Jan. 23-25, 2020
REGISTER Apr. 16-18, 2020
Upcoming 2020 LLW Dates:
- July 23-25, 2020
- October 15-17, 2020
Our LIFE Leadership Weekends are a wonderful opportunity to visit LIFE and learn more about our Chiropractic program. Our Leadership Weekends offer an in depth look at the chiropractic profession and the kind of chiropractic education that you will receive at Life University. Students attend from all over the U.S. and outside of the U.S. to participate in this event (we hold them 4 times a year). Throughout the weekend, you will get to hear from prominent guest speakers, Life University President and Chancellor, talk and network with experienced Doctors of Chiropractic, meet faculty and staff, Student ambassadors, tour the university, participate in fun outdoor learning activities, and much more!
If you have any questions before registering, please contact the Events office at 678.331.4332 or email us at Events@LIFE.edu.
Meet our Events Team
LIFE Leadership Weekend FAQ
1: What are the upcoming dates for LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: LIFE Leadership Weekend is offered January, April, July, and October. Please see the LLW links at the top of this page to register. Only two registrations will be opened at a time.
2: How far in advance can I register for LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: There are always two dates available for the upcoming LIFE Leadership Weekends that can be found at the top of this page. LIFE Leadership Weekends tends to fill up fast! Registration deadline subject to closure early due to maximum capacity. If the weekend registration is closed, you must book for the next available event.
3: Is there an age limit in order to attend LLW?
A: We welcome participants who are 16 and older. However, it is important to note that all participants under the age of 18 must be escorted to LIFE Leadership Weekend by a parent or legal guardian. If the students parent or legal guardian is not able to escort the student, please contact us at email@example.com for further instructions.
4: I have registered for the LIFE Leadership Weekend (LLW), am I done and ready to go?
A: NO, there is much to do to secure your weekend with us. Please be on the lookout for email correspondence and if you need to update your email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be mindful in checking your spam and trash folders for our email correspondence. Without your email response and confirmation your registration may result in forced cancellation. If you register for the weekend within 6-8 weeks of the event date our office will automatically begin to send you the necessary emails to confirm your attendance and ask you to secure your registration details. If you register prior to this timeframe you are registered and will receive the information shortly. It is important that you be aware of deadlines.
5: Once I register for the weekend, is attendance mandatory?
A: YES! ALL Prospective Students must attend all sessions of the weekend to receive benefits. The official designated times for attendance are Friday 7:30am-8:00pm and Saturday 11:30am-8:00pm. In return, Life University covers your Friday and Saturday hotel stay, airport/hotel shuttles, meals on event days, and registration costs for 1 guest. Make sure to confirm your registration upon arrival on Thursday at the hotel. If you arrive late Thursday evening you must confirm your registration Friday morning on our campus.
Need to change or cancel your registration? Please see, Question 31 below, “What if I need to change/cancel my LLW registration to a new date, can I do it online?”
6: Must I check in each day of the event?
A: YES! Check in is required for all prospective students and guests both Friday and Saturday morning upon arrival to Life University.
7: What if my email or phone number changes since I registered for the event?
A: That is no problem, but we need you to email us at email@example.com with the email and telephone updates.
8: What if a friend and I are both interested in the Chiropractic program and both want to come the same weekend?
A: LIFE provides two nights’ hotel stay for all guests. If you are a prospective student and you have a friend who is a registered prospective student coming to the weekend, LIFE will pay for three nights of your hotel stay if you share a room. Contact LIFE’s Events Team with the name of the prospective student with whom you would like to share a room and the name under which the reservation has been made, and LIFE will let the hotel know that we will take care of all three nights.
9: Can I bring a guest? How many guests can I bring? What is covered for guests?
A: We strongly recommend bringing a guest. Bring your significant other or a parent. Our guests love this weekend. Guests are welcome to attend all sessions. Life University will cover the registration cost of one guest, but we ask that each additional guest pay $150 per person. This fee offsets food and transportation costs for the weekend. We collect your additional guest fee(s) during registration, payable by cash, check or credit card. LIFE does not pay for additional hotel rooms for guests of LIFE Leadership Weekend participants.
10: Are children welcome at LLW?
