NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Incoming students are assigned a Centre email address they will use to access CentreNet (the internal web for students, faculty, and staff). Students will use CentreNet to access their student accounts – including billing, email, as well as important information from the Student Life Office about orientation and what is expected both before and after they arrive on campus. Students are encouraged to check CentreNet and their Centre email frequently for updates.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION CONTACTS
Please feel free to contact Anita Bertram in the Student Life Office for questions relating directly to Orientation.
Anita, a Danville native, joined the Student Life staff in 2001. She comes to Centre from a local manufacturing facility where she was a Human Resources Assistant for 16 years. One of her major responsibilities in the Student Life Office is the publication of the student handbook which is given to each student. She also publishes the yearly Centre College Directory.
Mary Gulley joined the faculty of Centre College in 2004 as assistant professor of psychology.
Gulley’s areas of specialty include social psychology, interpersonal communication, social and personality development, and life span development. Her research has been published in the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships.
Gulley holds B.A. degrees in biological sciences and psychology from Transylvania University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Louisville.
To read about Dr. Gulley’s CentreTerm course on Alfred Hitchcock, click here.
File last updated: 5/2/13
Scotty joined the Student Life staff in June 2017. Scotty oversees the administrative aspects of fraternity and sorority life on campus as well as advises the Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils. In addition to Greek Life, he coordinates the new student orientation and supervises the orientation leaders. Scotty earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from the University of North Alabama and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University. Scotty is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity and originally from Guntersville, Ala.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
OVER THE SUMMER
Below is a brief list of some of the things students will learn about or need to complete over the summer.
- New students are provided with the orientation schedule
- Parents are provided with the parent orientation schedule
- Housing and room assignments will be mailed to students
- Students must provide Health History and Special Need Request forms
- There is a required Summer Book Reading for further discussion after students arrive
- Course Selection, Registration, Advising, and Placement Testing
- Computer/hardware recommendations and discounts available for software will be provided
- Students will be notified by email about their Centre Post Office Box
All first year students are required to complete the AlcoholEdu course. AlcoholEdu is a program designed to educate students on the social and physical effects of alcohol use. The program provides students with information on how alcohol affects health and behavior, current law on alcohol use, and how to deal with various alcohol-related situations students may encounter on campus. When the program is available to begin, students will receive an email with instructions.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
New students arrive on campus approx. a week prior to when the semester begins
- Students will be introduced to their Orientation Leaders and have most likely already had contact from them during the summer
- Students will get their photo I.D. made in the Student Life Office. The I.D. allows students access to residence halls, the library, meals, athletic events, Convos, and other Centre related activities and events
- Students will register their vehicles online through CentreNet and get a parking decal from the Centre Public Safety Office
- All new students participate in a volunteer Service Plunge community clean-up project
- Students will be required to participate in a discussion of the required Summer Book Reading