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Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Smooth Transitions encourages all incoming students to participate in this three day pre-orientation program, designed to support the introduction, matriculation and retention of underrepresented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social environment at Capital University. Smooth Transitions begins three days before August new Student Orientation and extends throughout the academic year. Daily activities focus on utilizing campus resources, developing supportive networks, understanding academic expectations and encouraging involvement in campus activities and community service. The primary goal of Smooth Transitions is to assist students in building a strong relationship with Capital University. This year’s program will begin on Sunday, August 18 and conclude on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
Everyone can participate in Smooth Transitions. If you are an incoming new, transfer or commuter student for the 2013-2014 academic year, then you are invited to attend. Students who come to Smooth Transitions will participate in
educational, social and cultural programming that will aid in their
transition from high school to college, as well as enhance their
first-year experience. Incoming students will learn about strategies and resources designed to assist with their academic success. campus engagement and leadership skills. Over the course of the three days, students will be introduced to faculty, staff, students and alumni committed to assisting with the their journey toward academic success during the first year of college and beyond. The cost for food and lodging will be covered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Each day of Smooth Transitions will be guided by a theme, including:
Peer Mentors are upper-class students selected and trained to provide support to first-year students. Peer Mentors are available to assist with campus adjustment through one-on-one meetings, electronic communication (e.g., email, texting and Facebook), on-campus programming and planning and facilitating Smooth Transitions activities throughout the year. Meet the Peer Mentors for this year.
If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Duncan Joseph, Director of Multicultural Affairs, directly at 614-236-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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