Can you believe that session 1 is already over?! After a lot of preparation, the 12 other Orientation Leaders and I left our house to check in and welcome the first group of students from the class of 2016. We were really excited but kind of nervous , just as many of the orientees were feeling as they walked toward a group of 13 cheering college students in yellow polos welcoming them to Orientation (yep, that’s us- your Orientation Leaders!)
For those of you that are awaiting your orientation session, here are the 3 most important things (in my opinion) that you will take away from Orientation
- Learn about St. Rose– There is a TON of information that we give out at orientation. We definitely make use of every minute we have at Orientation. Students and parents learned all about St. Rose as we went to presentations from offices all over campus that came to tell us about everything from academics to social life and everything in between. There’s a lot to remember, so if you forget, don’t forget that you can always contact your Orientation Leader via email when you get home!
- Make new Friends– I think it’s safe to say that just about everyone is nervous about coming to campus and fitting in. I know I was really nervous about that when I was in your shoes! It’s cool to see this from an Orientation Leader’s perspective- as a whole, the group is rather quiet in the beginning, but at check out, students are exchanging numbers and waiting for their friends to gather belongings from their rooms and meet up with their parents.
- FREE STUFF!!! We like to give away free stuff at St. Rose. I tend to notice this most when I want to wear a shirt that doesn’t say something about St. Rose on it. At Orientation, you will definitely walk away with a sling pack, water bottle, and class of 2016 t-shirt (the design YOU chose). You’ll also have plenty of chances throughout the day and at the Late Knight Social event to win more St. Rose gear!