Scores of midyear students move in at The Village

Weeklong orientation helps students learn the ropes

Photos/Charles A. Radin

Ari Tretin '12, Shirel Guez '12 and Student Union President Herbie Rosen '12 direct traffic as midyear students move in.

It’s all sunshine and happiness at The Village today, despite some soggy weather conditions, as 130 mid-year entering students move in. It's the beginning of a college for career for 110, and there are 20 transfer students.

Together, they’ll help each other acclimate to student life, along with help from assigned mentors and a weeklong orientation session tailored to their needs.

In addition to learning the nuts and bolts – like how to set up an e-mail account or transfer credits – students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities throughout the weekend. This will include a values program during which students will discuss the misuse of alcohol, sexual misconduct, academic integrity and fire safety; Library and Technology Services will conduct a session on Internet privacy; Hillel will host a Shabbat dinner and services. Through Volunteer Fest 2012, they can even experience their first service project in the Greater Waltham community.

Move-in will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Contact New Student Orientation with any questions or concerns at (781) 736-5074,

Categories: Student Life

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