Student affairs professionals are in a prime position to help students engage in their academics and position themselves for career success after they graduate. Help students by encouraging them to select the things they enjoy, maximize their time and apply their learning to the “real world.”
Engaging students in their first year of college is critical to student retention, and sets the tone for the remainder of their educational career at that institution. The connections and affiliations that a student makes during their first year will help set their course for the years to come.
New Student Orientation programs are the first chance to engage new students in the culture, expectations, and resources your institution has to offer. When done right, the results of your efforts are increased retention and student success.