On Monday morning, July 16, Lyon hosted its first ever Sneak Peek Day for over 50 incoming freshmen and their families, allowing students to get a feel for their home-away-from-home.
Freshmen started their day in Edwards Commons, where they found out their room and roommate assignments. They also visited different booths that helped them connect to school WiFi, register for parking, answer their financial aid questions, and confirm credits with the registrar.
Local vendors including TJ Maxx, Citizens Bank, Big’s, Petsense, Walmart, First Community Bank, and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce set up booths to welcome students to Batesville. Some vendors sold pre-approved dorm items, while bank representatives allowed students to open new accounts.
“The vendors were very helpful,” said Dylan Wyatt, ‘22. “There was a lot of information.”
“We’re happy the students are here,” said Kyle Christopher, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce tourism director. “We’re looking forward to meeting new residents, and we want them engaged.”
Residence Life staff were also on hand to give tours to freshmen interested in seeing their dorms.
After touring her dorm room, Faith Hargis, ‘22, said “I’m beyond impressed with this entire dorm. I can’t wait to move in.”
After visiting booths and touring dorms, freshmen and their families concluded Sneak Peek Day at the bottom of Edwards Commons with a cookout and games provided by the Lyon Education and Adventure Program.
“Sneak Peek Day has been very fun,” said Dylan Wyatt, ‘22. “I’m ready for this journey.”
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