New Student Orientation focused on including families, building connections

GW Hatchet - 08-19

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Incoming students will participate in a first-of-its-kind orientation this week focused on building connections between transfer and first-year students. Students will attend New Student Orientation starting the week before classes for the first time in history, replacing Colonial Inauguration, during which incoming students completed orientation over select weekends in June and August. Student leaders and officials who planned orientation said the switch allows incoming students to build stronger connections through social programming – like a movie night – earlier in the year and increases family participation in students’ college transitions.