A.P. White Campus Prepares for Record Number of Resident Students
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 [5:01 PM]
LWC apartment manger Catie Bilz and men's
residence hall director Kyle Edwards move a desk Wednesday morning
into a house on Lindsey Wilson Street where the college plans to
house students this fall.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Members of Lindsey Wilson
College's student services offices continued this week to prepare
the A.P. White Campus for a deluge of students later this month.
College officials expect an 18 percent increase in Lindsey Wilson's
resident student population.
Last year, 721 students lived in the residence halls; this year,
more than 825 are expected to move in during opening weekend, Aug.
14-16, which would be a record number of resident students for the
To prepare for the influx of resident students, more than 40
members of the college's admissions, athletics, residence life and
other student services offices pitched in Tuesday and Wednesday to
move new furniture.
The group moved more than 30 wardrobes, 40 dressers and 35
desks into Weldon and Richardson halls, plus into five former
houses the college will use to lodge students. Mattresses and beds
will be moved next week.
Other areas of the campus were also busy making final
adjustments in preparation for the 2009 fall semester, which begins
Aug. 17. Total enrollment is expected to exceed 2,100 students.
LWC's 2008-09 enrollment was a record 2,003.
the Shelves ...
LWC work-study student Katie Norris of
Burkesville, Ky. (left), helps LWC Bookstore manager Amy Cooper
stock the shelves Wednesday morning with textbooks. Students will
begin to purchase textbooks next week.