The Department of Orientation develops, advises, manages and evaluates all elements of the New Student Orientation program for fall arrivals and midyear students. The orientation program is designed, coordinated and implemented by the Orientation Core Committee, a group of student leaders.

First-Year Programs and the First-Year Experience course are run by the Department of Community Living. First-Year Programs provide opportunities for and encourage increased contact between first-year students, their advisors, faculty, staff and the community as a whole. The programs address the core values of the Division of Student Life and Success and focus on developing the whole student. These programs prepare new students for the challenges of an intellectual and academically rigorous environment, and prepare them for living and learning in a pluralistic and diverse community. Contact us for more information!