This Week at LCCC

Week of May 27, 2024

Events, Workshops and Activities

Cougar Cabinet Food Distributions - May

LCCC offers distributions of pre-packed bags of groceries at the Allentown and Schnecksville locations. Reservations are required. Your reservation enables us to prepare adequate numbers of pre-packed bags for all seeking food assistance. Distributions are free and confidential.

LCCC Allentown - from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on these dates

  • Thursday, May 30


  1. Please email
  2. In your email message, include your name, L# and specify your campus location of choice. You must be enrolled in courses to participate in the food.
  3. After you send your message, you will receive additional information.

LCCC Schnecksville - from 2 - 5 p.m. on these dates

  • Thursday, May 30


  1. Please email
  2. In your email message, include your name, L# and specify your campus location of choice. You must be enrolled in courses to participate.
  3. After you send your message, you will receive additional information.

LCCC Tamaqua - The food cabinet is located in room 203 and offers prepackaged grocery staples. All members of the LCCC community are welcome to visit the cabinet once a week. All visits are free and confidential. Cougar Cabinet appointments are available upon request by calling 570-668-6880 or emailing

Clubs, Councils and Honor Societies

Student clubs and organizations generally do not meet during the summer months, but check out what's offered to help you plan for the fall semester. For more information, contact Gene Eden, Director of Student Life, at, or visit our website for the full listing.

Special Announcements

Complete Your FAFSA

The 24-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is now available online at If you plan to attend college in the next school year (beginning in fall 2024), now is the time to make sure your FAFSA is complete! Please note that the PA State Grant filing deadline has been extended until Saturday, June 1.

Don't hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about completing the FAFSA at or 610-799-1133.

August Graduation Application Reminder

In order for you to plan ahead, here are the upcoming graduation dates and their application deadlines:

  • August - Submit Application by Saturday, June 1.

To determine if you are eligible to graduate, check your progress in Degree Works, which can be accessed through your myLCCC portal. If you believe that you have met the requirements for graduation, complete the application for graduation.

Bucknell Community College Scholars

Congratulations to Marie Alexis, Elliott Centeno, Chris Garcia and Margaret Rodriguez Sanchez for their acceptance to Bucknell University as Community College Scholars. They will receive a tuition scholarship for two years or four semesters of full-time enrollment at Bucknell to pursue their bachelor's degree.

Wellness Center Summer Hours

The Wellness Center will be open this summer for the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday, Closed

The Wellness Center will be closed the following dates:

  • Monday, May 27
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14
  • Thursday, Aug. 15

All days/hours are subject to change. If you have any questions, contact

Bookstore Launches LCCC Textbooks+

In fall 2024, the LCCC Bookstore will be launching LCCC Textbooks+. LCCC Textbooks+ is more than just a savings program; it is a commitment ensuring that every student has immediate access to required course materials from the first day of class.

LCCC Textbooks+ is designed to be more affordable, efficient and convenient for everyone. It is environmentally friendly and will allow students to view notes that faculty make in digital materials. Students can also make notes in their digital copies.

Key Benefits:

  • Immediate Access: No waiting in lines to purchase heavy textbooks. LCCC Textbooks+ ensures that all required course materials are available right from the start of classes.
  • Affordable Pricing: All course materials for an affordable, low, flat rate - $30 per credit hour.
  • Convenient Digital-First Approach: Embracing the future of education, LCCC Textbooks+ prioritizes digital course materials. Say goodbye to heavy backpacks and hello to the convenience of digital materials available directly through Canvas.

Students will continue to have the option of using hard copies of course materials. Information will be available in the coming months.

Important Emails Coming Your Way

Don't forget to check your student email regularly, Cougars! There are great enrollment opportunities coming your way for the summer and fall.

Use Pell Grants for Summer Courses

As you're thinking about summer plans, make sure you keep LCCC summer classes at the top of your list. You can stay on track to achieving your goals or get a head start to your degree.

Also, did you know that if you qualify for a Pell grant, you could use those dollars for summer courses? Pell grants are free money that you do not need to pay back.

Full-time students must enroll in at least six credits to be eligible to use their Pell grant. Part-time students can also use Pell dollars.

Five- and 10-week summer sessions began on May 20, but an additional five-week session starts on Monday, July 8. Register for classes through the LCCC portal or schedule an appointment with an advisor via the online scheduler.

The website has more information on summer sessions. Check your LCCC student email for important end-of-semester updates. If you have questions about Pell grants or financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 610-799-1133 or

Fall Course Registration is Open!

Registration for fall 2024 is now open for all students. Get the classes you need as soon as possible! The course schedule for the fall 2024 semester has been posted to the college website and can be viewed here. Should you need assistance in choosing classes, please reach out to your Academic Advisor, or 610-799-1137.

College Resources, Info and Assistance

Preferred/Chosen First Name and Pronouns

LCCC recognizes that students may use first names other than their legal first names to identify themselves. Please note that the use of a preferred first name does not change the legal name on LCCC records.

A preferred/chosen first name is the name a person prefers or chooses to be known by and have in LCCC’s systems and when conducting day-to-day business. The preferred/chosen first name does not affect the individual’s last name.

The preferred/chosen first name will be used in college-related systems (i.e. Banner, Canvas, and DegreeWorks) and documents as well as email communications, interactions and any processes in which names are used to address individuals, except when the use of legal names is required by law or LCCC’s rules, policies, and regulations.


To request the use of a preferred first name:

  • Students can change their preferred first name in Self-Service BannerWeb on the MyLCCC Portal. Detailed instructions are available in the IT Knowledgebase.
  • To the extent possible, changes will be reflected across LCCC systems within 48 hours following the submission.

A preferred/chosen first name is not a nickname and is not a legal name change. Students who are legally changing their name should follow the instructions here.


If a student would like to seek additional support or advocacy regarding this guideline, they may contact the J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Center at

Career Development Center

See the CDC webpage, email or call 610-799-1090 for more information.

Tutoring Assistance

Call 610-799-1156 or email for more information.

Disability / Temporary Impairment Support for Classes

Email, call 610-799-1156 or visit SH 150.

Find Community Resources on the New CRBN Web Page

The Community Resources and Basic Needs webpage can help with finding resources to assist with food, homelessness, housing, utilities and more. Please visit us at LCCC Community Resources and Basic Needs.

SNAP and TANF Students

Read about the KEYS Program and contact 610-799-1744 or email

Counseling Services

See the Counseling webpage, email or call 610-799-1895 for more information.

Work On Campus

View open positions and job descriptions in your CLAW account. Go to Jobs>Search>Position Type>On-Campus Employment. Contact or 610-799-1090 for more information.

Veteran Services

Visit the Veteran Services webpage, call 610-799-1545 or 610-799-1765.

LCCC Cougar Athletics 

Interested in playing sports at LCCC? Want to attend future games? Go to Cougar Sports or contact MaryAnn Rush-Wallace, Director of Athletics, at

Report Safety and Security Concerns

Have concerns that you'd like to address to Public Safety? You can do so here.

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