The First Year Experience
You've arrived. You're a college student. So many choices. And they are all yours. If you want our advice, here are some choices you'll want to make.
Top Ten Tips for First-Year Success
Connect with a Student Leader
Whether you commute or live in a residence hall, we have dedicated student leaders who are available to help you connect with your campus. Get to know your Commuter Assistant (CA) or Resident Assistant (RA) early in the semester. They work with dynamic professional staff members to provide opportunities for you to engage in conversations, programs, activities and social connections. Check in with these student leaders on Sunday, September 2nd.
Participate in the New Student Day of Service
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:00 p.m.
You are invited to learn about service opportunities in Boston by serving at various nonprofit agencies. Join the upper-class student leaders and your 2016 classmates to make a difference at one of the nonprofit agencies in Boston. View a list of available opportunities, and sign up to participate on Move-In Day!
Build Your L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Skills
During the Weeks of Welcome, make sure to attend various L.E.A.D.E.R.S. info sessions, which will introduce you to a program promoting Leadership, Educational Achievement, Activities, Dedication to service, Exploration, Relationships and Spirituality. This program will help nourish and reward the learning you experience both inside and outside of the classroom at Emmanuel. For more information, contact Kevin Farrell, Assistant Director of Student Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner with a Student Mentor
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Connect with an upper-class student to learn how to succeed in academic, co-curricular, and social life at EC! Why not learn from someone who has been through what you are going through? Attend the "Get Connected with S.A.G.E." session to learn more about connecting with current EC students. For more information, contact Kelly Dunn, Director of First-Year Experience in St. Ann's Lower Level Office G-06 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Enroll in ARC0101
Looking for an academic advantage? The Academic Resource Center (ARC), located in the lower level of the library, offers you the opportunity to take a voluntary first-year course. You will learn effective study and learning skills, test-taking tips, suggestions for time management and overall assistance in navigating to academic success. The ARC also provides study groups and tutoring. Sign up today by e-mailing your Academic Advisor!
Attend the Student Involvement Fair
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:15 p.m.
Involvement will help make your experience your own! It all starts here at EC! Upper-class student leaders will introduce you to 50 clubs and organizations at this annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
Check Out the Majors Exploration Program (MEP)
Excited about college, but not yet certain about your major? Offered to you through the Office of Academic Advising, the MEP gives you an opportunity to work closely with your Academic Advisor and to complete online career and personal assessment tools that will assist you in determining a major that is appropriate and satisfying. Indicate your interest at your first academic advising session in the month of September or e-mail your Academic Advisor.
Develop & Use The Four-Year Plan
The four-year plan will be your academic roadmap to your experience at Emmanuel. Make sure not to miss your first meeting with your Academic Advisor during September, as you will build your four-year plan, and hear about the MEP, if interested.
Attend a Class of 2016 Meeting
Friday, September 14 @ 7:00PM (LLH), Tuesday, September 18 @ 1:00PM (St. Joe's Basement), or Thursday, September 20th @1:00PM (Loretto Lounge).
Meet your Class Advisor, connect with the Class of 2016 and start to decide what mark 2016 will leave at Emmanuel. You'll also learn how to take on leadership roles as a Class Officer.
Participate in the Take48 Retreat
September 28 - 30, 2012
Campus Ministry leads you and your classmates on a two-day retreat to become familiar with the Sisters of Notre Dame's spirituality on the "goodness of God," and to start to discern your place at Emmanuel. Asking, "Where have you been, where are you now, and where are you going?" so that you discover connections and belonging within our community. Sign up at the Student Involvement Fair or contact Jen Roy via firstname.lastname@example.org.