Helpful Hints & Information

Fall CElebration Hints from Your Hosts

Fall CElebration Guests sometimes refer to Fall CElebration Hosts as “volunteers.” They really aren’t. Although some of them do volunteer for additional shifts where needed, they are all professionals in their roles at LIFE. They are also serving in their capacity as professionals when they serve as your Hosts at Fall CElebration. They do their best To Serve you as welcome Guests because, as Hosts, they enjoy knowing their time between quarters has been well spent on Guests who appreciate their efforts.

 

We appreciate our Guests.

Fall CElebration Hosts appreciate your suggestions and notice when things need to be improved. Here are some things that your Hosts would like you to know (and do) to help minimize the interference to an enjoyable Guest experience.

Georgia Law – EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

We added Georgia requirements to every day of classes last year and we’ll do that again this year; it worked pretty well to ensure Guests who arrived on time could earn those credits any day they attend. New this year, at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (prior to the President’s Plenary session), we will offer Georgia Law in the TIC Auditorium (Main Gym). There will be 1,000 seats available for Dr. Elsangak to deliver his signature Georgia Law presentation.

First come, first served.

We do our best to predict which courses will be heavily attended, based on past demand. However, in some of those past years, a change in a state’s laws or the release of a new product has caused a spike in demand. And, some classes are just really popular and fill up fast. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, so please show your Hosts the courtesy of observing legal classroom seating capacities. Both our Guests’ safety and meeting accreditation standards for postgraduate education are our highest priorities. Please don’t save seats for latecomers; it’s just not fair.

Classes begin and end on time.

One of the primary functions Fall CElebration Hosts provide for you is ensuring that we adhere to the schedule so that you get the maximum number of hours possible by maintaining attendance and time integrity. To that end, we ask that you follow the schedule in order to not disrupt your colleagues and speakers.

Can I get all my Georgia credits at Fall CElebration?

You sure can! All 20 hours of it. However, it’s going to take some preparation and commitment on your part to get all the hours you need. For your convenience, we have both the State Approvals and the Schedule of Classes and Events online so that you can map out your preferred classes and their locations.

Know which classes you need.

LIFE’s Postgraduate Department ensures that its program meets the standards of your licensing agency with regard to attendance and credits. Hosts will help you find your desired class but are not qualified to advise you on the requirements for your license renewal. The Registration area (served by the Postgraduate Department) is the best source for specific information regarding state requirements.

How do I figure out which classes I need?

It takes a bit of time, but it’s not too tough – and a little preparation goes a long way. For your convenience, we have both the State Approvals and the Schedule of Classes and Events online so that you can map out your preferred classes. And, there’s a handy filter function available in the header of the online schedule. That means you can easily locate classes by day, subject, or location. Best of all, you’ll be able to view the schedule on your phone or, better yet, tablet or laptop.

Have first, second, and even third choices ...

in case the class you want is filled (especially if you know it’s really popular).

Know your buildings and landmarks! Check the building/classroom map

  • Classes are offered for credit in four different buildings on campus: CGUS, CCE, Mod 7, and SHS.
  • College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CGUS) Building (“Annex B,” 1980s) – top of the big stairs
  • College of Chiropractic Education (CCE) Building (“Annex C,” 1980s) – bottom of the stairs
  • Mod 7 – far side of CC-HOP/Student Clinic Building (1974)
  • Main Gym/TIC Auditorium – other side of Barclay Circle (Sport Health Science (SHS) Building, 1990s)
  • Bell Tower – (main entrance, 1999)
  • Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP) (Outpatient clinic, mid-2000s)

What's "app" with that?

Get up-to-date access to all info relating to Fall CElebration using our brand new event app. Find class schedules and class locations, search for classes by presenter and topic, find building locations, review the list of events, receive updates about changes during the week and read about the various programs Life University is offering.  Speaker outlines, bios and notes will be accessible through the app, information on all the exhibitors will also be accessible through the app. Stay tuned for further information on the app’s debut.

Parking. On a college campus. #NoValets.

Because Fall CElebration is held on LIFE’s campus, the best way to prepare for your time at Fall CElebration is to recall your student days. No matter where you went to school, undergrad or grad, chances are good your experience prepared you to know that parking is going to be tight. Fall CElebration is no exception; with 1,600 Guests, it is well attended, and parking is limited.

Please use marked unreserved spaces only.

LIFE University Fall CElebration Parking Map:
http://past.life.edu/fall_ce/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/LifeU-2D-Fall-CE-2017-Parking-Map1.pdf

If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, you may lose credits.

Yep, that’s the truth. Since Fall CElebration serves primarily as an educational event, when attending sessions, please be prepared to arrive on campus early and be in a seat well before your session begins. Unexpected (sometimes long) delays in travel can happen, and it’s best not to count on smooth sailing when you hit “the ATL” because, hey…

It's Atlanta. There's going to be traffic.

Please time your departure to account for the time of day you will be arriving at LIFE through metro Atlanta traffic. Morning rush traffic starts at around 6:00 a.m. and ends just about the time the lunch traffic starts. Lunch traffic ends about the time school traffic starts, which stretches across the time evening rush traffic starts, which stretches across everyone waiting until the worst of it is over before heading home.

Shuttles. Theirs and ours.

Ours = LIFE shuttles = on-campus transportation by courteous, friendly and helpful drivers, operating all day between shuttle stops in parking lots and at classroom buildings.

Theirs = Hotel shuttles = transportation to and from campus by your hotel’s service (LIFE partner hotels offer this service – see Transportation section) and will probably require advance notice and/or reservation to get you to campus and then back to the hotel. Be sure to check on this with the hotel front desk.

Each of LIFE’s four, 18-passenger shuttle vehicles is equipped with a wheelchair lift, and we also use a smaller cart that zips around campus quickly. Over the five days of Fall CElebration, our LIFE shuttle drivers become acquainted with our Guests’ special transportation needs; we have it handled for you!

Climate change. It's for real.

The classrooms and other areas in which you will take classes are set to hold the temperature between 68-72 degrees. The number of people in a classroom or other area makes a big difference in the temperature, and it can take the HVAC system time to catch up. Other times, we can’t cool down one classroom before a certain point without creating an Arctic event in an adjoining one. We have HVAC personnel on hand and do our best to address your comfort, but we may not always be able to make you perfectly comfortable. Keyword: Layers.

Food and beverage service.

Each year, providing you and hundreds of your colleagues with a program of free CE gets a little tougher budget-wise. This year we will continue to provide free water and coffee on a daily basis. However, like at many seminars today, snacks will be sold. The good news is that the choices will be a higher quality than in the past (we heard you!), and you can help a few student clubs who will be selling the snacks to benefit their projects. For premium coffee and meal availability choices at Fall CE, please see the On-Campus Meal Options in your program or visit the Food Options page.

Mobility Needs

There’s bit of walking to do, and there are stairs. If you have special disability or mobility needs, contact:  Postgraduate at 770-426-2787 by Sept 1, 2017.

Where can I buy cool Life U gear on campus?

You’re in luck! The Life U Shop will be open most every day of Fall CElebration – offering everything from dress shirts, polos, t-shirts and backpacks to onesies, license plate holders and jackets representing the College of Chiropractic and Life U Athletics/Running Eagles. Visit the Life U Shop page for operating hours during the event.