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College Orientation

An Expert's Guide On How to Survive Freshman Year

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Nothing is more exciting than your freshman year in college. The change in atmosphere, the opportunity to make new friends and most importantly you fi...

3 Things to Do the Day You Choose Your College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

With May 1--College Decision Day--upon us, here's advice that's not to be missed

Brandon Dawson Rocks at Elmira College.

Elaine Williams | Posted 09.10.2015 | College
Elaine Williams

I thank you, Brandon Dawson, for the work you are doing at Elmira College. You help make a difference more than you know. The leaders at Elmira are doing all the right things and having the tough conversations to make it a safe and happy campus. And who doesn't want more of that?

Colleges Are Offering Freshman Orientations For Parents

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

Colleges across the U.S. have put a new spin on "take your child to work day," or in this case, "take your parent to school day." By flipping the ...

The Ultimate Pre-College Checklist for High School Seniors

The Prospect | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
The Prospect

Congrats, you've gotten into college! While you're sitting there eating cupcakes and online shopping for spirited pajama bottoms, it occurs to you: you've just committed to four years, and there's so much to do.

How Launching a Book Is Like Sending Your Kid to College

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

As you abandon your child on that college campus, you envision the worst: a psychopath for a roommate, listless professors, alcohol poisoning, and fraternity hazing.

The Secret Life Of College Orientation

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Ellie Papadakis On Ju...

7 Things I Learned At My Son's College Orientation

Shelley Emling | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's called 'Freshman Orientation' but it's probably designed more for the parents than for the freshmen.

What To Expect At College Orientation

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Teen

By Megan McCluskey High school graduation day has come and gone and it’s finally summer. But, this isn’t just any summer; it’s the one before...

The Really Important Book College Students Rarely Read

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 02.13.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

The college catalog is the really important book that college students rarely read. Yet it is both bible and contract for students.

They're Ba-a-a-a-ck!: Students Have Returned... Have You?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

There's a whole big world out there off-campus. But we student affairs professionals can easily fall into the trap of myopically only seeing the residence halls and campus centers before us.

New Students' Anxiety: Learning Campus Norms

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

The incoming students know the university's written policies (or at least are told what they are or where to find them) but tend to be curious about the informal rules. What do people wear to class? Can we eat during class? Should I have a separate notebook for my labs and lectures?

The Social Network That Ate Orientation...Thanks, Facebook!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The fatal flaw in my Facebook rebellion was found where it is always can be found: the students. Turns out, my aversion to using Facebook professionally didn't stop students from going there. In droves.

10 Things Rising Freshmen Can Do to Be Totally Ready for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready this fall.

Parents: Lost in the College Transition

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Harke Ed.D.

I have talked with many parents who feel confused, overwhelmed and bewildered when a student moves away to college.

College Reading Lists: Freshman Disorientation?

The New Yorker | Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The summer reading that colleges assign to their incoming freshmen is too easy, too liberal, and too contemporary. So says a recent report from the Na...