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First-Year Transition

Enhancing the academic integration of first-year students.

Emmanuel offers many resources for first-year students to help you navigate new situations and thrive in your new community. The First-Year Transition seminar positions you to transition academically during your first year and beyond. The seminar meets for four weeks and is available to all first-year students. Each week, individual seminars are directed by Emmanuel faculty and staff serving as first-year instructors. These seminars are unified by the common themes of community, connection/belonging and purpose.

The goal of this program is to increase student success by enhancing the integration of first-year students into the Emmanuel community. Supporting this goal are the following objectives:

  • Familiarizing students with college-level work, academic expectations, and strategies key to academic success
  • Providing each student with a connection to a faculty or staff member 
  • Enhancing the sense of community, belonging, and personal responisbility among first-year students
  • Connecting students to campus resources and opportunities 

Sample ACE Schedule:

Weeks Topic
One  Introduction to your first year at Emmanuel College
Two  Technology Tools and Time Managment
Three  Community Responsibility
Four  Resources for Success
Five  Road Map for What's Ahead
 Six Exploring Emmanuel and Beyond