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Launch into Lander

LAUNCH-F23-web-graphic-sm.jpgLaunch into Lander is a great time to welcome our Bearcats to campus for the fall semester with activities that encourage student involvement, boost school spirit and create lifelong memories.


August 16-25, 2023



Wednesday, August 16 

Launch into Lander: Sweet Surprise
Various Residence Halls, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Keep a look out while you move in on Wednesday between 12 PM-1:30 PM. First (50-75*) students at each first-year residence hall (Centennial, Chipley, Brookside, and New Hall) will receive a sweet surprise. Common Pops is a local Greenville, SC business that makes homemade delicious popsicles. Student ID must be present to receive a pop!

Launch into Lander: Trivia Night 
Dining Hall, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Come out to Trivia Night and enjoy your dinner with some of your favorite campus leaders from around campus. Meet up with your old Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Presidential Ambassador, or Peer Leader as they host a fun, friendly trivia night! Bring your Lander ID to enter!


Thursday, August 17

Launch into Lander: Thursday Night Lights
New Residence Hall Field, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Come hang out with Campus Recreation on Thursday night at the New Res Intramural Field! Enjoy various games, music, and giveaways while under the lights. Bring your Lander ID!


Friday, August 18

Launch into Lander: The Lander Launch (New Students)
Finis Horne Arena, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Designed for incoming freshman and transfer students, the Lander Launch is a celebration of our newest Bearcats embarking on their journey at Lander University. This event promises an afternoon of excitement, camaraderie, and delicious food. Let’s make memories, form lifelong friendships, and create a strong foundation for a successful academic career. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and celebrating your presence at Lander! This event is required for all new (freshman & transfer) students.


Saturday, August 19

Launch into Lander: Explore the Emerald City
Uptown Greenwood, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

It's your turn to discover what Greenwood has to offer. Check out the different options in town here. Follow @discovergreenwood and @uptowngreenwood on Instagram to stay up-to-date with other fun activities in Greenwood!


Sunday, August 20

Launch into Lander: Bearcat Navigator Kickoff
Plaza, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Want to find your classrooms ahead of time? Come out between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday to have a campus leader help you find where your classes will be located so you will be prepared for class on Monday! Bearcat Navigators are faculty, staff, and campus leaders stationed around campus during the first and second days of classes to help you navigate your way to the correct classroom. Be on the lookout for a Bearcat Navigator on Monday and Tuesday during the first week of class to help you find your way.


Monday, August 21

Launch into Lander: Bingo Night
Plaza, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting, and memorable evening of BINGO, where you can win amazing prizes and have a great time meeting other peers!


Tuesday, August 22

Launch into Lander: Glow Golf
Front Lawn, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Whether you are looking for a fun night out with friends or want to enjoy a different golf experience, Glow Golf is where you should be! Join us on the front lawn for our Glow Golf Event, and let the glow guide you through a new adventure! Make sure to bring your Lander ID!


Wednesday, August 23

Launch into Lander: "Lander Royale"
CC Commons, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of excitement and entertainment at our exclusive Casino Event! Test your luck at classic casino games, including blackjack, poker, and roulette. Enjoy a night of entertainment, or simply socialize with friends and peers; our Casino Event promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more! Make sure to bring your Lander ID!


Thursday, August 24

Launch into Lander: Tailgate Series
New Residence Hall Field, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A one-night intramural tournament that includes playing through a series of cornhole, water pong, and bottle bash with a partner! Find a friend and sign up in the #LUREC app. Bring your Lander ID!

Launch into Lander Hit the Mic: Karaoke Style
Auditorium, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Get ready to take center stage and unleash your talents at our Karaoke event! Join us for a night of music, laughter, and unforgettable performances! Don't forget your Lander ID!


Friday, August 25

Launch into Lander: Paint Party
New Residence Hall Field, 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Join us for our vibrant and immersive Paint Party. Our DJ will curate beats that will keep you moving throughout the night! Make sure to wear clothes you do not mind getting splattered with paint! Get ready to ignite your dance moves and make memories with your peers! Bring your Lander ID to enter!



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