Orientation Begins for the More Than 1,000 Members of the Class of 2018

Jul 7, 2014

The University will host two-day orientation sessions for the more than 1,000 members of its incoming Class of 2018 and their parents and guests July 7-8, 10-11, 14-15 and 17-18 at locations throughout campus. Members of the incoming class represent more than 500 high schools. They are from 11 states and several countries, including Nigeria, China and India.     

Orientation is designed to introduce new students and their families to the University’s procedures, facilities and support services, and to provide them with the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators, staff, as well as each other.

At the July orientation sessions, students complete chemistry, mathematics, foreign language and composition placement tests. They also meet academic advisors, attend presentations on support services and extracurricular activities, and participate in recreational and social events. Parents and guests learn about the new role they will play as they transition to becoming a parent of a college student and are briefed on the resources and programs offered by Campus Ministries, Information Resources, Financial Aid, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and other departments at the University.

The entire class of 2018 will assemble on campus for the first time at Fall Welcome Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 23, and                  Sunday, Aug. 24.

Clockwise, from top, student orientation leaders Rebecca Ruby ’16, a biology major from Olyphant; Erin Tracy ’16, a nursing major from Oradell, N.J.; Philip Gilmartin ’16, a biochemistry major from Moscow; and Megan Azzalina ’15, a communication major from Easton, along with 44 student orientation assistants, University administrators, faculty and staff will welcome members of the University’s class of 2018 and their families to campus for orientation sessions in July.

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