Stonehill will welcome the Class of 2018 to campus for Summer Orientation beginning Monday, June 23 when the first of two sessions gets underway. Each two-day session (June 23, 24 & June 26, 27) will give incoming students an introduction to the academic, social and spiritual resources and opportunities Stonehill offers. Over 600 students are expected to attend one of the sessions along with 800 of their family members.
While for most, this will not be their first visit to Stonehill, it will be their first chance to immerse themselves into the campus community as they prepare for the transition from high school to college.
“Summer Orientation represents an important step for first-year students and their families as they become part of the Stonehill community. The summer program draws its strength from the combined efforts of all office and departments and their focus on the first-year student. Meeting peers, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing first-hand a glimpse of what the next four years has to offer represents the value of Summer Orientation,” says Jim Hermelbracht, Director of Student Activities and Orientation Committee Chair at Stonehill.
Rotating sessions for students include “Community Expectations,” where students will learn what is expected of them as they become members of the Stonehill community and “Your Academic Experience,” which will help guide students through the College’s many academic offerings. Other sessions include informational panels on campus ministry, residence life, commuter life, health & wellness and diversity.
The day-long session offered for families will include informational panels on campus safety, campus ministry, health services, residence life and community standards.
Guiding the students during their stay on campus will be Stonehill student Peer Mentors, who will also organize several activities to help the Class of 2018 become more familiar and comfortable with the campus. The Peer Mentors will also share their own experiences as Stonehill students to the incoming class members.
For more on Summer Orientation 2014, visit here.