By: Marta Penkalskyj
Congrats! You have decided to attend Manor College! Now is a time of great excitement, and while you’re probably eager to see what lies ahead, you might be nervous to embark on this new journey. But let me tell you, that’s perfectly normal!
Some time before classes even began though, I attended New Student Orientation, where I made myself at home at Manor College. The people here realize that not only are you new to Manor, but Manor is new to you! Whether you’ve just finished high school, are transferring from another institution, or if you’re simply starting fresh, here are some reasons why attending New Student Orientation will benefit you:
1.) Meet New Students
Okay, this may seem like an obvious one, but it’s very helpful! At New Student Orientation, everyone is on the same boat. This day gives you the opportunity to meet someone new and expand your social circle. These are the people who you will be spending the next few years with, and building a relationship with other students will help you along your journey. One of the great aspects of Manor is it’s small size, which allows a sort of intimacy on campus. This means that you will most likely see these other students anywhere from studying in the library to enjoying a tasty meal in the cafeteria. You may even meet your new best friend at Orientation! It’s the perfect opportunity to make some friends or to even just put yourself out there.
2.) Meet your Department
At New Student Orientation, you will get a chance to break off with the rest of your major. That means you get to see others who will take the same courses as you, talk to your future professors, and get a small taste of the curriculum that lies ahead. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the excitement of this day, separating with your major will definitely put you at ease. The groups are smaller and the dialogue centers around your particular interests. This is a chance to get any questions that have been on your mind out of the way. Your department is eager to meet you and is happy to assist you in any way they can, so don’t be shy!
3.) Experience the Campus
Maybe you saw Manor’s campus before or even had a tour, but now is your chance to actually experience it. Discover how you can get involved beyond the walls of academia. Manor offers an array of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for sports, clubs, or organizations, Manor has it all. Explore your own interests or try something new. Your limits are endless! Not only does New Student Orientation introduce you to your classmates, but it also gives you a chance to talk students who have belonged to the Manor community for some time. So don’t be scared to ask questions! Getting involved will help broaden your horizons, and will only add onto your college experience.
New Student Orientation is a great way to kick off your time at Manor. Before no time you’ll see that you truly do belong here. Come meet your classmates, get to know the college, oh, and most importantly, get to eat some delicious, free food! So come on in, have some fun, and make yourself at home!
Register for New Student Orientation, which will be on August 30, 2018, right here!