Campus Welcomes Class of 2014
June 16, 2010
Close to 700 students from the Class of 2014 will get a preview of their lives at Stonehill over the next four years when they arrive on campus next week for Summer Orientation 2010. 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 through a number of planned programs and activities as they prepare for the transition from high school to college.
"It's an exciting time for the College as we welcome our new Class of 2014, our largest in history, to our campus community, says Jim Hermelbracht, director of Student Activities at Stonehill. "It reminds us why we are all here."
Split into two sessions, 374 students are expected to attend the week's first Session on Monday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 22 while roughly 325 students will be on campus for the second Session on Thursday, June 24 - Friday, June 25.
In addition, over 900 parents will attend the two parent sessions scheduled to coincide with the student sessions. The day-long sessions for parents will include informational panels on campus life, spiritual life at Stonehill, career services, the S.U.R.E. (Student Undergraduate Research Experience) program, study abroad, varsity athletics, and wellness.
Throughout the two-day program for students, opportunities to learn more about academic, social and spiritual life on campus will be held through meetings and informational panels with academic advisors, faculty members, and administrators.
New to this year's program will be a Diversity at Stonehill information session, as well as a refreshed Academics at Stonehill session, where students, who have declared majors or have expressed interested in a particular area of study, will be able to meet with faculty from that discipline in addition to learning about the College's core curriculum.
Guiding the students during their stay on campus will be 55 Peer Mentors, who will also organize several activities to help the Class of 2014 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 information on Summer Orientation 2010, including scheduling, visit stonehillcollegefye.org.
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