A: We do not recommend bringing children to the weekend because of the day-long events and activities not designed for children. This event requires full participation at all times.
11: Where will I stay? What lodging expenses will LIFE cover?
A: Life University pays for two nights’ hotel stay for LLW participants. LIFE has rooms available to reserve at a hotel near campus. If you need a hotel for the weekend, be sure to indicate that on the online registration form. In a few weeks prior to the event you will receive instructions about how to make your hotel reservations online. When you make your reservation online, you will be asked to hold the room using a credit card. Reserve your room under the name of the weekend registrant (not necessarily the credit card holder’s name). Your credit card will not be charged and upon check-in to the hotel, LIFE will pay for your stay.
Note: Upon check-in, guests will need to provide a credit card for incidentals. Your credit card will not be charged for your reserved room nights.
12: What if I live locally and do not plan to stay at the hotel? How will I park?
A: It is not necessary for local residents to stay at our host hotel. If you choose not to book a room at the hotel, it is important that you confirm your accommodations with the Events Office. Without this confirmation, your LLW registration may result in forced cancellation. Parking on campus is limited, but a parking pass will be provided a week prior to the event.
13: What if I want to stay at the hotel longer than just the event?
A: If you need to stay longer, you can reserve your hotel room from the Wednesday before LLW until the Wednesday after the weekend and receive the special Life University rate of $100 with our host hotel. You will have to cover additional hotel nights on your own. To reserve extra nights be sure to contact the hotel directly.
14:Which airport should I fly into and how will I get from the airport to the hotel? How will I get from the hotel to Life University?
A: Please fly into the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL). Please note that this is the busiest and biggest airport in the United States. LIFE offers free airport shuttles to the hotel on Thursday and Sunday of LLW. Thursday airport shuttles run bi-hourly and between 10:00am and 10:00pm (leaves airport). On Sunday, airport shuttles leave the main hotel at 5:00am, 6:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am and Noon. We do not provide alternate transportation. If these scheduled shuttle times do not fit your needs you will be responsible for booking and paying for your own form of transportation. (The Events team will provide a link for you to personally book your airport/hotel shuttle transportation). There is a chance that shuttles will fill up – therefore making it imperative for you to communicate your flight info).
LIFE also provides free shuttle service to and from the campus to the weekend hotel. These shuttle times are listed in the weekend schedule. If you miss a shuttle you will need to arrange and pay for your own transportation. Please note: Parking is limited on campus – we advise taking the scheduled shuttle.
15: What happens on Thursday when I arrive to the hotel?
A: First, you will finalize your LLW registration and second you will check into the hotel. LLW registration will be held in the lobby of the host hotel between the hours of 10:00am to 9:00pm. Our Life University Enrollment team will be there to great you for check in. We also host a Mix and Mingle in the hotel lobby from 7:00pm-9:00pm with our Enrollment Staff and Life University Student Ambassadors. Light refreshments will be served.
16: Will my hotel room be cancelled if I arrive late to the hotel on Thursday evening?
A: No, Regardless of your hotel arrival time on Thursday your hotel reservation will not be cancelled.
17: Can I apply to Life University during LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: Yes, but we highly recommend you apply BEFORE the event. You will receive an email with instructions to apply and also submit Official (sealed) transcripts/documents to be sent in for evaluation by Transcript Analysts. If you choose to bring your Official (sealed) transcripts/documents with you to the event please turn these in preferably during registration on Thursday or Friday morning upon arrival. There will be opportunities to apply during our Student Services Fair on Friday and Dessert Party on Saturday. Acceptance letters could be given out during LIFE Leadership Weekend to those who complete the full application process prior to the event.
18: Is the application fee waived during LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: Yes, The application fee will be waived during this weekend event.
19: What meals will be provided?
A: The host hotel will provide a complimentary buffet breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings and Life University will also provide lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Buffet breakfast consists of oatmeal, eggs, bacon, toast, apples, coffee, juice and tea. However, on Saturday and Sunday mornings you are welcome to purchase different meal options from their breakfast menu should you not like the buffet selection.
20: Do you accommodate for any Dietary Restrictions?
A: No, however our menu will provide you with a variety of options that may be suitable for you. It is important to note that you are responsible for any food allergies you have and are welcome to check the ingredient list with our catering staff before eating. You may need to plan accordingly and you are welcome to bring any additional food items with you to the event.
