Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
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The purpose of the Orientation Program is to better the integration of the first-year and transfer students into the community of Saint Vincent College by promoting the values and traditions of the school through positive, engaging, and nurturing channels. The program aims to promote clear communication of College policies and expectations while encouraging campus involvement.
The Orientation program at Saint Vincent College is a five-week program designed to help freshmen become acclimated to our campus. Our program is extensive, informative, and nationally recognized. All of the Orientation Leaders and committee members involved in this program are undergraduate students who volunteer their time to the new students and their acclimation to Saint Vincent College.
What can you expect from our program?
As part of the Orientation program, there are approximately 100 upper-class students who volunteer their time to serve on the general Orientation committee. These students will be the ones who will move you in on move-in day and serve as mentors to you throughout the first few weeks of school. Each freshman is paired with an upperclassman on the Orientation committee who serves as their resource for information and a friendly face on campus along with welcoming them to the Saint Vincent Community. This mentor program does not end with the six weeks of the Orientation program but continues throughout the freshman year. Freshmen and upperclassmen are matched by major; this helps the incoming students better acclimate to their programs of study.