New-student orientation offers personal touch
RELEASED: May 22, 2008
Incoming first-year students at Centre College are fortunate because the College provides 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 first-year students acclimate to Centre and to being away from home.
Centre's OAs lead 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.
Entering students and their parents should 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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