Friday, July 26, 2013

Faculty & Staff: Freshman Orientation

August 19–23 is Freshmen Orientation week. Our goal is to make the students familiar and comfortable in their new environment and introduce them to the staff and faculty of Andrews University.

We would like to begin a new tradition this year and on Friday, August 23, we will host a BBQ supper on campus for willing faculty and staff to join a mentor group for supper followed by vespers. This interaction with faculty/staff has been a much-appreciated event by our new students over the years, thanks to the hospitality of many. We are hoping that this tradition can continue in this new venue.

While we are not asking for your home and food this year we are asking for a few things. Our focus this year for our new students is to make their first 100 days here on our campus a wonderful and unique experience. We would like faculty/staff mentors to give us 5 hours in the fall semester to join your mentor group in checking in and being available to the students during a set time:

  • 2 hours for the Freshman BBQ
  • 1 hour at the 30-day mark
  • 1 hour at the 65-day mark
  • 1 hour at the 100-day mark.

These specific days fall into the Tuesday Choice time slots already carved into each student's schedule, and we will provide locations and refreshments; group leaders will facilitate each group. On the 100-day mark we will have a special celebration in the Howard, again to recognize the successful completion of the first 100 days of this new year.

We are hoping for 22 faculty and staff members to be mentors for 22 New Student Mentor Groups.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Student Activities office at 269-471-3615 or by email at by Friday, August 9. Thank you!

Contact Chelsea Nelson for more information at or by calling 269-471-3615.



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