New-student orientation offers personal touch
RELEASED: May 31, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—As the anxiety about which college to attend begins to subside for high school seniors who have made their decisions, a whole new set of worries emerges for them and their families. What happens when I get there? Will I know where to go? Will I make friends? How will I register for classes?
Incoming freshmen at Centre College are fortunate because the College holds a new-student orientation program that alleviates some of that transitional stress.
Prior to the beginning of fall term, more than 40 student orientation assistants (OAs) will join faculty and staff to help incoming freshmen acclimate to Centre and to being away from home.
Centre's OAs lead freshman discussion groups, assist with academic advising with the help of a faculty member, and plan ice-breaking activities. Most important, they know Centre inside and out and want to make new students feel comfortable.
Not only is orientation a lot of fun, it also allows new Centre students to make a variety of friends. The academic programs give students an idea of what to expect from classes and lets them know what resources are available to them. There are also social activities that help students bond with others during this orientation.Keep checking Centre's homepage for dates and schedules for this year's new-student summer orientation!
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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