21: What is the dress code for LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: LIFE Leadership Weekend is casual attire. We will be doing a lot of walking and moving around, so comfortable shoes and clothes are important. The indoors will be cool, please be prepared and dress in layers so that you are comfortable. Some events take place outdoors, and Atlanta can have unpredictable weather, so we suggest checking the weather channel before packing by clicking HERE. An umbrella is always a great item to pack. (Do NOT wear flip flops/sandals on Saturday.)
22: What happens at LIFE Leadership weekend that I wouldn’t get to experience in the regular weekly tour?
A: There are a number of unique elements that only happen at LLW. You will get to meet the Chancellor of Life University, Dr. Guy Riekeman. You will be able to interact extensively with current students and with practicing doctors who can answer questions about the realities of chiropractic education as well as what happens when you go into practice. You have an option to go on an excursion in downtown ATLANTA. Saturday afternoon you will participate in our one and only Experiential Learning Activity. Then we wrap up the event with our premier LIFEforce Dessert Party where you will be able to chat with doctors in the field.
23: I’m trying to plan travel and other details. What is the schedule for LIFE Leadership Weekend?
A: Click here for an outline (PDF) of a typical weekend’s events. Event days are Friday and Saturday, while Thursday and Sunday are travel days. Each weekend is offered four times a year and differs slightly from event to event, but this schedule will give you an idea of what the LIFE Leadership Weekend is all about.
24: How is the Campus Tour conducted?
A: A campus facilities tour is included in the weekend schedule and is conducted by current students in the program. This is a walking tour of our campus so comfortable shoes and clothes are important. If you or a guest is unable to physically participate in the campus tour, you may participate in our virtual tour.
25: Will I be able to visit a classroom?
A: Due to the size of our LIFE Leadership Weekends, we are unable to include a classroom visit on our tour of campus.
26: What is the Atlanta Bus tour? How do I sign up?
A: On Saturday we will offer the opportunity to visit downtown Atlanta. You will receive an email prior to the event to book your seat on the Atlanta bus tour. You MUST sign up in advance for the excursion and any attractions you visit, you are responsible for payment. If you miss the bus returning to campus from the excursion, you are responsible for your own transportation back to Life University.
27: Will I have a chance to shop at the LIFE U Shop?
A: Yes, the LIFE U Shop will be open during the Dessert Party Saturday evening for your shopping convenience. All LIFE Leadership Weekend participants will be granted a discount at check out.
28: I was referred by a LIFEforce Doctor. Do I need to do anything special?
A: If you were referred by a LIFEforce doctor you will be eligible for our travel scholarship which includes $300 in travel reimbursements. Make sure you input the LIFEforce Doctor’s name in the referral section of your registration. If you forgot to input your LIFEforce Doctor’s name during registration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your doctor’s name. We are more than happy to validate if the Doctor is an active LIFEforce Tribe Member. Our Events team will send further information about travel benefits if you were referred by one of our LIFEforce Doctors.
29: Are you a member of a Chiropractic Club?
A: If Yes, please make sure to write in the name of the club on the registration form.
30: Can I come to more than one LLW?
A: Yes. However, if you are a returning LLW attendee, LIFE asks that you cover the following expenses:
- $200 registration fee (which can be paid at registration). This fee covers food, transportation and weekend materials.
- Your hotel stay (one, two or three nights – the duration of your stay is at your discretion)
31: What if I need to change/cancel my LLW registration to a new date, can I do it online?
A: No, you must email us at email@example.com to let us know and we will be happy to move your registration to a future date.
32: If I am not interested in Chiropractic, do you offer any other programs?
A: Yes! We have 15 Undergraduate degrees and 4 Graduate programs. To explore our programs: CLICK HERE
33: Do you have an event for Undergraduate Prospective Students?
A: Yes! We host an event for undergraduate students called Eagle Madness twice a year in spring and fall. CLICK HERE to learn more.
34: Does Life University have designated smoking areas?
No, Life University is a smoke-free, tobacco-free/drug free campus. This includes all electronic smoking devices (ex. E-cigarettes).
“Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring special accommodations notify at least 14 business days in advance.”