Dear Lincolnite,

 Congratulations on your admission to Lincoln University. The orientation staff and the entire Lincoln University family are anxiously awaiting your arrival.

 As the Vice President for Student Affairs, I am responsible for overseeing the development and success of University services and programs designed to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. In addition to the ROAR Orientation and Week of Welcome (WOW) programs our first-year programs and services include: 

-Free mentoring through The Success Connection

-First-Year Experience Freshman Center (Dawson Hall)

-Counseling and Career Services

- Residential Life

-International Student Affairs

-Student Health Services

-Student Financial Aid

 You may learn more about these services by looking for us on the Lincoln University web page at

 The ROAR Orientation program is designed to help you prepare for your first semester at Lincoln and to build a firm foundation that contributes to the successful completion of your academic career. Readiness, Opportunity, Advancement and Registration (ROAR) describe the orientation program. You will have an opportunity to meet students, faculty, staff and administrators. You will also participate in placement testing, advising and registration. Each of these steps is critical to ensuring a successful first semester. The Lincoln University family has worked hard to create dynamic programs that will be enjoyable and beneficial to your success as a Lincolnite! 

 We encourage you and your family to review the information in the ROAR Orientation booklet. It provides a comprehensive view of what you should expect during this two-day event.   We look forward to meeting you and your family.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ROAR Orientation Office at (573) 681-5695.



Theressa Ferguson

Vice President
Student Affairs