Student Life

Top Ten Tips for New Student Success

1. 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 Council Members or Resident Assistants (RAs) 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 1st.

2. Participate in the New Student Day of Service
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:30am

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.

3. Build Leadership Skills

Enroll in the Emmanuel College First-Year Focus Leadership Academy, our leadership development program geared at first-year students who demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to the future of Emmanuel College and a strong drive to achieve great things at EC. For more information, contact Kevin Farrell, Director of Student Center Services/Assistant Director of Student Activities, at farrellk@emmanuel.edu.

4. Partner with a Peer Mentor
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. (Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall)

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? Student Adjustment Guided Effectively (S.A.G.E.) can do just that! Attend the "Get Connected with S.A.G.E." session to learn more about connecting with current EC students. For more information, contact Alexa Simeone, Director of New Student Engagement + Transition, in St. Ann's Lower Level, Office G-K1 or via e-mail at simeonea@emmanuel.edu.

5. Enroll in ARC0101, Strategies for Academic Success

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 five-week 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, tutoring, writing assistance, and individual academic coaching. Sign up for ARC 0101 today by e-mailing your Academic Advisor.

6. Attend the Student Involvement Fair
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:15pm (Quad)

Involvement will help make your experience your own. Upper-class student leaders will introduce you to more than 50 clubs and organizations at this annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

7. 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.

8. Develop Your 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 Majors Exploration Program (MEP). Your class schedule lists the date, time and location of your first meeting with your Academic Advisor.

9. Attend a Class of 2018 Meeting
Dates, times and locations coming soon!

Meet your Class Advisor, connect with the Class of 2018 and start to decide what mark your class will leave at Emmanuel. You'll also learn how to take on leadership roles as a Class Officer.

10. Participate in the Take48 Retreat
Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28, 2014 (Cape Cod)

Campus Ministry leads you and your classmates on a 48-hour retreat to become familiar with the Sisters of Notre Dame's spirituality and to start to discern your place at Emmanuel. The retreat is led by upper-class students who speak personally about their own experiences at Emmanuel College. It is a great time to build new friendships and to reflect on coming to college. Asking "Where have you been, where are you now and where are you going?" you'll discover connections and belonging within our community. Sign up at the Student Involvement Fair or in Administration Building Room 153 or contact Mission + Ministry at: campusministry@emmanuel.edu.