As you begin your first year, we want to express our gratitude for your company as we navigate these uncharted waters together. You may have many questions, so we want to ensure you are as informed and integrated as possible.
We have launched The First Year Mentor Program which creates a network of support and social connection for every enrolled first-year student, both on- and off-campus. Each first-year student will be a member of a Mentor Group made up of ten first-year students. It is our goal, that this group of 10 students will move onto campus and be assigned in the same house and/or complex so that they have a place to start once they get here.
Frosh 101, a program out of VPUE is also a critical place for connection for our first year students. While much of the core content on diversity and inclusion, healthy communities, sense of belonging and purposeful living and learning will continue, we’ve amended the content to meet the current context, including a section on starting college during a pandemic and focusing the community reflections more broadly than one’s dorm.