On June 12, Newman University hosted Transfer Orientation for students that have decided to transfer from their current schools to Newman. Orientation was held in the Alumni Center inside the Dugan Library on the Newman campus, where staff provided lunch and students listened to guest speakers and joined in on various activities throughout the day.
Orientation for transfer students is a time where students are able to come to campus without the stress or high levels of activity that a normal school day brings. The campus is quiet during the summer so it allows students to come and get acclimated with the campus and the buildings.
“[Transfer Orientation] is twofold,” said Assistant Dean of Transfer Students and Adults Teresa Wilkerson, M.A. “You get a chance to acquaint the students with the university itself – the buildings around campus – and show them how to get online and become a part of the Newman community.”
Throughout the day, students took part in various activities that would help them get used to the university itself and become familiar with other transfer students. Students participated in a campus tour, which included a trip to the Dugan Library to take their ID pictures, and played games.
Wilkerson stressed the importance of transfer students coming to orientation so they can talk and interact in ways that allow them to get to know each other.
“You come to orientation to form a bond and develop relationships so you feel comfortable on campus,” said Wilkerson.
The day ended with students competing in a “Newman Trivia” game that tested their knowledge of school history, campus buildings and other school information. Transfer students will get the chance to meet returning students on Aug. 21, in Sacred Heart Hall on the Newman campus.