Orientation will give you a taste of what life's like at Emmanuel, but it's up to you to explore all the opportunities - on campus, in the classroom and around town!
What Happens at Orientation?
Orientation is more than an introduction to Emmanuel, it's a glimpse into what you can expect as a student here. It's the start of the next chapter of your life. Orientation is our first opportunity to welcome you as a member of the Emmanuel community. During the two-day program, which begins at 9:30 a.m. on Day 1 and concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Day 2, you'll get a sneak peek of what life's like here at Emmanuel College. In addition to meeting your new classmates, we'll help you get started on becoming an active member of our community. We've put together a full itinerary of activities for you, which you will receive upon your arrival to campus.
Until then, here are a few highlights of what happens at Orientation:
• Meet your orientation leaders
• Meet your academic advisor - select your fall semester courses
• Get connected - learn about the Emmanuel MySaints Portal and your e-mail account
• Participate in a student resource and involvement tour - explore the many ways to get involved on campus
Meet Your Orientation Leaders
Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a select group of current students dedicated to welcoming you, answering questions and introducing you to everything Emmanuel. Once you've checked in, you will meet in small groups with your assigned OLs, who will serve as resources to you throughout Orientation and be familiar faces around campus when you return for the fall semester.
Meet Your Academic Advisor
Our Office of Academic Advising provides the support you need to attain your academic goals and helps you transition into life as a college student. Please note that you will need to complete your mathematics and language assessments (French or Spanish if you took either in high school) online before you arrive on campus for Orientation. Information will be sent to you via e-mail on May 1 with directions on how to complete these online assessments.
During Orientation, with assistance from your academic advisor, you will choose your course schedule for your first semester at Emmanuel. This is your opportunity to peruse our extensive liberal arts and sciences offerings and begin your journey toward a college degree. We recommend reviewing the Academic Catalog prior to arriving at Orientation to get a feel for what our academic programs offer.
Here you'll learn about the College's website and MySaints - our internal communication system where you can find College news and announcements, Online Academic Resources, Student Financial Services information and applications in one convenient location. Information will be sent to you via e-mail by mid-May with directions on how to access your MySaints account before you arrive on campus for Orientation. In addition, you can connect with Emmanuel through the Class of 2018 Facebook page or our other social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare!
Student Resource and Involvement Tour
What interests you? Is it Athletics? Study Abroad? Internships? Alternative Spring Break? Are you interested in working in the fall? Take a tour around campus to learn more about all of the resources and opportunities available to you as an EC student. Offices include but are not limited to: Athletics, Bon Appétit (food service), Mission + Ministry, Counseling Center, New Student Engagement + Transition, Internships and Career Development, Campus Safety, Information Technology, Student Financial Services, Residence Life and Housing, and Student Activities and Multicultural Programs.
Meet the Dean of Students
Before the conclusion of Orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet Emmanuel's Dean of Students, Dr. Joe Onofrietti - a great resource for all our students. Through this interactive workshop, "Dr. Joe" will address Emmanuel's policies, procedures and community standards with the help of the other staff and OLs.