Tips for New Student Success

1. Connect with a Student Leader

Whether you commute or live in a residence hall, we have dedicated student leaders who are available to help you connect with your campus. Get to know your Commuter Advisory Board Members or Resident Assistants (RAs) early in the semester. They work with dynamic professional staff members to provide opportunities for you to engage in conversations, programs, activities and social connections.

2. Participate in the New Student Day of Service

You are invited to learn about service opportunities in Boston by serving at various nonprofit agencies. Join the upper-class student leaders and your classmates to make a difference at one of the nonprofit agencies in Boston. View a list of available opportunities and sign up to participate on Welcome & Move-In Day.

3. Build Leadership Skills

Enroll in the Emmanuel College Leadership Academy, our leadership development program geared at first-year students who demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to the future of Emmanuel College and a strong drive to achieve great things at EC. For more information, contact Kelli Connors, Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership Development, at connorsk@emmanuel.edu.

4. Partner with a Peer Mentor

Connect with your upper-class Orientation Leaders (OL) on a regular basis to learn how to succeed in academic, co-curricular and social life at EC. Why not learn from someone who has been through what you are going through? You'll meet your OLs at Orientation and reconnect with them during Welcome Week. You'll have the opportunity to utilize the OLs as friends and resources for the whole first semester and beyond! Make sure to take full advantage of this opporunity!!

5. Attend the Student Involvement Expo

Involvement will help make your experience your own. Upper-class student leaders will introduce you to more than 50 clubs and organizations at this annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

6. Check Out the FOCUS program

Excited about college, but not yet certain about your major? Offered to you through the Office of Academic Advising, the FOCUS program gives you an opportunity to work closely with your Academic Advisor and to complete online career and personal assessment tools that will assist you in determining a major that is appropriate and satisfying. Indicate your interest at your first academic advising session in the month of September or e-mail your Academic Advisor.

7. Develop Your Four-Year Plan

The four-year plan will be your academic roadmap to your experience at Emmanuel. Make sure not to miss your first meeting with your Academic Advisor during September, as you will build your four-year plan, and hear about the FOCUS program. Your class schedule lists the date, time and location of your first meeting with your Academic Advisor.

8. Attend an SGA Information Session

Meet your Class Advisors, connect with the Class of 2022 and start to decide what mark your class will leave at Emmanuel. You'll also learn how to take on leadership roles as a Class Officer.

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