmates before their courses begin. This often helps alleviate the stress of trying to do all of this on the first day of class.
“We encourage students and parents to visit us during any of these Early Bird events," said LSC Registrar Melissa Leno. "We will have staff and volunteers stationed throughout campus to help assist students with whatever they need to do before school starts. Our LSC Store and Business Office will be open to serve students as well. It’s often helpful to know where your classrooms and other key areas are before the semester begins so you can attend your first day and not have to worry about that sort of thing.”
New this year, Lake Superior College is also offering a completely online, virtual Early Bird event on Wednesday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m. This is a good opportunity for students with questions or concerns to get more information and get connected to staff who are happy to assist them.
In addition to the events on main campus and the virtual opportunity, students with classes at LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation and the Downtown Campus also have an opportunity to stop by those locations prior to the start of the fall semester as well.
Early Bird events will be held at those two campus locations on Saturday, August 22 at the following times:
- Center for Advanced Aviation: Saturday, August 22, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Hangar 103, 4960 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811
- Downtown Center: Saturday, August 22, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 120 N. 2nd Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55802
With fall semester beginning on Monday, August 24, new and returning students have until August 28 to add classes. There are still some openings both in career/technical classes as well as in general study/liberal arts courses. Courses will be offered on campus, online and through hybrid models.
There is still time to apply and register! Prospective students can apply for free at www.lsc.edu/apply. Lake Superior College has been offering both on-campus and virtual tours since early July and has conducted about 70 campus tours in the past month.