Orientation

Maximize Your Orientation Capabilities With These 10 Must-Have Features

Ah, orientation: the information-packed first peek at college life for new students. Both nerve-wracking and exciting, orientation sets the tone for a student’s college experience. A survey found that students who rated their orientation experience positively were 17% more likely to continue having a positive college experience. While students with negative orientation experiences were 71% …

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4 Strategies to Build a Thriving First Year Student Experience Program for Mobile-First Students and their Families

The First Year Student Experience has always been critical to ensuring that students feel included and confident transitioning into their first year of college. But, in recent years, especially with the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic, the FYE program has had to transform to meet the dynamic needs of incoming students and their families. When …

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Break the Ice: 10 Ice Breaker Ideas For Your New Student Orientation

For most students, college orientation is one of their first tastes of life outside of the protective high school bubble. The pressure is on! Not only do students feel a little lost in a sea of faces, but they’re also trying to look like they’re ready to conquer the world. After all, image is vital …

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Virtual or In-Person: How to Plan for an Unknown 2021 College Orientation

How do you plan for upcoming college orientation programs when there’s a lot of unknown? Similar to this current semester, college universities, specifically administrative staff, had to adapt to the obstacles around the pandemic and plan accordingly. Instead of planning a day of activities, a campus tour, or presentations for students and parents, there were …

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