Congratulations and welcome to the Monmouth University community! Choosing to attend Monmouth is a great beginning to this exciting time of your life. You are now part of a campus community that is proud of the academic challenges, social opportunities, and personal attention that we can provide for our students. During our two-day New Student Orientation in July, you will begin to take the first steps toward a successful first year at Monmouth. You will hear more about New Student Orientation and how to sign up for the program by the end of May.
There are three goals of the New Student Orientation program. First, we will explore the changes that are in store for you. Our student staff will share helpful hints and personal experiences that will help ease your transition. You will learn more about what your first year of college will be like and have the opportunity to have your questions answered by current students.
Second, we will empower you to make the most of your educational experience. During New Student Orientation, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor. In this meeting, you will set academic goals, register for your fall courses, and find campus resources to achieve those goals.
Last, we want to engage you in our community. We will share with you what it means to be a Monmouth Hawk. You will be connected to the students, faculty, and staff members who will help make your Monmouth experience a memorable one. You will also learn more about opportunities to get involved on campus and about our "Welcome Week," the series of fall events to celebrate the start of the year. Those events will begin on First Year Move-in Day (Sunday, August 31, 2014), and events continue throughout the first week of classes.
Our New Student Orientation program will mark the beginning of your experience as a student of Monmouth University. On behalf of everyone involved in these first steps, welcome to Monmouth. We can't wait to meet you.
Susan BennettCoordinator of Transition and Leadership Programs