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As an LETU Parent, you are part of a vibrant and unique family. The Alumni & Parent Relations team would love to host you on campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Orientation activities, academic showcase events and more. We are also a resource when you have a question, concern, prayer request, or insight to share.

Please utilize the information on this page to familiarize yourself with the LeTourneau community. Thank you for sharing your student with us!

Based on the heartfelt information of our Parent Advisory Council, we made a Top 25 Tips list - this is good for new and returning parents!


News & Events

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Join us on this special weekend as we begin the 2019-20 school year! All the info here.

2020 HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND

Homecoming 2020 is set for April 16-18. For more information, please contact Gail Ritchey at gailritchey@letu.edu or call 903.233.3840. To help with travel arrangements, LeTourneau has compiled a list of preferred hotels in Longview - several have special LETU rates!

Academic Calendar

Looking for information about on-campus events and academic deadlines? The Academic Calendar is updated each semester. Do let us know if you have any questions and we'll put you in touch with the right department.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

LeTourneau University recognizes that parents are active partners in the education process. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) serves as a liaison between parents and the University community. Members provide ideas and feedback to the Alumni and Parent Relations team regarding programs and services that support our families.

The PAC gathers twice per year on campus (New Student Orientation in the fall and Homecoming & Family Weekend in the spring). Any father, mother or guardian of a LeTourneau University student can be considered for membership in the PAC.

For more information about joining the PAC, please contact Lauren Land. If you would like to send a note or ask a question of our PAC members, please email parents@letu.edu. Thank you!

EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT LETOURNEAU

There are several avenues through which you can support LeTourneau. Proceeds go toward outreach and events for current students and families. Here are a few:

  • Kroger Community Rewards: For those of you who shop at Kroger, sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. It is free and easy to sign up, and you will be earning funds for LeTourneau just by grocery shopping! Our code is 84780
  • Tom Thumb Good Neighbor: If you shop at Tom Thumb, register LeTourneau on your Reward's Card using our Good Neighbor number 9090.
  • Amazon Smile: When you purchase from Amazon, start at smile.amazon.com to have a portion of your eligible purchase prices donated to LeTourneau.

First Year Experience

We are dedicated to helping our new students (and families!) get the most out their LeTourneau experience. The Student Handbook is a great resource for students and families.

SWARM & New Student Orientation

Once your student has been accepted to LeTourneau, you will make plans for Summer SWARM and New Student Orientation! Summer SWARM is a Friday-Saturday event that helps jump start the LeTourneau experience. During the weekend, students will register for classes, meet professors and fellow students, see their new room, get assistance with financial aid and much more. New Student Orientation is a crucial (and fun!) part of your student's first steps into life as a college student. 

Cornerstones

Peer Advisors will join your student in Cornerstones. This course was designed just for freshman! It helps introduce students to the LeTourneau University community and encourages a holistic approach to life-long learning. Students will explore how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives. This course helps with four essentials cornerstones for life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual and community.

Peer Advisors

During New Student Orientation, students are introduced to their Peer Advisors, experienced student leaders who have demonstrated academic and community success. They seek to develop relationships with first-year students and help them transition to university life.

 

Celebration Cakes & Finals Kits

Celebration Cakes

Purchase a treat for your student on their birthday or special occasion here.

Finals Kits

We assemble fun and tasty kits to ease your student's intense week of studies and exams. Orders open several weeks in advance and are delivered the Thursday before Finals begin.

Both services provided by the LETU Alumni Association. Call 903-233-3842 for more info.

FAQ

ACADEMIC & STUDENT ACTIVITIES

 

  • Q: How can I gain access to my student's academic records?
    A: The university provides a downloadable form that must be completed and returned to the university before we can release educational record information to persons other than the enrolled student. Directions for completing and returning the form are included.
  • Q: Where can my student find additional academic support?
    A: LeTourneau's Achievement Center exists to promote student success by providing supportive resources for students. These include mentoring, academic study labs, writing centers, peer advisors, online tutoring and more.
  • Q: What kind of activities exist on campus for my student to be involved in?
    A: There are dozens of student organizations that organize and hold a variety of events throughout the school year. In addition, intramural sports are very popular. The student-led Yellow Jacket Activities Council (YAC) organizes events throughout the year including mystery bus trips, Movie Night, The Gauntlet, Extreme Bingo Night, STOMP and more.
  • Q: How can I find out who is speaking in the chapel services?
    A: You can view and listen to chapel services live on the university website. The chapel schedule and times can be found on the same page. The campus pastor provides a diverse schedule each semester of visiting leaders and teachers in addition to our own faculty, staff and administration.
  • Q: Is there anyone on campus who can help my student find an internship and/or a career mentor?
    A: Absolutely! LeTourneau's Career Services team can guide your student through all things career-related. 

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

  • Q: Where can I find directions to campus and a list of hotels in the area where I can stay?
    A: You can access directions to campus and a list of available hotels here.
  • Q: I need to know when my student will be out of class for holidays and spring/summer break. Is there a list of those dates on the website?
    A: The university's academic calendar is a great resource to find holidays and breaks as well as academic deadlines. You can also see future semesters so you can arrange any long term family plans.
  • Q: My student will be flying into a regional airport (Longview, Shreveport, Dallas). How can we arrange a ride to and from the airport?
    A: A number of students fly in and out of regional airports during holidays and breaks. We highly encourage your student to talk to fellow students well in advance to arrange for transportation - usually this is not difficult to do, especially if they utilize the LETU Buzz app. Parents can also post transportation needs on the LeTourneau University Parents Group on Facebook. If your student gets into an emergency situation, be sure to contact their Residence Director.

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parents@letu.edu
903.233.3840