Campus Overload: Frosh Orientation


Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Parents: Let go of your college kids

Today's frosh orientation advice is for parents. Our guest lecturer is Laurie Hamre, the vice president for student affairs at Macalester College in Minnesota. It's the time of year when thousands of parents around the country are slowly untying the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Macalester College, Parents

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2010

Getting involved (and staying involved) in college

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Tiffany Sanchez, the director of new student programs at American University. What do these three people have in common? The over-involved high school senior who's feeling a little burnt out... The yearbook editor who...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frosh Orientation | Tags:  American, Frosh Orientation

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Lebanon Valley junior's advice: Get involved

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Katrina Wells, a junior mathematics major at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. Being an academically inclined student, I didn't become very involved in on-campus activities in the first months of my first year....

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frosh Orientation | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Lebanon Valley College

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Wisdom for frosh from Hope College students

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturers are students at Hope College in Michigan. Andrew Haggerty, junior, social work and psychology major There are definitely times when it's a great idea to sacrifice a good night's sleep to do something fun. The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:20 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Hope College

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Financial Literacy 101

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Kathryn Mullaney, vice president of finance at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Following the arrival of that coveted fat envelope from the college or university, students and parents typically sit down to figure...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, St. Lawrence

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010

GWU dean's tips for the Class of 2014

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Helen Cannaday Saulny, the dean of freshman at George Washington University. It's the beginning of August, which for incoming freshmen means the start of their college career in less than a month. Whether you...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, George Washington

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Advice for frosh from Meredith College students

Welcome back to Freshman Orientation. Today a group of students at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., answered the question: What do you wish you knew freshman year? Allie Hargrove, Class of 2011 "I wish I had figured out earlier that...

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/28/2010

Commuters are college students, too

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Daniel Sullivan, director of first year and transitional programs at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He also has two daughters in college. Commuter students are sometimes overlooked when it comes to "preparing...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Nova Southeastern University

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/27/2010

College advice from a Sewanee junior

Welcome back to Freshman Orientation. And who better to give advice than a current student? So, today's guest lecturer is Kelly O'Mara, a junior studio art and English major at Sewanee: The University of the South. Remember everyone is just...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010

Freshmen: Bring your manners to campus

Welcome to the first day of freshman orientation! Today's "guest lecturer" is Ruth Davis, a computer engineering professor at Santa Clara University. As a longtime college professor, I have noticed that today's students sometimes arrive missing some of their manners....

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Santa Clara University

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 07/26/2010

Welcome to Freshman Orientation 2010

If you are headed to college for the first time this fall, chances are back-to-school has been on your mind all summer. Hopefully, you are excited -- these next four years (or five, or six) are going to be some...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:08 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation