University Hosts Orientation for Class of 2017

Student orientation leaders (from left) Jacob Kanavy '15, a finance major from Archbald; Samantha Grimaldi '14, a counseling and human services major from Fords, N.J.; and Kathleen O'Boyle '14, a biology major from Scranton; along with a host of University administrators, faculty and student orientation assistants, are among those who will welcome members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2017 to orientation sessions in July.

The University will host two-day orientation sessions beginning next week for the more than 900 members of the class of 2017 and their parents and guests. The sessions will take place July 8-9, 11-12, 15-16 and 18-19 throughout campus.

Orientation is designed to introduce new students and their families to the University’s procedures, facilities and support services, and to provide them with the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators, staff, as well as each other. Incoming class members represents 15 states, Ireland and China, and 417 high schools.

At the July orientation sessions, students complete chemistry, mathematics, foreign language and composition placement tests. They also meet academic advisors, attend presentations on support services and extracurricular activities, and participate in recreational and social activities.

Parents and guests learn about the new role they will now play as parents of a college student, as well as the resources and programs offered by University Ministries, Information Resources, Financial Aid, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and other departments at the University.

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