New Student Engagement & Transition

Welcome to Emmanuel.

Orientation Leaders and HaloYou're here.

After months of answering the question, "So where are you going to college next year?" Emmanuel is starting to feel like more than just a response, just a name, just a place.

You've taken your first steps as an Emmanuel student. You're on campus meeting people who will be a big part of your next four years. People who will impact the rest of your life. This is not just any place, it's your place.

Within these pages you will discover some of the highlights of the new student experience at Emmanuel College. You'll find tips on how to succeed in your first year. You'll find insights from current students who share their thoughts on the various activities in which they're involved and the community they enjoy and speak of often.

So, what now? Well, as you're about to learn, that's up to you. Welcome to Emmanuel!

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Christine Burke '22: Counseling with Compassion

Counseling & health psychology major Christine came to Emmanuel knowing she wanted to pursue a career in health care, and the College’s opportunities and connections for students interested in the field—as well as a neuroscience course she attended at EC Incoming—made the decision an easy one.

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Setting the Standard for Nursing Excellence

Within the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences, students gain the type of hands-on, practical experience that helps them emerge as well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals.

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Nick Eline '23: Perseverance in a Pandemic

Nick grew up in a family of medical professionals—his mother and grandmother are both nurses and his father is a paramedic. “I’ve always been surrounded with medical jargon and stories of health incidents, crises, and the rewarding benefits of providing care,” he said.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.