In lieu of an in-person pre-orientation due to restrictions from COVID-19, there will be a first-generation student mentoring program that any incoming first-generation student can register for. The registration link is listed below. Incoming students who register will move-in at their regularly designated time, but will be matched with a current Carthage first-generation student to help them adjust to campus and navigate their first year of college.
The First in the Family (FIF) pre-orientation program invites incoming first-generation students to spend two and a half days before New Student Orientation connecting to campus and receiving important information to help navigate the college experience. A first-generation student is any student whose parents or guardians have not completed a bachelors degree.
Students will meet current first-generation Carthage students, connect with first-gen faculty, and get introduced to their student success advisors. Participants in the FIF pre-orientation will engage in activities and exercises to lay a foundation for their success and connection to the college community. The weekend will also include fun and interactive activities to help students forge relationships with one another. These activities include, but are not limited to, a scavenger hunt across campus, team building competitions, and a night out bowling!
All participants will also be a part of the first-generation mentoring program. Each student will be matched with a current Carthage first-generation student who will help them navigate their first year. Students will get introduced to their mentors at the Meet Your Mentor event the day before classes start.
Registration is required, as there are limited spots available.
Please note: The application for Fall 2020 registration will open on June 9, 2020.
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