Parent Relations

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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 much more. We are also a resource to you when you're back at home or work and have a question, concern, prayer request or insight to share.

Please utilize the information on this page to familiarize yourself with the LeTourneau community. Update your contact information, purchase a special surprise for your student (birthday cake, Welcome Kit, care package and more!), learn more about upcoming events, get in touch with key faculty and staff across campus and more. Thank you for sharing your student with us!

The Alumni & Parent Relations team created a LeTourneau Parent Guide as a resource for our new families. We've tried to anticipate some of the questions you have and provide a campus overview.

Please take a look at the guide! This booklet is designed for new and prospective parents but may be helpful for returning parents too! We would love feedback from both new and "veteran" LeTourneau parents concerning the questions you have and detail we can help provide.

We are here to serve your family so don't hesitate to ask questions or share ideas anytime!

News & Events

2019 HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND

Homecoming 2019 is set for April 11-13. 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.

As a special part of New Student Orientation, the Parent Council leads a panel for our new parents each year. Based on the heartfelt information they shared, we made a Top 25 Tips list - this is good for new and returning parents!

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:

  • Send your student birthday cakes, anytime treats and Finals Kits through the Alumni & Parent Relations office.
    Linens Program: Purchase bedding for your student through our linens program.
  • 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 to read through to gather information on key topics.

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 student to the LeTourneau university community and encourage a holistic approach to life-long learning. Students will explore ho to fulfil 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 Advisor. These are experienced student leaders who have demonstrated academic and community success. Their main focus is to develop relationships with first-year students and to assist them with transition to university life.

 

Cakes, Care Packages & More

SPECIAL GIFTS FOR STUDENTS

Celebration Cakes

No matter the occasion, order a special treat for a special LETU student to let them know you are thinking of them. Whether it be to celebrate a birthday, a job well done, give some encouragement, or a "just because I am thinking about you," a personalized cake, cookie cake or cupcake will say it all, one bite at a time!

Order a cake, cookie cake or cupcakes for delivery to someone special at LeTourneau! Please allow 3 business days before delivery. Contact us with any questions or special delivery needs. 

If your student needs a gluten free cake or cupcakes or you have any other questions about our Celebration Cakes please contact Lauren Land at (903) 233-3843 or laurenland@letu.edu so options and pricing can be discussed on an individual basis. Thank you! 

*A portion of the purchase of all Welcome Kits, Finals Kits, cakes/cupcake orders and care packages is tax deductible and goes toward programs and events for LeTourneau students and families.

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. Chapel services are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:50-11:40. 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 for you to know when holidays and breaks are scheduled for, as well as academically related deadlines. You can also see a few semesters beyond our current one so that you can arrange any long term family plan
  • 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: There are frequently a number of students flying in and out of regional airports during holidays and breaks. We highly encourage your student to begin talking to fellow students well in advance to arrange for transportation - usually this is not difficult for them to do, especially if they utilize the LETU Buzz app. Parents can also post transportation needs on the LeTourneau University Parents Group on Facebook to coordinate among parents. If your student gets into an emergency situation, be sure to contact their Residence Director.

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CONTACT 
parents@letu.edu
903.233.3840